Rally at Fort Leavenworth for Bradley Manning!
Rally to protest the indefinite detention of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning.
Saturday, June 4 ~ Leavenworth, Kansas
11:30 am – Gather
at Bob Dougherty Memorial Park, N 2nd St. and Kickapoo St. (map). Unrestricted street parking is available around the park. Toilets will be available as well.
Noon – Rally
* William Stewart-Starks, Iraq Veterans Against the War
* Emma Cape, Courage to Resist
* Jeff Paterson, Bradley Manning Support Network steering committee
* Leah Bolger, Veterans for Peace national board member
* Brad Spangler, Center for a Stateless Society director
* Nancy Mancias, CodePink
* Jacob George, A Ride Till The End
* Susan Wolfe, We Are Change-Wichita
* Amber Proctor, belly dancing troupe
* Ira Harritt, American Friends Service Committee-KC
* Jim Davidson, Individual Sovereign University, master of ceremonies
2:00 pm – March
to the intersection of Metropolitan Ave. and N 7th St. (map), six blocks north-west of the rally.
2:30 pm – Vigil (until 3:30 pm) along Metropolitan Ave, primarily at N 4th St. and N 7th St. (N 7th St. is the main entrance to Fort Leavenworth. The military stockade, where Bradley is held, is deep inside the base. The federal prison, which is visible from Metropolitan Ave., is a few blocks west at N 13th St.)
3:45 pm – Organizers meeting
Back at Bob Dougherty Memorial Park (location subject to change). Hosted by Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist, and Veterans for Peace organizers, a discussion regarding future regional and national efforts in support of Bradley Manning.
For more information, see below, check this page, or call Courage to Resist at 510-488-3559
Facebook event page and contact information of local activists:
Weather: Hot, highs in the low 90s. Slight chance of a thunderstorm, 30% chance of rain.
Please do not bring any weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs, to our gathering.
Local activists have secured a meeting room at the Super 8 motel (303 Montana Court, Leavenworth) for folks to check in as they arrive Friday afternoon and Saturday from 8am to 10 am.
The Super 8 motel (303 Montana Court, Leavenworth) is one housing option. The special event rate for June 3rd and June 4th is $59.99 per room, for up four persons per room. However, most rooms are currently booked with a few smoking rooms remaining.
Commander’s Inn (1118 N 6th Street, Leavenworth, phone: 913-651-5800) on Metropolitan is also recommended for lodging.
Camping is available at the city park on the riverfront. For additional camping information, please contact local activists at: contact(at)mokanfreebradley.info