Free Bradley Manning –Hero Whistleblower!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars: Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright to speak Monday, Aug. 16th 7PM in Hilo at Ka Huina Gallery, at the corner of Mamo & Keawe Sts. The theme of her talk is “Eyewitness to History –Israel’s attack on the Gaza Flotilla.” Please help pass the word! Mahalo. Free Admission.
Support Alleged Whistleblower Bradley Manning
(Graphic & Photo of Bradley Manning)
On July 6, 2010, Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the United States Army in Baghdad, was charged with disclosing this video (see http://collateralmurder.com/). The whistleblower behind the Vietnam era’s Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Mr. Manning a hero. ”I admire the courage of Bradley Manning for sacrificing himself to make the public aware of the futility of the war…” says Ellsberg. Manning is currently imprisoned in the brig at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia.
Manning faces 52 years in prison for exposing war crimes.
James M. Branum, an attorney that works with Oklahoma Center for Conscience (OCC) on military law cases, calls the Pentagon’s treatment of Manning “extreme” and designed to set up the case “as an example of the punishment waiting for others who would consider exposing violations of military regs and international law.” “We are saying that exposing war crimes is not a crime,” he said. Writing a letter to Bradley is one step in attempting to break his isolation. Mail to: Inmate Bradley Manning: TFCF, APO AE 09366; USA
We need whistleblowers who will expose the full truth about illegal depleted uranium (DU) radiation used by the military in Hawai’i.
Stop The Wars! Bring the Troops Home Now!
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622.
Email email@example.com http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 13, 2010 – 465th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office