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Shooters Walk Free, Whistleblower Jailed

Panorama | October 2, 2011

German-made short documentary on accused whistleblower Bradley Manning and anti-war veteran Ethan McCord (in English).

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NOTE August 15, 2013: Because of it's relevance to Bradley Manning's case and coming sentence we are re-posting this video, originally broadcast in Germany in October 2011. Click the video above to watch on daserste.ndr.de

Bradley Manning Could Face Death

By Glenn Greenwald  Bradley Manning

 

The U.S. Army yesterday announced that it has filed 22 additional charges against Bradley Manning, the Private accused of being the source for hundreds of thousands of documents (as well as this still-striking video) published over the last year by WikiLeaks. Most of the charges add little to the ones already filed, but the most serious new charge is for "aiding the enemy," a capital offense under Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Although military prosecutors stated that they intend to seek life imprisonment rather than the death penalty for this alleged crime, the military tribunal is still empowered to sentence Manning to death if convicted.

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The Collateral Murder video (from Wikileaks) and free-fire zones

By Christopher Brown

It has been almost a year since Wikileaks published CollateralMurder, a video of a war crime. It is time to revisit the reality of what happened there and to acknowledge the existence of free-fire zones.

On April 6th 2010 Wikileaks published a video of a massacre of civilians which occurred in New Baghdad, Iraq,  on July 12th, 2007. Two Reuters photographers were killed and the incident was investigated at the request of Reuters and the military dismissed any irregularities, declaring the killing to have been lawful.

As a painter of images of war, four screenshots stood out for me. The first two involve the civilians walking along innocuously unsuspecting while they are seen in the crosshairs of the helicopter gunner video. Contrary to the Army report, these civilians were not shooting at anyone and they were aware of the helicopter’s presence. The dialogue of the pilots is revealing: they suspected these men of being enemies because they were military aged males.

 

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News and Information about Accused Whistleblower Bradley Manning

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See: bradleymanning.org where you can donate to his legal defense, and get involved with the Bradley Manning Support Network. Join savebradley on Facebook.

Also: iam.bradleymanning.org

Write to Bradley with your support:

Bradley Manning 89289
830 Sabalu Road
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Raise Your Voice for Bradley Manning June 4!

Protests at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Honolulu, and NYC

We Stand With Bradley Manning

If Bradley Manning is the sources of any or all of the recent information about Afghanistan, Iraq and/or the "Collateral Murder" video released by Wikileaks, he is a hero. Whether or not he is the leaker, he should be released immediately. 

For more background information, see Wikileaks reveals video showing US air crew shooting down Iraqi civilians and Army Intelligence Analyst Charged for Releasing Wikileaks Video: Killers Remain Free

Sign these statements:

* standwithbrad
* FireDogLake's petition calling for an end to the inhumane treatment
* World Can't Wait's petition in support of Manning
* Avaaz: Stop Wikileaks Torture

News and Analysis:

Unprecedented efforts end torturous conditions, supporters vow to continue

Military moves to further isolate Bradley Manning with transfer to Kansas

Rep. Kucinich: Does Treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning Constitute ‘Cruel and Unusual’ Treatment?

Calls for an end to Bradley Manning's mistreatment: Military statements regarding Bradley Manning "patently false"

Video from protest at Quantico January 17.

More reports from Courage to Resist

Psychologist Organization Protests to Secretary Gates on Bradley Manning’s Solitary Confinement

More than 250 legal scholars publish an open letter in the New York Review of Books:
"There is no excuse for [Bradley Manning's] degrading and inhumane pretrial punishment."

Rally in Support of Bradley Manning at Quantico, VA March 20:

The Bradley Manning Rally at the Quantico Marine Base from Mike Knish on Vimeo.

Thursday: Call in with your support for Bradley Manning

Support Bradley Manning!

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Sign World Can't Wait's statement here.

We received this from the Bradley Manning Support Network:

Please call the White House Thursday, February 3, 2011, to voice your support for accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower US Army PFC Bradley Manning. Express your concern that Bradley's human rights be respected by the Quantico, Virginia, brig authorities.

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Protest at the Gates of Quantico for Bradley Manning

Protesters gathered at Quantico military base in VA on January 17th calling for the release of accused whistleblower Bradley Manning. More here.

Military statements regarding Bradley Manning "patently false"

Replacement of Quantico Brig Commander Provides Military Opportunity to End Mistreatment of Alleged WikiLeaks Whistle-Blower

By the Bradley Manning Support Network

QUANTICO, Virginia, 28 January 2011 -- Supporters of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower US Army PFC Bradley Manning are calling for Manning's detention status to be changed from maximum to medium security, that the "prevention of injury" (POI) order be lifted, and for the military to cease using "suicide watch" for punitive purposes. Without cause, Manning is the only inmate at Quantico subjected to either "max" confinement or POI. The lifting of these classifications would allow Manning to move outside his cell without restraints, perform jobs within the brig and have social interaction with other inmates.

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Punishing Bradley Manning for the Crimes of Others

Protesting Outside Quantico on MLK Day

Protesting Outside Quantico on MLK Day

By David Swanson

Bradley Manning, alleged U.S. Army whistleblower, is in two ways -- one likely, the other certain -- being punished for the crimes of others.

On Monday a crowd that I was part of staged a protest at Quantico, where Manning has been imprisoned for several months with no trial. At the last minute, the military denied us permission to hold a rally on the base, so we held it in the street blocking the entrance to the base. This visibly enraged at least one of the guards who attempted unsuccessfully to arrest a couple of us.

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Twitter Subpoena: U.S. Spies On, Threatens WikiLeaks

By Larry Everest

On Friday, January 7, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of Iceland's Parliament and a volunteer with WikiLeaks, the website devoted to government transparency, sent out two tweets on her Twitter account. One, "usa government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009." Two, that she had just received the following email: "Twitter has received legal process requesting information regarding your Twitter account in (relation to wikileaks)." Attached to the message she received from Twitter was a Department of Justice subpoena issued by a U.S. federal court in Virginia.

The subpoena, dated December 14, 2010, gave Twitter three days to provide detailed "customer or subscriber account information" for "the time period November 1, 2009 to present" on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, on Army intelligence specialist Bradley Manning (arrested in May 2010 on suspicion of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks), on two WikiLeaks computer programmers, and on Jónsdóttir.

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Psychologist Organization Protests to Secretary Gates on Bradley Manning’s Solitary Confinement

Bradley ManningBy Jeff Kaye

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), a non-profit organization of psychologists committed to social change and social justice, has written a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, protesting “the needless brutality of the conditions to which 23-year-old PFC Bradley Manning is being subjected” at the Marine Corps brig at Quantico, Virginia. He has been accused of unauthorized access to classified material, some of which he allegedly downloaded to his computer, as well as other computer and security-related charges.

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WikiLeaks Files Shine Light on U.S. Accountability for Torture in Iraq

This article first appeared in Revolution.

The files WikiLeaks released in late November reveal beyond doubt that the U.S. military in Iraq and the U.S.-controlled Iraqi army were given an official green light for the systematic use of torture, as well the cover up of those war crimes.

"Frago" ("fragmentary order") is a U.S. military term for a concise summation of longer orders. Frago 242, issued in July 2004, directed U.S. forces not to investigate any breaches of "military conduct" unless U.S. troops and those of its "coalition" were "directly involved." Frago 242 said that if an Iraqi detained by the U.S. or coalition troops was abused by another Iraqi, then "only an initial report will be made ... no further investigation will be required unless directed by headquarters."

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