Sign Daniel Ellsberg’s petition to free Bradley Manning
Daniel Ellsberg, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Bradley Manning Support Network call on you to sign our petition to free Bradley Manning.
August 1, 2012. By the Bradley Manning Support Network.
When hundreds of thousands of people take action online, those in power have no choice but to take notice. Last year, more than 500,000 people signed a petition on the Avaaz website demanding the military end its abusive, torturous treatment of Bradley Manning at the Quantico Marine Brig. Shortly thereafter, Bradley was moved to Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
Bradley is treated much better at Ft. Leavenworth, yet he’s still deprived of his due process rights. Though promised a “speedy trial,” he’s spent more than 800 days in prison without court martial. President Obama has illegally declared him guilty before a trial even began. The prosecution has prevented the defense from showing the lack of harm from WikiLeaks’ releases. More to the point, Bradley is a heroic whistle-blower who believed the American public deserved to know what their government does at war and in secret. He shouldn’t be on trial in the first place.
Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Bradley Manning Support Network call on you to stand up for Bradley again. Sign our petition and share it widely. Bradley put his future on the line for a transparent government and a better democracy. Now he needs you to call on U.S. officials to do the right thing.