Right Livelihood Award. "Established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull to honour & support those 'offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.' It has become widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize,' and there are now 145 Laureates from 61 countries. Presented annually in Stockholm at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by four Recipients." The following is a partial list of laureates:

1929-1995 - Arna Mer-Khamis - Human rights activist. Mother of Juliano Mer-Khamis (qv). "Arna's Children" shows her work at Freedom Theatre in Jenin (West Bank). 1993

1929-2012 - Sr. Rosalie Bertell - Nun. "Raised public awareness about destruction of biosphere & human gene pool, especially by low-level radiation." 1986

1930-Alive - Johan Galtung - Called "Father of Peace Studies." Helped found the Intl Peace Research Inst (PRIO) in 1959. Click here for 2012 report. 1986

1931-Alive - Daniel Ellsberg - US military analyst. Leaked the Pentagon Papers about the Viet Nam War in 1971. 2006

1935-Alive - Stephen Gaskin - Counterculture hippie icon best known for Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in the 1960's & for co-founding The Farm in Tennessee. 1980

1936-Alive - Wes Jackson - Chaired one of 1st environmental studies programs in US. Founded Land Institute in 1976. 2000

1940-Alive - Ina May Gaskin - "Mother of Authentic Midwifery." "The most famous midwife in the world." Wife of Stephen Gaskin (qv). 2011

1944-Alive - Jakob von Uexkull - Lecturer, activist & politician. Established Right Livelihood Award (aka "Alternative Nobel Prize") 1980 & World Future Council 2006.

1947-1992 - Petra Kelly - Helped found German Green Party after living in USA 1959-70. Murdered at age 44. 1982

1952-Alive - Vandana Shiva - Ecofeminist. Founded Navdanya in Northern India. Leader of Intl. Forum on Globalization. 1993

1954-Alive - Mordechai Vanunu - Nuclear technician. Revealed Israeli nuclear program in 1986. CND headquarters named for him in London. 1987

1957-Alive - Amy Goodman - Broadcast journalist & author. Principal host of Democracy Now! on Pacifica Radio. 2008

1962-Alive - Alyn Ware - Peace activist. VP of Intl Peace Bureau. Global Coodinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation & Disarmament (PNND) in NYC. 2009