The No Debt Committee is opposed to military spending not only in Italy but also internationally. The U.S. military budget is over a trillion dollars a year, more than half of the military budgets of all other countries combined.
Yesterday, December 16 saw the beginning of the preliminary hearing for a possible court martial Bradley Manning, a gay U.S. soldier accused of past Wikileaks hundreds of thousands of files, which reveal the war crimes committed by the U.S. led wars in the military and financial support of coalitions of which Italy is part . If found guilty of "helping the enemy", the main charge, Bradley Manning could be sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty. If Bradley Manning is the person who revealed these war crimes, his action is a fundamental attack on military spending on behalf of us all and must be supported by all of us.
Today December 17 Bradley Manning turns 24 years and to date has been declared an International Day of Struggle by Bradley Manning Support Network for shares (so far) in Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, United Kingdom and the United States. Our support is even more crucial now that the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes the indefinite detention of anyone at any place by the military that there is no charge or trial - in other words concentration camps of Guantanamo and Begram is present wherever the U.S. military.
The No Debt Committee endorses the International Day of Action and Solidarity and sends support to Bradley Manning and joins His millions of supporters worldwide.
The Committee supports the No Debt International Day of Struggle and sends solidarity and support for Bradley Manning, joining the millions of his supporters around the world.
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