WISE Up for Bradley Manning. Call-out for solidarity

 

This feature summarises Welsh, Irish, Scottish and English (WISE) solidarity efforts for Bradley Manning to date and is a call-out for anti-war activists and all those who believe in civil liberties and freedom of expression to take up Manning's cause and build a solidarity movement that can't be ignored.

Accused WikiLeaks whistleblower and US army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been held for almost a year since being arrested in Iraq after allegedly releasing confidential documents and video footage to WikiLeaks, including the Collateral Murder video, which shows unarmed civilians including two Reuters journalists being killed in an unprovoked US Apache helicopter attack in Iraq. The charges against him now include aiding the enemy which carries a possible death sentence. He was held at Quantico Marine Brig for months under conditions of torture, apparently in a so far failed effort by the US authorities to get him to deliver Julian Assange who could then be extradited to the US. Under such sustained ill treatment, there have been serious concerns for Manning's mental and physical health. Mid-April, after months of public outcry over his torture, he was moved to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas with the authorities claiming improved conditions of detention, since when Barack Obama has seen fit to declare him guilty 1 | 2. Why bother waiting for the show trial?

On the newswires (newest first): Manning, Guantanamo and WikiLeaks | Video address by Gareth Peirce to Bradley Manning public meeting | Catholic Workers blockade Downing Street | Report from Pembrokeshire gig 23 April | Steve Jacobs performing anti-war songs at Bradley Manning gig, London | John McLean performing resistance song at Bradley Manning gig, London | Catholic Workers arrested: Stop the crucifixion of Brad Manning | Report from Bradley Manning event Sun 17 April | Free Bradley Manning! Public Meeting | Free Bradley Manning event, Dublin | Free Bradley Manning Vigil at the GPO, Dublin | International peace activists in Dublin to demand Obama frees Manning | CW M26 Solidarity with Bradley Manning | Solidarity with Bradley Manning, anyone? | Shut Guantanamo - Free Bradley Manning demo | International Day of Action, March 20 | Vigil in Wrexham for Bradley Manning, for Japan, Iraq and Libya | Anti-Nuclear Stall in Wrexham: Free Bradley Manning! | London Solidarity in Day of Action for Bradley Manning | Brad Manning & 'Route Irish' | Free Bradley Manning! US Embassy Protest | Callout 4 Solidarity for Bradley Manning | The Torture of Bradley Manning | Death Penalty for Bradley Manning, the Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower? | Bradley Manning: 22 new charges | Beyond the Vote: Call for Manning to be granted Irish citizenship | Assange hearing resumes Friday; Manning remains buried alive | Feb 5: Free Manning! Free Assange! End the War!" | London student demo: Want an education? Free Manning and Assange! | Gulf War anniversary and Bradley Manning | David Rovics: Song for Bradley Manning | Support Assange? Support Manning too! | Bradley Manning's Health is Declining | Support Bradley Manning
Elsewhere: WISE Up for Bradley Manning | UK Friends of Bradley Manning | Bradley Manning Cymru | Bradley Manning: The Welsh Connection | Bradley Manning: Welsh Solidarity? | Courage to Resist | Bradley Manning Support Network.
Local email lists: Low traffic announce-only WISE Up for Bradley Manning list | Sometimes busy WISE Up for Bradley Manning Discussion and Networking list

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