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Bradley Manning

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He's one of America's best. He risked great personal harm. He did so to expose vital truths.

He's a true American hero. He deserves praise, not prosecution. In February 2012, Movement of the Icelandic Parliament (MIP) members nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

They felt compelled to recognize his important contribution to world peace. They called nominating him a "great honor." They're indebted for what he did.

He deserves Washington's Presidential Medal of Freedom.

It's awarded "for especially meritorious contributions to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
War criminals often get it. Peacemakers are spurned.


MAWO Emergency Protest Picket Action in Defense of Bradley Manning – FREE BRADLEY MANNING NOW! Vancouver, Canada.

* Please Forward Widely *
Vancouver, Canada
 >> Free Bradley Manning Now!
THURSDAY, April 26
U.S. Consulate (1075 West Pender St. @ Thurlow St.)
Downtown Vancouver


About 1500 people gathered at Lafayette Park in Washington DC on Saturday, directly across from the White House, to decry the 8th anniversary of the start of the war on Iraq.

Report from DC-IMC: Private Bradley Manning, Part I: The White House Protest


Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Code Pink, World Can't Wait and ANSWER were the main sponsors of the demonstration. The focus of the protest was the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the bombings/drone attacks in Pakistan and the newly initiated attack in Libya.


Philadelphia will be part of international days of action to protest the U.S. government’s treatment of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. A rally will take place on March 20 from 12-1pm outside Independence Mall on Market Street between 5th and 6th Street.

Organizations and individuals in Philadelphia will rally on Sunday March 20 to protest the U.S. government’s treatment of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Army Private First Class Bradley Manning.   Manning, 23, has been held in isolation for nearly 300 days, charged with releasing classified documents, including a video that shows American troops shooting and killing 11 people, including two Reuters employees, in 2007.  The rally begins at 12noon outside Independence Mall, on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets.


President G.W. Bush carried out massive and illegal surveillance activities. President Obama is carrying out the brutal torments that were used at Abu Ghraib and other places on Pfc. Bradley Manning. In both cases, the presidents refused to permit outside persons to inspect and to see to it that their activities were conducted so as to be lawful and moral. In neither case could either president be trusted to tell the American public the truth about what they were doing.


Back during the scandal of G.W. Bush's illegal surveillance:
"...the NSA is or was provided total, unsupervised access to all fiber-optic communications going between some of the nation's major telecommunication companies' major interconnect locations, including phone conversations, email, web browsing, and corporate private network traffic."

The initial explanation as to how the surveillance was structured was:


When someone becomes a soldier, they swear an oath to support and defend the US constitution by following “lawful” orders. Thus, they are legally obliged by their own oath to not follow unlawful orders. What Bradley Manning did by leaking this critical information has been to uphold his oath as a soldier in the most patriotic way. Now, compare that with how he has been raked over the coals by most of the mainstream media.


Bradley Manning and GI Resistance to US War Crimes
--An interview with Dahr Jamail

By Angola 3 News

Independent journalist Dahr Jamail spent nine months reporting directly from Iraq, following the US invasion in 2003. His stories have been published by Inter Press Service, Truthout, Al-Jazeera, The Nation, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Independent, and many others. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, has appeared on Al-Jazeera, the BBC and NPR, and numerous other stations around the globe.


As time goes on more and more are praising Julian Assange or condemning him as almost the incarnation of evil.


It’s not right vs left politics. Publicity hounds, such as Rush Limbaugh and Julian Assange, try to make as much noise as they can, equating publicity with success, and can create a lot of problems. It’s sad that Daniel Ellsberg is discrediting himself. Compared to Ellsburg’s attempts to end the Vietnam War, Wikileaks is diplomatic gossip.

I liked Robert Gates cooling comments. I like the fact that important progressives like Salon and Talking Points have been unwrapping the left from Assange,

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