Update 2/22/13: 70 communities rally for Army whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning

mapThis weekend, more than 70 cities worldwide are marking PFC Bradley Manning’s 1,000th day in jail without a trial. Supporters are holding rallies, marches, live performances, art installations, and other creative events to raise awareness about the young Army private. The coordinated actions span five continents, with events planned throughout the U.S., across Europe, and as far as South Korea, Portugal, Uganda, and Australia. For example, hundreds in New York City will see a theater production based on Bradley’s own words, followed by a rally at Union Square.“While criminal bankers enjoy immunity because they are ‘too big to fail,’ and now even to jail, a heroic young man faces life in prison for exposing the truth. This global outpouring of concern in protest of Bradley’s 1,000th jail of imprisonment is inspiring,” noted Jeff Paterson, Bradley Manning Support Network.Manning faces life in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, which exposed the murder of civilian journalists and disturbing insights into secretive U.S. foreign policy. In chat logs released by Wired, Manning allegedly states he hoped these releases would motivate “worldwide discussion, debate and reform.”

Manning returns to court in Fort Meade, MD, for a pretrial hearing from Feb. 26—March 1, where Judge Denise Lind is expected to rule on the defense’s motion to dismiss charges for lack of a speedy trial. His court-martial trial is scheduled to start June 3, 2013, more than three years after his arrest in May 2010.

Read more about this weekend’s events here.

U.S. Events

Tucson, AZ Feb 23, 11am-5pm

Tempe, AZ  Feb 23, 5:30-6:30pm

Guerneville, CA Feb 23, 12-1pm

Cahuenga (L.A.), CA Feb 23, 9-11am

Los Angeles, CA Feb 23, 5:30-6:30

Long Beach (L.A.), CA  Feb 23 at 1pm until Feb 24 at 2pm

Montrose (L.A.), CA Feb 23, 5:30-7pm

Studio City (L.A.), CA  Feb 22, 6:30-7:30pm

San Francisco, CA Feb 23, 1-4pm

San Diego, CA Feb 23, 7-9pm

Denver, CO Feb 23, 12-3:30pm

Washington, DC (march) Feb 23, 12pm

Washington, DC (concert & teach-in) Feb 24, 6:30-9pm

Daytona, FL Feb 24, 11am-2pm

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Feb 23, 12-1:30pm

Pensacola, FL Feb 23, 5:30-6:30pm

St. Petersburg, FL Feb 23, 7pm

Tallahassee, FL Feb 23, 12-1pm

Hilo, HI Feb 22, 3:30-5pm

Honolulu, HI Feb 22, 4-5:30pm

Chicago, IL Feb 23, 12-1:30pm

Ft. Leavenworth, KS Feb 23, 1-3pm

New Orleans, LA  Feb 23, 2-6pm

Boston, MA Feb 23, 1-2pm

Augusta, ME Feb 23, 11:30am-12pm

Portland, ME Feb 23, 12pm

Detroit, MI Feb 23, 3-8pm

Kalamazoo, MI Feb 23, 2-3pm

Minneapolis, MN Feb 23, 9:30am-12pm

Wilmington, NC Feb 23, 12-1:45pm

Eatentown, NJ Feb 23, 12-1:30pm

Highland Park, NJ Feb 23, 11:30am-12:30pm

Albuquerque, NM Feb 23, 10am-12pm

Santa Fe, NM Feb 23, 12-1pm

New York, NY Feb 23, 2-4pm

Rochester, NY  Feb 23, 10am-12pm

Toledo, OH Feb 23, 12pm

Corvallis, OR ongoing

Philadelphia, PA Feb 23, 2-4pm

Newport, RI Feb 23, 1-2pm

Austin, TX Feb 23, 10:30am

Houston, TX Feb 23, All Day

Norfolk, VA Feb 23, 1-4pm

Bristol, VT Feb 23, 10am-12pm

Bellingham, WA Feb 23, 1-3pm

Seattle, WA Feb 23, 12-4pm

International Events


Brisbane, Australia Feb 23, 10am-12pm

Melbourne, Australia Feb 22, 2-4pm

Sydney, Australia Feb 23, 11am-2pm

Brussels, Belgium Feb 23, 1-2pm

Vancouver, Canada Feb 23, 1-5pm

Paris, France Feb 23, 3-5pm

Berlin, Germany  Feb 23, 12:30-3pm

Kaiserslautern, Germany Feb 23, All Day

Rome, Italy  Feb 23, 4-5pm

The Hague, Netherlands Feb 25, 7:30-9:15am

Oslo, Norway Feb 23, 10am-12pm

Oporto, Portugal Feb 23, 3-6pm

Seoul, South Korea Feb 23, 11am

Kampala, Uganda Feb 23, 10am-12pm

Dublin, Ireland Feb 23, 1-3pm

Birmingham, UK Feb 23, 2pm

Edinburgh, Scotland Feb 23, 12pm

London, UK Feb 23, 2pm

Peterborough, UK Feb 23, 12-2pm

Yorkshire, UK Feb 23, 11am

Fairford, UK Feb 23, 9:30am-12pm

Bangor, Wales, UK Feb 23, 11am-2pm

Cardiff, Wales Feb 23, 10:30am-2:30pm

Newport, Wales Feb 23, 12pm

Wrexham, Wales Feb 23, 10-11:30am

Wales/Ireland/Scotland/England ongoing

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