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Yesterday Freedom of the Press Foundation published a full, previously unreleased audio recording of Bradley Manning's speech to the military court about his motivations for leaking the Apache helicopter video, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Logs, and the State Department Diplomatic Cables to WikiLeaks. In this recording he says in his own voice that he wanted to "spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan." He "hoped that the public would be as alarmed as me about the conduct of the aerial weapons team crew members," and he "wanted the American public to know that not everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan are targets that needed to be neutralized, but rather people who were struggling to live in the pressure cooker environment of what we call asymmetric warfare." Bradley Manning's words are powerful.
The following is a letter written by former Army specialist Ethan McCord, in response to the recent profile on Bradley Manning which appeared in New York Magazine on July 3rd, 2011. The profile, which disclosed a previous unreported set of IM logs between Bradley and the blogger Zinnia Jones, focused on Bradley’s intimate personal details as a way to explain his alleged act of whistle-blowing, and has been met with fiery response by many who have been closely following his case. Ethan McCord, an army specialist who can be seen in the Collateral Murder video (which Bradley is accused of leaking) pulling wounded children from a civilian van after it was strafed by a U.S. gunship.
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O n the night of February 21, 2009, a year before Army private Bradley E. Manning allegedly leaked the largest cache of classified information in American history, he sat at a computer in his barracks at Fort Drum in upstate New York.
New York Magazine has published " Bradley Manning's Army of One ," a feature by Steve Fishman profiling the young soldier accused of serving as a leak source to Wikileaks while serving as an intelligence officer in the Army. Fishman's article about "one of the most unusual revolutionaries in American history" breaks new ground in exploring some of the experiences that may have shaped Manning's life, and some of what might have been happening for the soldier internally before the alleged leaks. That includes gender and sexual identity issues Manning is believed to have been dealing with while in the Army (more to the point, dealing with the hostility and hate from others around those deeply personal matters).
(CNSNews.com) - At its annual convention in New Orleans, the American Library Association is expected to vote on a resolution calling on the U.S. military to release Bradley Manning, the American soldier accused of leaking more than 250,000 classified diplomatic memos to Wikileaks, Fox News reported .
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Bradley Manning will wake up tomorrow, at a military base in Virginia, to his 189th day in custody for the alleged leak of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. Manning, 23, a US army intelligence analyst brought up in the Oklahoma Bible belt and west Wales, is locked up with about half a dozen others in the marine-run facility in Quantico. He has had access to TV news and briefings from his lawyer, but little can have prepared him for the fury of the government he served about the impact of the cables leak.
Bradley Manning believes he was placed on suicide watch in retribution for a protest over his treatment held outside the prison. Photograph: AP Bradley Manning , the US soldier being held in solitary confinement on suspicion of having released state secrets to WikiLeaks , has spoken out for the first time about what he claims is his punitive and unlawful treatment in military prison.
Bradley Manning was thought unfit to go to Iraq Link to video: The madness of Bradley Manning?
3278 13 255 Reddit 3007 0 President Barack Obama this week stepped over the line of both protocol and ethics by publicly declaring Bradley Manning guilty of crimes. During a speech, Obama stated Manning “broke the law” to an audience in an act that could be challenged as undue command influence in the military system and violates a long-standing rule of presidents refraining from prejudicing trials.
Le soldat Bradley Manning , source présumée de WikiLeaks dans l'affaire de la vidéo d'une "bavure" commise par les troupes américaines en Irak , ne verra pas Juan Mendez, le rapporteur spécial des Nations unies sur la torture, en tête-à-tête.
In January, I did a timeline of the key dates revealed in Manning’s July 6, 2010 charging document .
Apparently reacting to enormous backlash from supporters and criticism in the media, PayPal has reinstated the account of Courage to Resist , an organization which has partnered with the Bradley Manning Support Network to raise funds for the defense of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. The change in account status came only hours after the nonprofit organization published a press release drawing attention to the matter .