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Assange Statement on the First Day of Manning Trial


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Whistlebower, Bradley Manning, justice, free press, war, violence, truth, trial, Assange, ethics, government )

Nancy
- 2112 days ago - opednews.com
The United States was, in theory, a nation of laws. But it is no longer a nation of laws for Bradley Manning.



   

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Nancy C (806)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 2:46 pm
Bradley Manning Trial FAQ
Free Bradley Manning
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 4:39 pm
He is a Hero

Have signed
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 6:01 pm
noted, thanks Nancy
 

Ravenna C (20)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 6:50 pm
That boy was doing the right thing. He just didn't know that we are no longer the United States of America. Poor idealistic young man found out the hard way that the United Corporations of America now has much more in common with the USSR of the Cold War Era.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 10:45 pm
Hate to say this but he doesn't stand a chance
 

Deborah B (71)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 10:51 pm
I could never write as eloquently as Mr. Assange about this horrendous travesty. Bradley Manning has already been tried and convicted. He is a hero. Thank you, Nancy.
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 1:04 am
Here is the comment I posted on a similar story on Care2 few days ago.

Governments,ALL governments draw crimes plots in closed rooms and commit them against their own citizens and citizens of other countries as well. When caught naked by honorable and honest people like Bradly Manning their criminal attitude continues against those who uncover their crimes. If there is someone or some authority that must be prosecuted it certainly is those criminal governments not the ones who uncovered their crimes.

Bradly has been subject to all kinds of torture for almost 2 years before his pretrial begins.Those who tortured him aught to be accused of crimes against humanity,punished and sent to prison for life.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 7:23 am
Mr. Assange tells it like it is and I agree with every word. He says the Pentagon has admitted to monitoring social media in regards to the public response?! I only hope that Bradley Manning does not become the next Nelson Mandela, locked away by his government for daring to speak up for the "human" rights of others! Will it take our society three decades to evolve enough to see the wrong in this, and finally set Bradley Manning free? Once again, our government acts in a way that loses the U.S. any respect and credibility we may have had in the eyes of the other nations around the globe, those who might have looked to us as a symbol of "freedom and democracy'". The Bush Administration could do no worse!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 7:27 am
Bradley Manning was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, as many of you probably know already. Here is a link to a petition supporting his nomination. I think he deserves the recognition for all that he hads been through.
http://www.care2.com/news/member/253074930/3553348
 

. (0)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 9:43 am
Noted; now free him already. This is a kangaroo court conducting a sham trial to save face for those caught doing what they weren't supposed to be doing.
 

Joanne D (37)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 10:23 am
I believe this "aiding the enemy" charge is the same one that put away the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg, isn't it?
 

Sharon W. (4)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 10:52 am
That guy is a hero, and is being convicted. I wish I could help (I already signed, but that is not much).
 

Michael hankins (1)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 1:03 pm
The american/british/rothchild government is the biggest terrorist organization on the planet when they want you your done anyone who thinks any different is just shamefully naive.the Nobel peace prize is a joke they gave Obama one and his drone program has killed more people than HIV.
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 1:39 pm
Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are heros for me. God bless them. Bradley Manning needs all the help he can get.
Shame to the US government!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 8:01 pm
Bradley Manning's conviction is already written into the script. The commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces, Barack Obama, spoiled the plot for all of us when he pronounced Bradley Manning guilty two years ago. "He broke the law," President Obama stated, when asked on camera at a fundraiser about his position on Mr. Manning. In a civilized society, such a prejudicial statement alone would have resulted in a mistrial.

To convict Bradley Manning, it will be necessary for the US government to conceal crucial parts of his trial. Key portions of the trial are to be conducted in secrecy: 24 prosecution witnesses will give secret testimony in closed session, permitting the judge to claim that secret evidence justifies her decision. But closed justice is no justice at all.

What cannot be shrouded in secrecy will be hidden through obfuscation. The remote situation of the courtroom, the arbitrary and discretionary restrictions on access for journalists, and the deliberate complexity and scale of the case are all designed to drive fact-hungry reporters into the arms of official military PR men, who mill around the Fort Meade press room like over-eager sales assistants. The management of Bradley Manning's case will not stop at the limits of the courtroom. It has already been revealed that the Pentagon is closely monitoring press coverage and social media discussions on the case.
 

Inge B (202)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 11:02 pm
Bradley Manning, An open free man in a closed world.
Help him.
Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 11:57 pm
an honor to sign

truly a hero!
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Friday June 7, 2013, 5:18 am
let's make links clickable:
petition supporting Bradley Manning nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize

> Do we now favor rapists?
some obviously favor (ad_hominems and) slander over the rule of law and presumption of innocence

Namaskar, Bradley Manning ! Our World would be a better place with more people like him !


 

Michael hankins (1)
Friday June 7, 2013, 6:07 am
Atleast he'll have a cell mate as I'm sure the media will convince the ignorant masses that prism is wonderful and nessecary to keep them "safe" and the guy that told you about it endangered American lives,Obama abolish be impeached,fisa judges should be removed from office and the new,FBI,and CIA need a good house cleaning except maybe the latter of the 3,it should just be shut down all together.But give it a week and Chris Matthews will have the sheeple praising the program and cursing the whistle blower.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday June 7, 2013, 1:26 pm
Glad to sign the petition posted by Frack above, and have signed all the others. Manning is a patriot and a hero. I will keep insisting that Assange is a publisher, and should never have been threatened by gov'ts and forced to live inside the Embassy. Would they have done the same to Ben Franklin?! With the mainstream media finally coming around these past few days to publicize what has been on the internet for years, maybe we can get some traction now in support of both Assange and Manning. I hope those are good "winds of change" I'm feeling lately......
 
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