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MacBride Peace Prize Awarded to Bradley Manning

Society & Culture  (tags: Bradley Manning, justice, free press, war, violence, MacBride Peace Prize, truth, ethics, government )

- 2032 days ago -
The International Peace Bureau, a former Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is delighted to announce that this year's Sean MacBride Peace Prize is to be awarded to Bradley Manning, the US whistleblower whose case has attracted worldwide attention, for his...


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Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 12:19 am
I was glad to see this--and, of course, I voted--thanks Nancy!

Lona G (67)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:49 am
Good for Manning. This gives a very clear signal to the US military/government.

JL A (281)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:52 am
I'm glad this added international pressure occurred

federico bortoletto (44)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:07 am
Notato. Grazie Nancy.

Joanne D (37)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:36 pm
Good news.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:58 pm
Great! He really is a hero, and I just wished they would finally release him.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:05 pm
Noted. Thanks so much for the good news, Nancy. Bradley Manning is a hero and whistleblower who deserves our thanks.

Scott haakon (4)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:19 pm
That right give a peace prize to a traitor and thief. Manning is a foolish and evil person. No doubt about it.

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:20 pm

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:07 pm
Voted and noted. So, so happy about Manning getting this prize. Thank you so much for this.

Dorothy N (63)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:43 pm
SO glad to read this!

Manning already has international recognition as a hero, and I can only hope that more official recognition occurs to hopefully force his release and to help end the war on such heroic and patriotic whistle blowers!

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:42 pm
The documents that Manning leaked included the identities of Afghans who worked with NATO and ANA forces. Many of them and their families were promptly killed by the Taliban to disrupt NATO and ANA operations and prevent others from collaborating. I cannot express sufficiently the damage this has done. Local liaisons are vital not only for the war-effort in general, but for any peaceful collaboration with locals, as opposed to treatment that effectively amounts to martial law and military occupation. Not only did it extend the war, it directly shut down foreign-backed nation-building operations.

Even his leaks regarding Iraq were not clear such crimes as have often been presented. I watched the video where the reporter was killed. Grainy black and white images, the same as what the helicopter-crew saw. Imagine flying around in an attack-helicopter, a fine highly mobile weapons-platform against enemies unable to fight back, but a death-trap should they have the means to do so, and seeing, in a combat-zone, a man walking around with what appear to be enemy forces with a large tube-like object that you cannot see well mounted across his shoulder, looking exactly like the kind of launcher that could easily kill you and the rest of the crew. It's "shoot first and ask questions later", or you're dead. It's not a war-crime to do what you believe, reasonably given what information is available, you must to survive.

Manning may genuinely have believed he was doing the right thing, but he didn't know the rules well enough to break them properly. He got a lot of people killed by his criminally negligent (at best) actions. Sadly, this does appear to be Peace Prize material.

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:29 am

He isn't here to hug so give yourself a hug,

We had to do with this.

It's a victory.

Alone we can do almost nothing.
Together we can save our planet
for our children and our grandchildren,

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:11 am
Noted and voted!

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:47 pm
Stephen B., if what you are saying is accurate, it is a serious shame that that is part of the fall out of Manning's act, but perhaps, in the longer run it will prevent other collateral damage from happening. I do not know, but hope. "War is a bitch!" the saying goes, and when Bush went into his two wars, he did not , I believe, give a damn about collateral damage, or the damage to our fellow Americans e]who fell, were wounded, or their families. He was looking after the international financial interests of the plutocrats; engaging in American imperialism, and using our troops as canon fodder.
Then, when they come back, hurting, he calls them beggars, and the like!
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