Veterans for Peace Call to Action: Dec 17th – International Solidarity Day in Support of Bradley Manning

Act to support alleged WikiLeaks whistle-blower and rights of Americans everywhere!  International Solidarity Day of Action planned for December 17th!

St. Louis, MO–(ENEWSPF)–December 16, 2011. After 560 days of pretrial confinement, including 250 days spent in solitary conditions, the Military has finally announced that PFC Bradley Manning’s first day in court will happen on December 16th at Fort Meade, MD outside of Washington DC.

PFC Bradley Manning is accused of uncovering the facts behind a system of foreign policy that routinely hides abuse from public scrutiny. “If convicted of all charges, Manning would face a maximum punishment… of confinement for life” the U.S. Army reports.

If he is the source of the WikiLeaks revelations, he is the most significant whistle-blower in a generation. According to journalists, his alleged actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on our foreign policies of the sort #OccupyWallStreet opposes, and most recently contributed to the Obama Administration agreeing to withdraw all U.S.troops from the failed occupation in Iraq.

Bradley Manning, who turns 24 on the date of our protest, is a young soldier from a working-class background who believed that people should know the truth, “no matter who they are… because without information you cannot make informed decisions as a public.”

We must take our support of Bradley into the streets to show our leaders the American public IS paying attention and WILL defend Bradley and our rights. December 17th will be our International Solidarity Day of Action with the largest protest taking place outside the gates of Fort Meade! View logistics/RSVP here.

For people outside of the DC and Baltimore area, we welcome creative solidarity actions. Visitevents.bradleymanning.org to register your event. 

Source: veteransforpeace.org