Media Advisory: Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Jeff Paterson
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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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4 thoughts on “Media Advisory: Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning

  1. Bravely Manning the Barackades to ensure the Obamanibly PROMISED TRANSPARENCY! The man’s a HERO; Obummer’s the coward.

  2. Bradley Manning is a true American hero who dared to risk his life and stand up against the Military Industrial Complex and our government to show the horror’s of these illegal wars.

  3. Is there any proof that Bradley saw this, say a video? I’m not saying that I think he’s a liar, I simply wish to see substantial evidence. I’m sure what he’s saying is true.

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