Graham Nash benefit performance for Bradley Manning
When: Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:30 PM PDT
Where: Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, California 90405
Tickets: on sale here
On Friday, October 26, the Bradley Manning Support Network is proud to present an evening in support of Army PFC Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower. The night will feature a discussion led by Bradley Manning Support Network organizer Emma Cape, as well as an intimate acoustic performance by legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash.
The event will be held at Church in Ocean Park (235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, California 90405) and is set to begin at 7:30pm. A limited number of tickets are available starting today at 12pm PDT. Donors may also purchase a special pre-performance reception with Graham Nash, which includes a show ticket, for $300. A large portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.
PFC Bradley Manning is a 24-year-old soldier and alleged source of WikiLeaks documents that reveal a pattern of unpunished war crimes in the Middle East and secret corporate influence on foreign policy around the world. Shortly before he was arrested, he said “I want people to know the truth, because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” While Bradley Manning has risen to the forefront as an icon of the anti-war and government transparency movements, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as a result, he currently faces life in prison at the hands of a furious military prosecution bent on discouraging U.S. whistle-blowers.
The Bradley Manning Support Network, a cooperative effort of organizations and activists around the world, including prominent Pentagon Papers’ whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, exists to raise legal fees and organize public support for Bradley, and oppose his unfair treatment.
One of music’s most legendary singer-songwriters and vocal harmonists, Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice—with The Hollies and with Crosby, Stills & Nash—and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also an internationally renowned photographer and digital imaging pioneer. Nash wrote “Almost Gone” for Bradley Manning, and he plays the song routinely on tour with Stephen Stills and David Crosby.