resisters Ciaron O'Reilly and Ben Griffin speak out for Manning
Veterans for Peace UK
October 29, 2011
been an anti-war presence at
Occupy LSX outside St
Paul's almost every day with Ciaron O'Reilly, Ben Griffin and others
speaking in public about Bradley Manning, the ongoing war in Afghanistan
and war resistance amongst other things. It's shocking how many people
still aren't familiar with Bradley Manning's name.
Ciaron is a
long-time war resister and ex-prisoner of the US. Ben is an Iraq war
war refuser and founder
Veterans for Peace UK.
As well as
aiming to raise awareness of Bradley Manning's situation, detained for
16 months without trial in the US, the action was in solidarity with
Julian Assange, who
expects to hear the outcome of his extradition appeal next week and with
Michael Lyons. Lyons is
the British Navy conscientious objector who was influenced by reading
the WikiLeaks disclosures attributed to Bradley Manning. He is currently
serving a sentence in a military prison for standing up for his beliefs.
have generated a lot of interest, with many people coming up to speak
with Ben and Ciaron afterwards, taking flyers and addresses to
write to Bradley and Michael
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