FREE BRADLEY MANNING Saturday 27 July 2013 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

manning-1000.jpg The trial of gay whistleblower Bradley Manning started on 3rd June in Fort Meade, US. Ever since, protests and support have never stopped inside and outside the Court. In particular, Bradley has been celebrated in countless Pride marches internationally.

The U.S. government concluded its case against Bradley after providing no real evidence that he had “aided the enemy” by passing documents to WikiLeaks. In response, Bradley’s defence is presenting four motions to get a not guilty on most of the greater charges.
As the judge is expected to pronounce a verdict very shortly, the Bradley Manning Support Network is calling for an international day of action on Saturday 27 July.

So far, actions are planned in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, UK (London, Peterborough...), and a dozen major US cities (Boston, Portland, San Francisco, Washington… MORE TO COME

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Over 70 supporters packed the courtroom and overflow trailer on July 8, 2013


Thanks to international whistleblower Bradley Manning, now we know about:
the “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter gunship crew killing Iraqi civilians ● The officially sanctioned cover-up of rape and other torture in Iraq and Afghanistan ● The extent of drone strikes ● The US government attacks on popular government & movements in Haiti and Venezuela ● Corruption by Tunisian dictator Ben Ali, which spurred the 2011 revolution ● Israel consulting with Egypt and the Palestinian Authority before invading Gaza ● ETC


julian_assange-420x0.jpgEdward Snowden’s exposé of global snooping by the
US has caused outrageedward_snowden.jpg around the world, as did the US re-routing of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane, especially in Latin America. The work of Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange has been crucial in spreading Bradley Manning’s evidence of governments’ crimes and brutality, and for organizing against US persecution of Edward Snowden.

Photos: Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

FREE BRADLEY MANNING - DEFEND ALL WHISTLEBLOWERS – ASYLUM FOR ASSANGE AND SNOWDEN

sf_bm_banner_pride_web.jpgJoin your nearest protest or organize a solidarity
event big or small in yourpride_london_2013.jpg area. Register it on the BMSN website, and let us know about it so we can help publicise. Latest actions here.

Photo: left San Francisco Pride: 2000 marched for Bradley. Right London Queer Strike contingent

Other ways to support Bradley
Attend the trial Write to Bradley ● Write to your local press ● Translate this message and/or send to your networks. ● Show the Collateral Murder video at meetings ● Send messages of support to BMSN. (cc payday@paydaynet.org and we’ll publish on our website.) ● Sign Daniel Ellsberg’s petition and Nobel Prize petition

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