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Bradley Manning should win the Nobel Peace Prize – with Mairead Maguire

I contributed to this column by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire in the Guardian UK.

Peace is more than simply the absence of war; it is the active creation of something better… Nobel’s foresight is a reminder to us all that peace must be created, maintained, and advanced, and it is indeed possible for one individual to have an extraordinary impact. For this year’s prize, I have chosen to nominate US Army Pfc Bradley Manning, for I can think of no one more deserving. His incredible disclosure of secret documents to Wikileaks helped end the Iraq War, and may have helped prevent further conflicts elsewhere.

Read the full story in the Guardian UK.