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Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 21:25:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: award for Vandana Shiva (fwd)



>
>        Alfonso Comin award for Vandana Shiva
>
>        Date: 13-11-1997 :: Pg: 10 :: Col: f
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>        By Our Special Correspondent
>
>        NEW DELHI, Nov. 12.
>
>        Environmental activist and Director,
>        Research Foundation for Science,
>        Technology and Ecology, Dr. Vandana Shiva,
>        has won the coveted Alfonso Comin award.
>
>        Dr. Vandana Shiva is being honoured with
>        the international award for ``her important
>        contribution, both scientifically and
>        personally, to the ecologist and feminist
>        movement in India, widening their fields
>        towards a greater perspective where struggles
>        related to gender, ecology, ethnocity, class
>        and human rights meet.''
>
>        The previous winners of the award include
>        Mr. Nelson Mandela, when he was still in
>        prison, Mr. Leonardo Boff, a liberation
>        theologist of Brazil, Mr. Abbe Pierre, founder
>        of Emaus Rag Pickers, and Ms. Salima
>        Ghezali, an Algerian journalist.
>
>        The award is in honour of Alfonso Comin, a
>        Catholic and Marxist, who devoted his entire
>        life to safeguarding equality, rights, freedom,
>        justice and peace, and engaged himself in the
>        liberation of the working class. It was
>        instituted in 1983, three years after his death,
>        by the Alfonso Comin Foundation. The
>        award ceremony is taking place at the Salon
>        de Clento of Barceola City Hall, Barcelona,
>        Spain.
>




   

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