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Protest at Fort Meade, Recruiting Centers, and U.S. Embassies to Demand Fair Treatment for Bradley Manning!

from the Bradley Manning Support Network

Rally and protest November 27 at Fort Meade!

November 27-December 2 Bradley Manning’s defense will be facing off with the military prosecution in Ft. Meade to argue that all charges be dismissed because of “unlawful pretrial punishment”.

This is one of the defense’s final chances to reduce possible sentencing, second in importance only to the court martial which begins next February 4th. It’s a crucial chance for the public to show the military and the media that they still support Bradley, by coming out to Fort Meade on November 27 to protest injustice in the military court!

Come rally with us outside the main gate of Fort Meade at 10am and demand that Bradley’s mistreatment be accounted for!  Speakers will include leading members of the Bradley Manning Support Network and partner organizations.

 

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Defense: Bradley Manning’s Speedy Trial Rights Have Been ‘Trampled Upon’

Bradley ManningArmyby Kevin Gosztola

The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, filed a motion calling for all charges with prejudice to be dismissed because the United States government has “trampled upon” Manning’s “speedy trial rights.”

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US Investigates Possible WikiLeaks Leaker for 'Communicating With the Enemy'

by Glenn Greenwald

A US air force systems analyst who expressed support for WikiLeaks and accused leaker Bradley Manning triggered a formal military investigation last year to determine whether she herself had leaked any documents to the group. Air Force investigative documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show that the analyst was repeatedly interviewed about her contacts with and support for WikiLeaks - what investigators repeatedly refer to as the "anti-US or anti-military group" - as well as her support for the group's founder, Julian Assange.

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Free Bradley Manning! Nationwide Protests September 6

As Obama accepts the Democrats' nomination, people around the country will act together to demand FREE BRADLEY MANNING.  World Can't Wait endorses the call for these actions from The Bradley Manning Support Network, Afghans For Peace and SF Bay Iraq Veterans Against the War.  See the video below from last month's occupation of Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland, that inspired this new call.   People are mobilizing quickly – World Can't Wait chapters, anti-war veterans' groups, Occupiers, and many others.

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Death From Above: WikiLeaks Collateral Murder Footage Examined

collateraldamage-wikileaks-video-02by Alex Morris 

On July 12 2007 a US apache helicopter shot several Iraqi civilians in an incident that shocked the world when footage of the event was published by whistleblower website, Wikileaks.

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WikiLeaks and Free Speech

by Michael Moore and Oliver Stone 

We have spent our careers as filmmakers making the case that the news media in the United States often fail to inform Americans about the uglier actions of our own government. We therefore have been deeply grateful for the accomplishments of WikiLeaks, and applaud Ecuador's decision to grant diplomatic asylum to its founder, Julian Assange, who is now living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

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Vets & Activists Hold Sit-In for Bradley Manning in Oakland Obama Campaign HQ

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Six arrested after holding sit-in inside Obama campaign headquarters 

KTVU: OAKLAND, Calif. — Six out of seven protesters were arrested Thursday night after they held a peaceful sit-in inside President Obama's campaign headquarters and refused to leave.

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Hands Off Ecuador and Assange!

Thanking Ecuador for offering asylum to Julian AssangeOn Thursday August 16, as news broke that Ecuador was giving political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, World Can't Wait in NYC quickly put together a plan to demonstrate support for this brave decision. About 12-15 people who understand significance of Wikileaks got together in front of the Ecuadorian Consulate with signs supporting the courageous stand of the Ecuadorian government:  "small country - high ethics - big heart," "hands off Ecuador and Assange," and "thanks for standing up for law and morality."

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America’s Vassal Acts Decisively and Illegally

Even during the decades of the Cold War, defectors or dissidents were never seized from each other’s embassies.

By Craig Murray

I returned to the UK today to be astonished by private confirmation from within the FCO that the UK government has indeed decided – after immense pressure from the Obama administration – to enter the Ecuadorean Embassy and seize Julian Assange.

This will be, beyond any argument, a blatant breach of the Vienna Convention of 1961, to which the UK is one of the original parties and which encodes the centuries – arguably millennia – of practice which have enabled diplomatic relations to function. The Vienna Convention is the most subscribed single international treaty in the world.

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Ecuador Grants Asylum to Julian Assange

by Kevin Gosztola

The government of Ecuador has officially granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Earlier this morning, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino made the announcement, describing the process undertaken before a decision was made by the government and declared the government endorsed the “fears,” accepted that Assange could face political persecution and measures, such as asylum, are necessary to avoid this persecution.

The decision did not hinge upon whether Assange could be granted safe passage to Ecuador or not. The Ecuador government indicated its hope that the United Kingdom would respect Ecuador’s decision and allow Assange—now a political refugee—the right to leave the Ecuador embassy in the UK for Ecuador.

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The Horrific Conditions of Bradley Manning's Imprisonment

by Kevin Gosztola 

A more than one hundred page defense motion detailing how Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, was subjected to cruel and inhuman treatment while held at Quantico Marine Brig has been made public.

The motion on “unlawful pretrial punishment” asserts officers at the brig made a decision to hold Manning in the harshest conditions possible, regardless of his psychological health. It concludes, as a result of “flagrant violation” of Manning’s “constitutional rights,” the judge should dismiss all charges with prejudice or, at minimum, grant “meaningful relief in the form of at least 10-for-1 sentencing credit for the 258 days PFC Manning inappropriately spent in the equivalent of solitary confinement.”

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