Update 11/2/12: Report-back on Friday’s Graham Nash benefit show, German parliament says “We are Bradley Manning”
Last Friday’s Bradley Manning benefit with rock-n-roll hall of famer Graham Nash was a resounding success. Graham Nash, James Raymond and Shane Fontayne played to a packed room at the Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica. Close to $10,000 were raised for Bradley Manning’s Defense Fund. Thanks to those who came out! We hope other artists will follow suit. Check out Graham’s CNN interview about why he supports Bradley.
A number of German parliamentary members have joined our “I am Bradley Manning” photo petition. Please submit your own photo, and encourage public leaders you support to do the same!
A writer for DigitalJournal.com submitted her opinion in support of Bradley Manning. She argues that while UN law and US military law may actually come into conflict where Bradley Manning’s alleged actions are concerned, UN law should take priority. She says:
“It is my belief that the law of the United Nations stands far superior to that certain code of the US Military, not only because the UN is more encompassing of the entire world, but because I believe in Thoreau’s philosophy of governing with one’s conscience which the UN law does.
Whether a person likes it or not, we are part of the United Nations and if we as a country decide to be a part of that union then we need to respect and obey the laws that are set in place to make our world a better, more peaceful global society.”
Finally, we’d like to make sure you’re aware of some important upcoming events. On November 27, there will be another rally and protest to support Bradley at Ft. Meade, during his most important pretrial hearing. On December 3, attorney David Coombs will be making his first public appearance, to speak at a live-streamed in Washington DC. For more information about these two events, check out our recent e-newsletter. For updated information on hearing and trial dates, go here.