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Corbyn honoured with prestigious peace prize

JEREMY CORBYN has won the Sean MacBride Prize for his work in promoting peace, disarmament and human rights.

The Labour leader was chosen for the prestigious award, dedicated to the memory of peace campaigner Sean MacBride, a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1974, along with Noam Chomsky and Japanese anti-military-base activists.

The International Peace Bureau commended Mr Corbyn for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace.”

The organisation said he has “ceaselessly stood by the principles, which he has held for so long, to ensure true security and wellbeing for all — for his constituents, for the citizens of the UK and for the people of the world.”

Mr Corbyn is the vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Britain and has served as chairman of the Stop the War Campaign.

Noam Chomsky shared the award for his “tireless commitment to peace, critique of US foreign policy and anti-imperialism,” while All Okinawa Council Against Henoko New Base campaigners were praised for highlighting the need to close the Futenma US marine air base, considered one of the world’s most dangerous military bases.

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