Thursday, May 26, 2011

If you support WikiLeaks, support Bradley Manning - speakout Sat 28 May

Speakout for Bradley Manning – Whistle-blowing is not a crime
Sat 28 May 2011

1pm, Murray St Mall, Perth city (near Forrest Place)

[Bradley Manning is the presumed whistle-blower who provided information to WikiLeaks - imprisoned since May 26, 2010, most of that time in solitary confinement and under torture conditions - despite not having been found guilty of any crime.]

Who is Bradley Manning?
Bradley Manning is a 23 year old American who grew up enjoying science and playing the saxophone and video games. He is a gay rights activist. He joined the US army in 2007 and was sent to work in Iraq in 2009. In May 2010 he was discharged.

Private Bradley Manning was arrested on suspicion of leaking classified US military documents to the online publisher Wikileaks.
Manning faces 22 charges including "aiding the enemy by indirect means" which could see him facing life imprisonment or the death penalty.

Bradley Manning has since been held in solitary confinement since May 26 2010 and has reportedly been subject to torture and intense interrogation. For a year he has been kept without adequate exercise, social interaction, sunlight and occasionally has been kept completely naked.

All this for blowing this whistle on war crimes?!

So, let's have a speak out in the city and let people know that his treatment is unacceptable.
Let's show people that he has done nothing wrong.
Let's stand up for Bradley Manning.

So on Saturday you should:
Come down, show your support, share your thoughts, pass around some flyers and do your bit for Bradley Manning.

AND jump on these websites:
and sign their online petitions calling for better treatment and freedom for Bradley Manning.

YouTube video here.