[act-ma] 2/23 Protest Bradley Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial, Feb23 (+June1 action, MD)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Feb 8 01:01:11 PST 2013

A local protest of Bradley's prolonged ordeal will be held at the time 
of the usual weekly Saturday peace vigil,

Sat. Feb. 23rd 1pm, at Park Street;

Bob Bowes has suggested a focus on the denial of Constitutional rights 
(seen not just in this case, but throughout the "Homeland").

Veterans for Peace  VFP (national) is also planning other actions for 
Feb23 and the 100 days that follow, with VFP chapters from around the 
country "amassing"  at Fort Meade,MD, on June 1: the day Manning's 
much-delayed court-martial is currently scheduled to begin. FYI: Peace

If you can't read the background material and nation wide info below go to

Begin forwarded message:

> *From: *Bradley Manning Support Network 
> <contact-bmsn at bradleymanning.org <mailto:contact-bmsn at bradleymanning.org>>
> *Date: *February 7, 2013 1:39:02 PM ESTt
> *Subject: **Protest Bradley Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without 
> trial!*
> *
> *
> Protest Bradley Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial.
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> Bradley Manning Support Network <http://BradleyManning.org>
>     Protest Bradley Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial!
> /Please join other members of the Bradley Manning Support Network on 
> February 23rd in organizing a teach-in or protest to mark Bradley 
> Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial.Please register events 
> here <http://www.bradleymanning.org/support_events/>, and contact our 
> Campaign Organizer atemma at bradleymanning.org 
> <mailto:emma at bradleymanning.org>for assistance./
> Whistle-blowers are heroes, and deserve our support. Act now before 
> it's too late!
> A Bradley Manning supporter is someone who believes in exposing war 
> crimes, in international justice, in people's right to know what the 
> government does in their name. (See whatWikiLeaks revealed. 
> <http://www.bradleymanning.org/learn-more/what-did-wikileaks-reveal>) 
> Bradley Manning supporters come from all over the United States and 
> the world. They come from small towns, big cities, and everything 
> in-between.*And throughout the history of the world, it has taken 
> people such as these to hold the government and the military accountable.*
> The military's denial of Bradley Manning's rights to due process is 
> thoroughly unAmerican.*Outrageously, Bradley was subjected to 11 
> months of solitary confinement, 1000 days of prison without trial,*and 
> is now effectively being denied the ability to make a whistle-blower 
> defense during the guilt phase of his trial.
> Thanks to protests organized by Bradley Manning's supporters, he was 
> removed from solitary isolation at the Quantico marine brig in 
> February of 2011. Bradley Manning, as well as his attorney David 
> Coombs, has thanked supporters for these efforts.*It's now up to us to 
> organize ourselves again against military authorities who would 
> sentence Bradley to life behind bars.*
>       Find events in your area, and/or register your own!
>       <http://www.bradleymanning.org/support_events/>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     Don't forget Bradley Manning this Valentine's Day!
> /A little known fact about Valentine's Day is that it originated not 
> as a romantic holiday, but as a way to honor a crusader for social 
> equality. On this Valentine's day consider writing Bradley Manning a 
> letter of support!/
> Protests are being organized for February 23rd. Bradley Manning has 
> the right to a speedy trial!
> Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers 
> who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who 
> were a persecuted minority under the Roman Empire. As a gay man in the 
> military, Bradley Manning is a persecuted minority in our time. Yet, 
> 22 year-old Bradley was big-hearted enough to look beyond his own 
> self-interests.
> Bradley said that he wanted people to know the truth,*"because without 
> information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public."*He hoped 
> to promote "discussion, debates and reforms." During a public 
> presentation made in December, attorney David Coombs stated,
>     I hope that someday soon, Brad can go to college. I hope that
>     someday soon, he can, in fact, go into public service. But I am
>     confident, as I stand here today, that Brad doesn’t have to worry
>     about making a difference in this world– he has made a difference.
> We think that Valentine's Day is a fitting time to send Bradley a 
> message of thanks directly.*You can send cards and letters to the 
> following address:*
> Commander, HHC USAG
> Attn: PFC Bradley Manning
> 239 Sheridan Ave, Bldg 417
> JBM-HH, VA 22211
> You can also submit a picture of yourself with a message of support 
> tohttp//iam.bradleymanning.org. <http://iam.bradleymanning.org/>
> Bradley's attorney David Coombs has said, "the best evidence for me 
> that I am not standing alone when I stand for Brad is a website 
> called'I Am Bradley Manning' <http://iam.bradleymanning.org/>. I 
> personally have to tell you, I go to this site at least once a day. I 
> go to this site when I need to recharge my batteries after working a 
> long day on the case, and I just peruse the photographs –*people with 
> a simple statement in front of their face, “I am Bradley Manning.” The 
> power of those simple words is amazing."*
> /We agree. Thank you for supporting Bradley Manning!/
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