Campaign for accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower

From the War Resisters League (WRL), Aug. 25:

Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime!
Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, stands accused of disclosing a classified video, published by WikiLeaks on April 5, 2010, depicting American troops shooting civilians from an Apache helicopter in 2007.

Eleven adults are killed in the video, including two Reuters employees, and two children are critically injured. No charges have been filed against the soldiers in the video, but please read the letter to the Iraqi people written by Ethan McCord and Josh Stieber, two members of the unit featured in the video, in which they say that the acts depicted in this video are everyday occurrences of this war. Bradley Manning faces up to 52 years in prison if convicted of the charges against him.

The Bradley Manning Support Network, including members of War Resisters League, is calling on individuals and organizations around the world to take action in support of Bradley Manning September 16-18. With dozens of local actions taking place during the same time frame, we hope to take the next step in building an international movement to free Bradley. Events will include public events, film screenings, discussion meetings, house party fundraisers, vigils and rallies.

The Bradley Manning Support Network via Courage to Resist is collecting donations for Manning’s legal defense fund.

See our last posts on Iraq, US atrocities and the WikiLeaks controversy.

  1. Death penalty for Bradley Manning?
    From the Washington Post, March 2:

    Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ alleged source, faces 22 new charges
    The Army has brought new charges – including one that carries the death penalty – against Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, a former intelligence analyst accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks.

    But prosecutors would not seek Manning’s execution if he were convicted of the capital offense of “aiding the enemy,” officials said Wednesday in a statement that outlined the 22 charges.

    Though the statement did not specify the enemy, Manning, 23, is accused of giving documents to WikiLeaks that related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and that U.S. officials have asserted could put soldiers and civilians at risk.

    1. in the streets, not the courts
      the battle and war for justice for bradley manning will be won and fought in the streets, not the courts. if 1/10th of the number of people who cam eout when the greengrocer from tunisia burned himself up came out in ever major square in every state of the union and overseas at the embassies and wouldn’t leave..he would be free and much would change.


      if they do execute him..much might change.

      and don’t forget to vote against the republicans..they will kill him for sport.