Protest at Fort Meade, recruiting centers, and U.S. embassies to demand fair treatment for Bradley!
Rally and protest November 27 at Fort Meade!
November 27-December 2 Bradley Manning’s defense will be facing off with the military prosecution in Ft. Meade to argue that all charges be dismissed because of “unlawful pretrial punishment”.
This is one of the defense’s final chances to reduce possible sentencing, second in importance only to the court martial which begins next February 4th. It’s a crucial chance for the public to show the military and the media that they still support Bradley, by coming out to Fort Meade on November 27 to protest injustice in the military court!
Come rally with us outside the main gate of Fort Meade at 10am and demand that Bradley’s mistreatment be accounted for! Speakers will include leading members of the Bradley Manning Support Network and partner organizations.
At this extremely important hearing, Bradley’s lawyer David Coombs will focus on the abuse Bradley endured in Quantico, VA. It is now well-known that Bradley was held for nine months in solitary confinement, in conditions that were declared by UN Chief Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez to be “cruel, inhuman and degrading.” David Coombs will present evidence that brig psychiatrists opposed the decision to hold Bradley in solitary, and that brig commanders misled the public when they said that Bradley’s treatment was for “Prevention of Injury”. Following the protest, we encourage people to stay for some or all of the hearing, to help boost Bradley’s spirits with your presence in the courtroom.
This event has been endorsed by the following organizations: Courage to Resist, Codepink, Veterans for Peace -DC Chapter, Positive Force, Washington Peace Center, Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee, DC Metro Science for the People
Solidarity actions encouraged!
For those unable to attend the events at Ft. Meade, we are calling for solidarity actions at military recruiting office nationwide, and U.S. embassies internationally. We ask that you take photos of your group holding “We are Bradley Manning” signs, or a similarly supportive message, at the relevant location, and then mail that to the following officials:
|Army Chief of Staff
General Raymond Odierno
Chief of Staff of the US Army
101 Army Pentagon, Rm. 3E672
Washington DC 20310-0200
|President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Use our new event tool to register your action on our website. After the event, when mailing your photo to the above officials, please include a brief letter of explanation. For example,
“We gathered on November 27, 2012 in front of the recruiting center in (city, state) to protest the mistreatment of military whistle-blower PFC Bradley Manning. Whistle-blowers play an important role in a democracy, and by revealing evidence of unpunished war crimes, as well as secret corporate influence on U.S. foreign policy,Bradley Manning acted in the interest of American citizens. We are appalled by the nine months Bradley was forced to spend in solitary confinement at Quantico, VA in addition to the fact he will have spent over 900 days in prison before receiving a trial. Please free Bradley Manning.”
Please also submit photos of your action to [email protected]