Image via Wikipedia
Updated: Alleged US Army Whistleblower, Bradley Manning, Arraigned | Common Dreams.
Updated: Alleged US Army Whistleblower, Bradley Manning, Arraigned
Manning defers plea after being formally charged with aiding the enemy
UPDATE: (2:12 PM EST) Manning defers plea after being formally charged with aiding the enemy
The Guardian reports:
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of spilling a massive trove of military secrets to WikiLeaks, has been formally charged with aiding the enemy at the first day of his court martial on Thursday. …
Please read more there! Common Dreams
“If Manning had been a member of the U.S. Marine squad that admitted to systematically murdering two dozen innocent Iraqi men, women, and children in Haditha, Iraq, he’d be walking free today,” Obuszewski said in a release. “Instead, he faces the real prospect of life in prison for telling the truth.”
Members of the Icelandic parliament nominated Manning this month for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Bradley Manning: Video – An indie film takes up Bradley Manning’s plight.
that video isn´t available any longer! So sorry!
December 18, 2011 “Salon” As the army private’s hearing begins, this harrowing short imagines his detention
Director Kyle Broom wanted to take “Prevention of Injury (POI)” through the film festival circuit just like every other independent filmmaker, but this 20-minute film has the burden of being about something. The film’s main character is doesn’t have a name. He’s referred to in the credits only as “The Detainee.” Actor Jordan Butcher doesn’t look much like Bradley Manning, but this hardly matters. Butcher pretty much is Bradley Manning here. He’s locked in a white-walled cell in near solitary confinement where being “administratively upgraded” to suicide prevention status brings with it the tortures of restraint and sleep deprivation. Amnesty International has condemned the real Private Manning’s treatment as harsh and punitive. In this film, you get a glimpse of what it must be like. After a few screenings at various Occupy sites, Broom and producer Alexandra Spector posted their film on Vimeo to get as wide an audience as possible before Manning’s Article 32 hearing (a kind of military code preliminary hearing) set for Friday.
Watch the film while you can.
- Bob Calhoun is a California freelance writer who specializes in rock ‘n’ roll, martial arts and Hollywood stuntmen
Feds Withholding Evidence Favorable to Bradley Manning, Lawyer Charges:
The civilian lawyer
for Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly leaked tens of thousands of classified U.S. government
documents to WikiLeaks
, is seeking to question the severity of the leak by requesting the government’s own internal damage assessments that reportedly contradict statements that Manning irreparably damaged national security.
Internet has become ‘surveillance machine’: Julian Assange:
The former hacker criticised journalists and the mainstream media for becoming too cosy with the powerful and secretive organisations they were supposed to be holding to account.
ert Underwater: Who Owns Your Home?.