"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." Einstein
1. BRADLEY MANNING - 1,000 Days in Prison - Enough is Enough!
Saturday 23 February 2013 International Day of Action
So far events are planned in Canada, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, UK, US, Ireland
Dublin: Information and Leafleting Speak Out event: 1pm – 3pm Saturday 23rd February 2013. Venue: GPO O’Connell Street, Dublin.
Everyone welcome to help distribute information leaflets
For more information please contact People Against War Network – firstname.lastname@example.org (Or June Kelly 086 1963134)
The Bradley Manning Support Network (BMSN) has called for an International Day of Action in support of Bradley Manning, the 24-year-old gay US soldier,
charged with blowing the whistle on US war crimes by giving thousands of documents to Wikileaks, including the infamous “Collateral Murder” (of civilians) video.
Imprisoned in May 2010, Bradley was for months kept in solitary confinement while he faced other torture. On 23rd February he will have been detained for 1,000
days without trial.The military pro- secutor is seeking a life sentence for his having got the truth out to us.
Julian Assange, Wikileaks chief, who is accused & attacked but never been charged, has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, protected from
extradition to Sweden and to the US, where he would be treated like Bradley.
No pride in the slaughter of others. Bradley Manning is part of the tradition of openly gay men who refuse to kill, torture and rape as part of the armies of the world.
Bradley Manning is of the 99%
We urge all in the anti-war, refuseniks, veterans, whistle-blowers, prisoners support, LGBTQ and women’s movements – in fact everyone in the 99% who
supports justice -- to join in defence of Bradley Manning on 23 February.
What you can do:
• Join in the actions planned (see BMSN list of events or our websites below). Translate this message and send to your networks.
• Organize demos, meetings, small or big, tell your local press register your action on the BMSN website.
• Send messages of support to BMSN. (cc Payday & freebradde and we’ll publish on our websites.)
• Sign Daniel Ellsberg’s petition (Pentagon Papers whistle-blower)
Whistleblowing is not a crime! Invest in caring, not killing!
Drop all charges – Free Bradley Manning now!