Saturday 27 July 2013


The trial of gay whistleblower Bradley Manning started on 3rd June in Fort Meade, US.  Ever since, protests and support have never stopped inside and outside the Court. In particular, Bradley has been celebrated in countless Pride marches internationally.

The U.S. government concluded its case against Bradley  after providing no real evidence that he had “aided the enemy” by passing documents to WikiLeaks. In response, Bradley’s defence is presenting four motions to get a not guilty on most of the greater charges.

As the judge is expected to pronounce a verdict very shortly, the Bradley Manning Support Network is calling for an international day of action on Saturday 27 July.

Over 70 supporters packed the courtroom and overflow trailer on July 8, 2013

So far, actions are planned in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Turkey, UK (London), and dozens major US cities

Thanks to international whistleblower Bradley Manning, now we know about:

the “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter gunship crew killing Iraqi civilians The officially sanctioned cover-up of rape and other torture in Iraq and Afghanistan The extent of drone strikes The US government attacks on popular government & movements in Haiti and Venezuela   Corruption by Tunisian dictator Ben Ali, which spurred the 2011 revolution Israel consulting with Egypt and the Palestinian Authority before invading Gaza ETC

Edward Snowden’s exposé of global snooping by the US has caused outrage around the world, as did the US re-routing of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane, especially in Latin America. The work of Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange has been crucial in spreading Bradley Manning’s evidence of governments’ crimes and brutality, and for organizing against US persecution of Edward Snowden.


San Francisco Pride: 2000 marched for Bradley

Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

London Queer Strike contingent

Join your nearest protest or organize a solidarity event big or small in your area. Register it on the BMSN website, and let us know about it so we can help publicise. Latest actions here.

Other ways to support Bradley

Attend the trial Write to Bradley   Write to your local press   Translate this message and/or send to your networks. Show the Collateral Murder video at meetings   Send messages of support to BMSN. (cc  and we’ll publish on our website.) Sign Daniel Ellsberg’s petition and Nobel Prize petition

Payday men’s network US:215 848 1120  UK: 020 7267 8698 

Queer Strike   US: 415-626 4114   UK: 020 7482 2496