Folk punk concert & teach-in for military whistle-blower Bradley Manning: 100 days until trial!
Join other members of the international peace and justice community at a concert & teach-in with only 100 days left before Bradley Manning's court martial hearing. Whistle-blowers who reveal the misdeeds of governments and corporations at great risk to themselves are heroes, and deserve our support. Contact [email protected] for questions or to offer your organization's endorsement.
What: Live performances by riot-folk musician Ryan Harvey and friends, combined with short presentations by local activists
When: Sunday, February 24 from 7-9pm (doors and cash bar open at 6:30)
Where: Warehouse theater at 645 New York Ave, NW Washington DC (near 7th St-Convention Ctr Metro stop)
Tickets: A $5-10 donation at the door is suggested. RSVP on facebook. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
A Bradley Manning supporter is someone who believes in exposing war crimes, in international justice, in people's right to know what the government does in their name. (See what WikiLeaks revealed.) Come enjoy live performances by activist musician Ryan Harvey and friends, and learn why the military's prosecution of Bradley Manning will impact the future of how Americans get their news. Short presentations will be given by Veterans for Peace President Patrick McCann, National Organizer for the Bradley Manning Support Network Emma Cape, and other local activists.
Private first class Bradley Manning is the 25 year-old soldier who is facing numerous felony charges for releasing government information pertaining to torture, civilian casualties, and government corruption through the WikiLeaks website. Since his arrest in May of 2010, his case has been the center of controversy, including public disagreement between President Obama and the UN Chief Rapporteur on Torture concerning the appropriateness of his treatment. Bradley was subjected to 9 months of solitary isolation at the Quantico marine brig as a pretrial prisoner, and has now been in pretrial confinement for nearly 1000 days total, with his trial finally scheduled to begin June 3rd. The government has argued that as a soldier, he should not be allowed to make a whistle-blower defense during the guilt phase of his trial, a position that has outraged supporters worldwide, including the Pentagon Papers' whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg.