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Bradley Manning’s Statement, the Press and Whistleblowing

...prisoners of conscience caught up in a system that is more concerned about the system than humanity.

by Kevin Gosztola  |  March 1, 2013

A statement Pfc. Bradley Manning read in court yesterday as part of his guilty pleas provided further evidence of how organizationally establishment US media organizations are incapable of responding to tips from whistleblowers. It also included much to ponder as President Barack Obama’s administration continues to maintain a war on whistleblowers, especially those whose work involves so-called national security.

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Bradley Manning’s Supporters Mark 1,000th Day in Jail

by Elaine Spike Pasquini

“Free Bradley Manning! Free Bradley Manning!” chanted human rights supporters in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza this afternoon. For nearly 1,000 days, PFC Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army, has been incarcerated for allegedly passing classified documents to the whistleblower Web site, Wikileaks, including the video “Collateral Murder” showing the killing of 11 Iraqi civilians by U.S. attack helicopters. Among the dead were two working Reuters reporters. Two children were also severely wounded in the attack.

The rally drew a crowd of more than 100, including tourists in town for this evening’s Chinese New Year Parade. Speakers at today’s rally included Jeff Patterson of Courage to Resist, Rainey Reitman and Michael Thurman of the Bradley Manning Support Network, Art Persyko of the 99% Coalition, Mary Ann Thomas of World Can’t Wait and Denny Riley of Veterans for Peace, among others.

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Bradley Manning’s One Thousand Days of Imprisonment Without Trial

by Kevin Gosztola

For more than two and a half years, the military has been prosecuting Pfc. Bradley Manning for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks and this Saturday, February 23, he will have been imprisoned without trial for one thousand days.

The military judge in his court martial at Fort Meade ruled on January 8 that he was punished “unlawfully” during his nine months of confinement at the Quantico Marine Brig in Virginia. He was given a 112-day sentencing credit.

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February 23 = 1000 Days in Prison for Bradley Manning - Protest in San Francisco

from the San Francisco chapter of World Can't Wait

No Trial, Torture, Solitary Confinement =
Is This the Price of Truth?
 
Whistle-blowing on War Crimes is NOT a Crime!
Free Bradley Manning now!

Calling all Bradley Manning supporters, justice activists, and people who refuse to accept the crimes of your government!

 

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Bill Maher Interviews Julian Assange

Bill Maher, host of Real Time on HBO, interviewed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange February 8, 2013, from the Ecuador Embassy in London.

Watch now:

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Happy Birthday Bradley Manning

by Debra Sweet

Today, Bradley Manning turns 25. It's his third birthday in prison without trial (recent proceedings have still all been pre-military commission). The unjust persecution and tortuous conditions Bradley has been put through are horrible, but only further expose the government whose crimes he showed the world.

Let Bradley know just how much it means to all of us, throughout the world, that we have the truth about these wars in Iraq and Afghanistan provided through WikiLeaks. Send him a card or a letter (read about mail restrictions). Mail to:

Commander, HHC USAG
Attn: PFC Bradley Manning
239 Sheridan Ave, Bldg 417
JBM-HH, VA 22211

New York Times Finally Covers Bradley Manning Proceedings (And Their Story Is Sloppy)

by Kevin Gosztola

Amidst growing criticism, including an editorial from the newspaper’s public editor, the New York Times sent reporter Scott Shane to cover military court proceedings in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier currently being prosecuted by the government for allegedly providing classified information to WikiLeaks.

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Bradley Manning: a Tale of Liberty Lost in America

Over the past two and a half years, all of which he has spent in a military prison, much has been said about Bradley Manning, but nothing has been heard from him. That changed on Thursday, when the 23-year-old US army private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks testified at his court martial proceeding about the conditions of his detention.

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Bradley Manning Testifies on His Torture and Abuse by U.S. Military

“I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to die’... I’m stuck inside this cage. I just thought I was going to die in that cage. And that’s how I saw it: an animal cage.”

Bradley Manning testifying at a pretrial proceeding, November 29, 2012

Bradley Manning has been imprisoned for over two and a half years, and finally on November 29 he was able to tell the world directly of the torture and abuse he has faced at the hands of the U.S. imperialist military and government.

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First Ever Presentation by Bradley Manning's Lawyer, David Coombs

Monday December 3, 2012
6 pm door opens -- 7pm event
All Souls Church Unitarian
1500 Harvard Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

 

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The Humiliation of Bradley Manning

...his jailers took Manning’s clothes away and made him stand naked, supposedly out of concern that otherwise he might be “a risk to himself.”

by Ray McGovern

It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment while other military officers privately took note but did nothing.

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