Corbyn’s Peace Prize Ignored By British Media Due To His Speech On Nuclear Disarmament
On Friday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize but his prize received slight coverage in the mainstream media.

The Sean MacBride Peace Prize is presented to individuals, organizations or movements for their work in the areas of peace, disarmament and human rights. Mr Corbyn, Noam Chomsky, and Japanese anti-military base activists, were supposed recipients of this year.

This international prize is a prestigious award dedicated to the memory of peace campaigner Sean MacBride. This year the prize went to Mr Corbyn because of his sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace.

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During his powerful speech at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva speech, the Leader spoke about Brexit and social justice and about issues that affect people on a global level. And that’s why all the UK media remained silent about the event. He said:

“we need to confront the four greatest and interconnected threats facing our common humanity”.

Mr Corbyn talked about the unprecedented number of people fleeing conflict, persecution, human rights abuses, social breakdown, and climate disasters. He also condemned the use of unilateral military action and intervention, rather than diplomacy and negotiation, to resolve disputes and change governments.

The Leader called on the world’s richer countries to “step up and show our common humanity”. He added that the current government, “champions some human rights issues” but “on others, it is silent, if not complicit, in their violation, because the UK is one of the world’s largest arms exporters”.

Mr Corbyn talked about the UK involvement in “the flagrant and large-scale human rights abuses now taking place in Yemen, fuelled by arms sales to Saudi Arabia worth billions of pounds”. He also criticised the lack of action on UK arms companies who profit selling arms to Yemen. He said:

“What does that say about our country’s priorities, or our government’s role in the humanitarian disaster now gripping Yemen?”

“Our credibility to speak out against the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims is severely undermined when the British Government has been providing support to Myanmar’s military.”

“together we can work for peace, security, and understanding because the survival of our common humanity requires nothing less.”

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