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6.03.2011

tomorrow, june 4: stand in solidarity with bradley manning

The Bradley Manning Support Network has been very busy raising both funds and awareness in support of the accused Wikileaks truth-teller.

Tomorrow, supporters of peace and conscience will gather in Leavenworth, Kansas, outside the military prison where Manning is incarcerated, and in New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu and a dozen or so other cities. It will be the first large demonstration to support Manning since he was transferred to Fort Leavenworth in April - a move that was a direct response to public pressure to alleviate the horrendous conditions in which Manning was being held in Quantico, Virginia.

The Bradley Manning Support Network has successfully raised enough funds to rent a large billboard in the Washington, DC area; you can still donate and vote for which billboard you think would be most effective.

The PBS show "Frontline" recently ran a segment called "Wikisecrets: The inside story of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history"; you can read a critique of the show by peace activist and veteran Michael Wong, and watch it here.

If you - like most people - can't attend tomorrow's rally in Kansas, there are many other actions you can take to show your support for Bradley Manning.

Some ideas are here: "What can I do?".

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