Marie Carmele Rose Anne Auguste


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Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste born Jeremie, Haiti November 29, 1936. Nurse and human rights advocate; antiwar singer. Reopened State University Hospital during military coup, breaking in with an axe and recruiting doctors and staff, 1991. Minister Delegate for Human Rights and the Fight Against Extreme Poverty, 2012. Received Reebok Human Rights Award, 1994. Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 2005.


Enough, we say!
77 times NO, Bush,
so that solidarity weaves
its way around the world
How can we say YES to war?

(Peace Women Around the Globe: Auguste; photo Cheney College)