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'Alternative Nobels' Honor Human Rights, Global Struggles

The Marshall Islands’ people and foreign minister were honored Thursday for taking legal action against nine countries with nuclear weapons for failing to meet disarmament obligations. The Pacific island group’s residents and official Tony de Brum shared the honorary portion of the 2015 Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel." The Marshall Islands group in April sued countries with established nuclear arsenals, including the United States,...

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