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Mixed Media Event: Heroes or Traitors?

category galway | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Tuesday May 31, 2011 10:25author by eileen fleming - Galway Alliance Against War Report this post to the editors

An Afternoon with Two Whistle-Blowers

Mixed-media event in Galway Town Hall Theatre in support of Mordecai Vanunu and Bradley Manning.

When: Saturday 4th June 3pm
Where: Town Hall Theatre (Studio), Galway

A reading with music of Felicity Heathcote's one-act play " The Man With No Secrets"

Also, film-clips from : --

  • The 2003 BBC documentary on the Vanunu case: "Israel's Secret Weapon"
  • "Collateral Murder" the real-time Iraq-war atrocity-video, allegedly conveyed to Wikileaks by the young soldier Bradley Manning, now incarcerated in a military jail.
  • Plus: statements on Bradley Manning by President Obama and Daniel Ellsberg (the Pentagon Papers Whistleblower)

Sponsored by –
Galway Alliance Against War
The Western Writers’ Centre
Women in Media & Entertainment

Admission Free.

author by eileen fleming - http://www.wearewideawake.orgpublication date Tue May 31, 2011 13:48author email eileenfleming4house2012 at gmail dot comauthor address USAauthor phone Report this post to the editors

Hi

I am American of fighting Irish descent and in the Dublin Library system are 6 copies of "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker"

Thanks for READING and disseminating

The Facebook Cause: Free Mordechai Vanunu issued the request -and invites you to do all 3 purposes of The Cause:

Free Mordechai Vanunu

1. Learn and Disseminate info
2. Petition your political reps to help FREE Vanunu
3. Request your Media report and report accurately!

"Vanunu told the world that Israel had developed between one hundred and two hundred atomic bombs [in 1986!] and had gone on to develop neutron bombs and thermonuclear weapons. Enough to destroy the entire Middle East and nobody has done anything about it since."-Peter Hounam, 2003 for the BBC.

your US sister in the good fight,

Eileen Fleming, Citizen of CONSCIENCE for House of Representatives 2012

Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org
Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com and Columnist for Veteranstoday.com

Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu"

Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory" and BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010

In Solidarity YES WE CAN begin the world again.

Caption: Part 1 of "30 Minutes with Vanunu"


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author by eileen fleming - http://www.wearewideawake.orgpublication date Tue May 31, 2011 14:02author email eileenfleming4house2012 at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

[USA-Israel]--On March 2, 2011, The Army announced it had filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the soldier suspected of providing classified government documents published by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group. The counts against him involve the leaking of the Afghan and Iraq war logs as well as the quarter million State Department cables disseminated last year.

Big Boy Media, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reported that the new charges formally accused Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers to extract classified information, illegally download it and transmit the data for public release by what the Army termed "the enemy."

CBS Radio News chief legal analyst Andrew Cohen reported that military officials look like they want to throw the book at Manning, not just to punish him, but also to send a message to other service members who may be tempted to do what Manning allegedly did.

In a written statement detailing the new charges, the Army said that if Manning were convicted of all charges he would face life in prison, plus reduction in rank to the lowest enlisted pay grade, a dishonorable discharge and loss of all pay and allowances, but they are not seeking the death penalty. [1]

No mention was made regarding the fact that on January 27, 2011, McClatchy Newspapers reported that Bradley Manning’s, direct supervisor warned that Manning had thrown chairs at colleagues and shouted at higher-ranking soldiers in the year he was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., and advised he not be sent to Iraq, where his job entailed accessing classified documents through the Defense Department's computer system. But superior officers ignored that advice because the unit was short of intelligence analysts and needed Manning's skills.

“An Army report into the service's high suicide rate concluded in July that military commanders had become so focused on training troops for deployment that they no longer had the time to address issues such as alcoholism, prescription drug abuse and even violence, and instead hoped they'd disappear in combat…The result was a ‘comedy of errors’ as one commander after another assumed someone else was addressing Manning's problems, one official said.” [2]

Manning has been held in solitary confinement at the Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia, in inhumane conditions. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had recently admitted that the White House was not paying attention to Bradley Manning's extreme confinement conditions, or the fact that pre-approved visitors of Bradley's have been detained and interrogated by military police in order to block their scheduled visit.

“Military pre-trial confinement is supposed to be about ensuring a soldier's presence at court martial, yet for eight months now Manning has been subjected to extreme pre-trial punishment through the arbitrary use of rarely applied regulations--specifically the ‘maximum security classification’ and the ‘prevention of injury’ order. Manning is allowed no meaningful physical exercise, he is allowed no social interaction with other inmates, he is kept in his cell at least 23 hours per day, and he is not allowed out of his cell without restraints…There is no allegation that Manning did anything but share truthful information with the American public regarding the realities of our nation's ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with absolutely no benefit to himself, in order to spark public debate regarding foreign policy.” [3]

In 2002, President Bush declared U.S. citizen, Jose Padilla an enemy combatant and he was stripped of all rights and detained at a Navy brig in South Carolina where he was held in solitary isolation for 43 months and denied access to an attorney for two years.

Forensic Psychiatrist Angela Hegarty examined Padilla [in 2006] and concluded the extreme isolation and torture had left Padilla essentially brain damaged, "What happened at the brig was essentially the destruction of a human being's mind." [4]

From 1986 to 2004, Israel kept Vanunu in a tomb sized windowless cell-most all of it in solitary confinement. When he was released he was forbidden to leave the state and speak to foreigners.

Mordechai Vanunu Addresses Israel's Intent RE: Solitary Confinement @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYVH_SuOec4

On May 23, 2010, Israel sent Vanunu back to solitary confinement for 78 days-the outcome of his freedom of speech trial, which began on January 25, 2006, because he spoke to foreign media in 2004.

A Brief History of Before Manning and Assange: There was Vanunu Mordechai

http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_cont...d=244

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author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Tue May 31, 2011 14:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

any chance of a copy for the galway system?

author by eileen fleming - http://www.wearewideawake.orgpublication date Tue May 31, 2011 15:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors


On 18 September 2004, in London, Yoko Ono awarded Mordechai Vanunu a peace prize founded in memory of and in the spirit of John Lennon's “Give Me Some Truth” released in 1971.

In 2004, Ono was quoted by Reuters that Vanunu was honored as a “people who have spoken out for the benefit of the human race by overcoming extreme personal difficulties and, in doing so, have allowed the truth to prevail. Hopefully [Vanunu] can come and receive the award himself. He did complete his sentence, it's not as though he's a criminal. The point is that it's another statement, a statement that the whole world can share and think about. People power is stronger than the power of institutions.”

“I'm sick and tired of hearing things from uptight short sided narrow minded hypocrites all I want is the truth, just give me some truth. I’ve had enough of reading things by neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians all I want is the truth, just give me some truth...How do you sleep at night?”-John Lennon

Please and Thanks for reading more and agitating to FREE VANUNU NOW:

http://wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&...d=246

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author by eileen fleming - http://www.wearewideawake.orgpublication date Tue May 31, 2011 15:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You can contact me for a copy via

http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_cont...id=26

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