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VID & REPORT - British Veterans Vigil for Bradley Manning –CALLOUT–for Solidarity Actions on Dec17th

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Wednesday December 14, 2011 12:17author by Veterans for Peace Report this post to the editors

Tuesday Dec 14th. Veterans for Peace UK and supporters held a vigil for Bradley Manning at the U.S. Embassy in London. Bradley begins a pre-trial hearing on Friday at Fort Meade, Maryland/USA. Bradley faces charges that could lead to a lifetime in prison. We call for you to join us and others in solidarity with Bradley- Saturday 17th of December, 1400hrs at the U.S. Embassy. Please join us or initiate solidarity actions in your locale.



VIDEO INTERVIEWS
 http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/2011/veterans-vigil-for-...assy/

- with Michael Lyons recently released from Colchester Military Prison after serving a 7 month sentence for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.
- Ben Griffin, British veteran of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- also in attendance Matthew Horne, British veteran of Iraq War.

Tuesday Dec 14th. Veterans for Peace UK and supporters held a vigil for Bradley Manning at the U.S. Embassy in London. Bradley begins a pre-trial hearing on Friday at Fort Meade, Maryland and faces charges that could lead to a lifetime in prison.

Michael Lyons spoke about how reading the Afghan War Logs had confirmed his doubts about the legality of the actions carried out by coalition forces in Afghanistan. In 2010 Michael applied for Conscientious Objector status refused to carry out rifle training in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. He was sentenced to 7 months in military prison and was released in November 2011. Michael travelled up from Plymouth to show his support for Bradley Manning who faces a lifetime in prison.

Ben Griffin spoke about the importance of supporting war resisters. “If we are not actively engaged in war resistance then we should be offering our support to those that are. If it is true that Bradley Manning leaked The Afghan War Logs, The Iraq War Logs and the Collateral Murder video then the last place he should be is in prison. As far as I am concerned he is a Hero. Our countries have committed terrible crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and it is only right that we should all know exactly what has been happening.”

An International day of action has been called for Saturday 17th December. See here for more information www.bradleymanning.org

A further vigil in London has been called by Veterans for Peace UK, London Catholic Worker, Payday and other supporters of Bradley Manning, for Saturday 17th of December, 1400hrs at the U.S. Embassy. Please join us.

Veterans for Peace
Homepage: http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/



*LONDON - SOLIDARITY FOR BRADLEY MANNING
SAT. DEC 17TH. 2 P.M. U.S. EMBASSY

Presenty supported by
London Catholic Worker
http://londoncatholicworker.org/
Queer Friends of Bradley Manning
http://queerfriendsofbradley.wordpress.com/
Veterans or Peace
http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/
WISE up for Bradley Manning
http://wiseupforbradleymanning.wordpress.com/

*INTERNATIONAL CALL OUT FOR SOLIDARITY ON DEC 17TH
- BRADLEY'S 24TH. BIRTHDAY
http://www.bradleymanning.org/

author by Ciaron D17 Calloutpublication date Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:28Report this post to the editors

YOUTUBE (1min 44 secs) Former U.S. political prisoner Ciaron O'Reilly outside the U.S. Embassy/London Calls for Dec 17 Solidarity with Bradley Manning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Qa0KXHpAc


*Solidarity with Bradley Manning
Sat. Dec 17th. 2.pm.
outside U.S. Embassy/ London
More information Ph. 079 392 90576

*Actions outside Bradley's Pre-Trial at Ft. Meade
and **international solidarity actions on Bradley's 24th. birthday Dec 17th
see http://www.bradleymanning.org/

author by Occupy Fort Meadepublication date Thu Dec 15, 2011 22:20Report this post to the editors

Caravans Set to Arrive from Multiple Occupy Encampments


Occupy Wall Street participants will join hundreds of supporters of
accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning on Friday at Fort
Meade, Maryland. PFC Manning’s pre-trial hearings begin on Friday.
About 50 people will depart from Liberty Square at 5:00 am Friday
morning via chartered bus, arriving in Fort Meade as the hearings
begin at 9:00 am. New York-based supporters will stay at Saint
Stephens Church in Washington, DC and camp at Occupy DC in McPherson
Square on Friday night. On Saturday, December 17, they will march and
hold a noon rally along with supporters from Occupy DC and across the
country

To read the rest of this news release to to:
http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=6026

 
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