Bradley Manning Support Network

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Private First Class Bradley Manning, in detention at United States Marine Corps Base Quantico Brig in Virginia, was forced to strip naked on the evening of March 2nd, 2011, left naked in his cell all night and forced to stand at attention for the facility’s five a.m. wake-up call, according to his legal representative attorney David Coombs … (Homepage).

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About the Bradley Manning Support Network: (It) … is an ad hoc, international grassroots effort to help accused whistle blower Pfc. Bradley Manning. We are working to:  

  • Harness the outrage felt by millions of viewers of the “Collateral Murder” video into a coordinated effort in defense of Manning
  • Raise awareness about the recent arrest and charges against Manning
  • Coordinate the activities of nonprofits and individual activists working internationally to support Manning
  • Collect funds necessary to ensure high-quality legal counsel necessary for a vigorous defense
  • Provide supporters with accurate, updated information as the trial progresses
  • Provide prisoner support for Manning throughout his imprisonment

We are an autonomous network of supporters with no official ties to political parties. We are not associated with Wikileaks and we are not a division of any larger nonprofit entity.

The “Collateral Murder” Video – American Soldiers Gunning Down Unarmed Civilians, Journalists and Children.

On April 4, 2010, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collateralmurder.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individuals who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.

The video includes an audio recording of the internal commentary by the American soldiers before, during and after the shooting. The soldiers repeatedly request and are granted permission to open fire, encourage one another and joke about the dead and dying civilians. (Full transcript available here. http://www.collateralmurder.com/en/transcript.html

A total of 11 adults were killed. Two children, passengers in a van that arrived on the scene after the first bout of gunfire had ceased, were seriously injured when the Apache helicopter opened fire on their van.

In 2007, Reuters called for an investigation into the attack. In response, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Baghdad stated: “There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force.”

No charges have been filed against the American soldiers in the Apache helicopter who shot and killed the civilians in the video.

Bradley Manning:

In late May 2010, Private First Class Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst with the US Army in Baghdad, was arrested. On June 6, 2010, he was charged with 2 counts of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including eight criminal offenses and four noncriminal violations of Army regulations. The full charge sheet is available at Bradley Manning. http://www.bradleymanning.org/3163/charge-sheet-html/

His arrest was precipitated by an alleged online chat confession to well-known hacker and journalist Adrian Lamo.

Manning is currently imprisoned in the brig at US Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, awaiting trial. If convicted, Manning faces up to 52 years in prison, dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and benefits and unspecified fines.

Since his arrest, Bradley Manning has issued no formal public statements. Daniel Ellsberg, the famed whistleblower behind the Pentagon Papers, has heralded Pfc. Bradley Manning as a hero.

The History of the Bradley Manning Support Network: … (full text about).

Links:

Stand with Brad;

Courage to resists;

Free Bradley Manning;

Congressman Dennis Kucinich Renews Demand to Visit with Pfc. Manning, March 4, 2011;

Bradley Manning Faces Death Under New Charge of “Aiding Enemy”, March 2, 2011;

Bradley Manning Support Network Praises New Advocacy Organization, Feb 22, 2011;

Bradley Manning sur wikipedia français; on english wikipedia;

Bradley Manning on Google-Web search; on Google Blog-search; on Google News-search.

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