Ciaron O’Reilly reports:
25 folks gathered outside the U.S. embassy in London last
evening (23 February) in solidarity with Bradley Manning.
Those assembled included folks from Anonymous, Catholic Worker,
London Guantánamo Campaign, Payday men’s network, Veterans for
Peace, WikiLeaks, WISE Up for Bradley Manning, Queer Strike –
Lesbian Bi Trans Queer in the Global Women’s Strike – and a
bunch of other backgrounds.
After a 40 minute vigil facing the embassy (the police request
to move around the corner was politely refused) – we circled.
Former U.S. political prisoner Ciaron O’Reilly and British
veteran Ben Griffin addressed the assembled. John McLean led us
in Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released”. Open forum included Giorgio
Riva from Payday men’s network, Anthony from U.S. of A, Didi
Rossi from Queer Strike, a woman from a military family in Wales
and Andrew Warren, a supporter of Payday men’s network.
I was quite impressed with the turn out considering the
minimalist organising and promotion.
The Guardian reports that Badley is no longer being held in
Leavenworth but in proximity of Ft. Meade. Next court appearance
March 15-16. Prosecution claims they won’t be ready until August
3rd. Defense objecting to this. Brad is presently deferring a
Press Release and some Reports from the Arraignment
Press Release from Veterans for Peace & WISE Up for Bradley Manning.
Report by Dave Eberhardt: “Judge, isn’t a soldier required by
law to report a war crime?”
Report by Missy Beattie: “I would be proud to say that you are
Transcript from the arraignment by Alexa O’Brien of
WiseUP for Bradley Manning