PressTV-Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded an international peace prize for his anti-war efforts, an event that was largely ignored by major British and international media.

Corbyn received the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace” on Friday, after a powerful speech at the UN office in Geneva.

“As an active member, vice-chair and now vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK he (Corbyn) has for many years worked to further the political message of nuclear disarmament,” read a press release from the International Peace Bureau.

Pointing to Corbyn’s record as a former head of the Stop the War Campaign in the UK, the statement commended the Labour chief for advocating “peace and alternatives to war.”

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attends a ceremony to receive his Sean MacBride Peace Prize, Geneva, December 8, 2017. (Twitter…

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