Free Chelsea Manning!
Over 30 people used our Free Private Manning Photo Booth at our annual birthday celebration October 5 to tell President Obama to free the heroic Wikileaks whistleblower Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.
It's not too late to add your photo. Submit your photo and sign the petition for a presidential pardon here. You can also see all the photos from our photo booth on our Facebook page. If you submit a photo to support network, send it to us too, and we'll put it up in our Facebook album. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get updates on the movement to free Private Manning from the Private Manning Support Network, including information about Chelsea's public request to be referred to with female pronouns. Also, see this latest long list from The Nation about things we know because of Manning's leaks.
Bradley Manning was arrested May 29th, 2010 on suspicion of being the WikiLeaks source. His charges include "aiding the enemy." He was held in incredibly cruel conditions, before any trial, for ten months in a maximum security Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia. Soldiers responsible for his care took it upon themselves to put him in an environment that former Secretary Of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley called "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid," United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez called "cruel and inhuman," and over 300 top legal scholars called a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, as well as a violation of the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee against punishment without trial. Bradley Manning was held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, and made to strip naked every night. Bradley was denied meaningful exercise, social interaction, sunlight, and on a number of occasions he was forced to stay completely naked all day.
The Syracuse Peace Council traveled with a group of 52 truth supporters from CNY to a rally to support Bradley Manning in Ft. Meade, MD on June 1st, 2013. There were between one and two thousand people present, and we were honored to be a part of the inspiring event. Bradley Manning is an American hero, and needs all our support right now.
- Sign the Petition: http://www.standwithbrad.org/
- Donate: https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=38591
- Attend An Event: https://orders.bradleymanning.org/support_events
- More: http://www.bradleymanning.org/take-action
For up to date information on Bradley's court marshall and more, please visit www.bradleymanning.org