Media Advisory: Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning
MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning
Individuals and activists plan events internationally to show support for the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower on September 16-19.
Washington DC, August 24, 2010 — On September 16-19, 2010, activist organizations and individuals will take to the streets to call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Manning, 22, has been held in isolation since May, charged with releasing classified documents including a video that shows American troops shooting and killing 11 people, including two Reuters employees, in 2007.
Manning’s imprisonment has resulted in an international outcry, with groups and activists throughout the US and abroad demanding his release and calling for transparency in America’s war policies. Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has said that if Mr. Manning is related to the leak, then he is “a new hero of mine.”
The timing of these International Days of Action coincides with the approximate dates of WikiLeaks’ next scheduled document release.
Supporters of Bradley Manning are calling for his immediate release and that all charges against him be dropped, regardless of which person or persons contributed to the release of the WikiLeaks documents. Filmmaker Michael Moore, who joined the Bradley Manning Support Network’s Advisory Board over the weekend, stated: “Whoever is responsible for the Afghanistan leaks is a courageous patriot who should be celebrated for bringing the truth of this war to the American people. Whether or not Pfc. Bradley Manning is the leaker, he must be set free.”
Learn more: http://www.bradleymanning.org/days-of-action/
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