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Tell Defense Secretary Gates: Drop the Aiding the Enemy Charge Against Bradley Manning ACTION

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bradley manning, wikileaks, court marshall, freedoms, humanrights, aiding the enemy )

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If spared this cruel sentence, Manning would still face life in prison without parole. He is held inside his cell for 23 hours a day under constant surveillance. The conditions of his imprisonment recently sparked a probe by the UN special commision on to

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Regina P (67)
Friday March 30, 2012, 6:22 pm
Noted & signed.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 30, 2012, 6:40 pm
Signed. Thanks, Nancy. Bradley Manning is a patriot and a hero.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 30, 2012, 7:03 pm
Obama and Empire

Friday March 30, 2012, 7:53 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Esther Z (94)
Friday March 30, 2012, 8:05 pm
Noted and signed.

. (2)
Friday March 30, 2012, 8:44 pm
noted and signed

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday March 30, 2012, 9:41 pm
Noted & Signed.

Penelope P (222)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 4:41 am
tried to sign-I'm from Australia

Terry King (113)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 6:41 am

Lisa N (206)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 6:46 am
Action taken, thanks!

Craig Pittman (52)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 7:15 am
Signed and note thanks Nancy. He should be given a commendation and the personell who did the shooting should be in prision. What a warped system! Good guys do finish last I guess.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 7:20 am
Only for US Citizens

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 7:52 am
Done, TU Nancy

. (1)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 8:17 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.

Michela M (3964)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 10:35 am

Arielle S (313)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 10:44 am
Interesting how we insist upon shooting the messenger - have any of the crimes committed and exposed by Manning and WikiLeaks been followed up on? Perhaps there are many who simply can't handle the truth. Manning is the true patriot, not the bozos in DC who want to make him disappear.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 10:54 am
GLADLY....signed, wish it wasn't necessary.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 11:45 am
S and N of course

Michael M (60)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 12:52 pm
HEY! When you guys sign petitions that give opportunity, I HOPE you're writing extensively in your own words to those targets about the issue.
Defense Sec. Gates is a target, and the military NEEDS to hear from US citizens about the need for ethical choices, limiting military actions and activities, and as I said: giving Private Manning Presidential Commendation for his morally-founded action in the interests of the United States, its Constitution, and democracy.

If enough people demand that the military rewards morality, begins to act in an ethical manner, then the world will hate this nation less.
WHile such a result may not be good for military or arms dealer business, it would benefit the world in many ways:
conversation would become more intellligent, rather than consumed with anger and hatred.

Military activity is the most damaging and destructive of all human activity, eating up immense resources and energy, and even promoting a quasi-military self-image among Americans and resistant citizens and rulers of other nations. If use of military force is reduced, everything from climate to health benefits. There's obviously more, but please learn to use your own words, as they are more valuable than just "signing", "noting."

michael hall (42)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 4:20 pm
Brad should get a medal of honor for doing the honorable thing and reporting dishonorable acts... Isn't that the epitome of morality and courage....?

Jim Phillips (3257)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 4:27 pm
Petition signed.

Prosecute ex-prez, cheney and other cronies from the cabinet for war crimes, crimes against humanity.

Ty, Nancy.

Jelica R (144)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 4:51 pm

Here is something you might support, a RootsAction Petition:

Let's Get Bradley Manning the Nobel Peace Prize

February 1st 2012 the entire parliamentary group of The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament nominated Private Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize. Following is the reasoning we sent to the committee explaining why we felt compelled to nominate Private Bradley Manning for this important recognition of an individual effort to have an impact for peace in our world.

Our letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee:

We have the great honor of nominating Private First Class Bradley Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Manning is a soldier in the United States army who stands accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The leaked documents pointed to a long history of corruption, war crimes, and imperialism by the United States government in international dealings. These revelations have fueled democratic uprising around the world, including a democratic revolution in Tunisia. According to journalists, his alleged actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on our foreign policies, and most recently contributed to the Obama Administration agreeing to withdraw all U.S.troops from the occupation in Iraq.

Bradley Manning has been incarcerated for well over a year by the U.S. government without a trial. He spent over ten months of that time period in solitary confinement, conditions which experts worldwide have criticized as torturous. Juan Mendez, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, has repeatedly requested and been denied a private meeting with Manning to assess his conditions.

The documents made public by WikiLeaks should never have been kept from public scrutiny. The revelations – including video documentation of an incident in which American soldiers gunned down Reuters journalists in Iraq – have helped to fuel a worldwide discussion about America’s overseas engagements, civilian casualties of war, imperialistic manipulations, and rules of engagement. Citizens worldwide owe a great debt to the WikiLeaks whistleblower for shedding light on these issues, and so I urge the Committee to award this prestigious prize to accused whistleblower Bradley Manning.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Margrét Tryggvadóttir
Ţór Saari
Members of the Icelandic Parliament for The Movement

Sign and share. Thank you.

Kamila A (141)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 5:13 pm
signed! thank you

Norm C (74)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 5:17 pm
me, too.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 5:31 pm
Manning is a true patriot. Calling out the immoral activities of the government and the military should be EVERYONE'S job.

Carol H (229)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 6:12 pm
signed and noted

John Coleman (18)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 6:19 pm
He should be tried and then fried as the traitor he is!

Mary T (178)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 8:51 pm
Already signed, Thanks Nancy.

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 1:11 am
Signed thanks Nancy!

Herbert E (10)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:20 am
Could and did sign, living in "other". Bradley Manning should be given the Nobel Peace Prize, nothing less.

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:12 am
There was NO declared war when Manning passed non-tactical info to Assange. He did not pass info to an 'enemy', only to a non-war information distributor (WikiLeaks). The entire cases against both Manning and WikiLeaks should be thrown in the incinerator; the lice in our government from both major parties should be prosecuted, not Manning and Assange.

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 10:34 am
Signed, noted and posted to FB

ewoud k (68)
Monday April 2, 2012, 3:49 am
Noted, and signed -at least my computer told me so. "Other" state didn't matter..

Thanks Nancy for posting, bad that actions like these are needed.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 9:39 am
Civil Disobedience to be effective requires sacrifice. Manning is paying the price for opening a window for us all into the evils our government commits in all of our names. Otherwise, we wouldn't know just how much blood is on all our hands, even our children's. Signed the petition for what little good it will do. If Americans are too lazy to get involved in their government, then we shouldn't be surprised that our government no longer cares what we want.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 9:00 pm
Signed, noted, and posted on FB too.
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