Mass Demo at Fort McNair - Tell General Buchanan: FREE BRADLEY MANNING!

Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
near the Waterfront metro station in Washington D.C., at 4th and P St. SW, and march to Ft. McNair

``The last demonstration of Bradley Manning's
trial next Friday, July 26 at 3pm. We'll rally near
the Waterfront metro station in Washington D.C.,
at 4th and P St. SW, and march to Ft. McNair``

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Mass Demo at Fort McNair - Tell General Buchanan: FREE BRADLEY MANNING!
Friday, July 26, 2013 fr/ 3:00pm until 5:30pm
JOIN OUR DAY OF ACCOUNTABILITY - defend whistleblowing and speak truth to power!
202-714-8530 carrie@bradleymanning.org emma@bradleymanning.org

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Mass Demo at Fort McNair - Tell General Buchanan: FREE BRADLEY MANNING!
Friday, July 26, 2013 fr/ 3:00pm until 5:30pm
JOIN OUR DAY OF ACCOUNTABILITY - defend whistleblowing and speak truth to power!

After three years of confinement, Army whistleblower and peace prize winner Bradley Manning’s trial is drawing to a close. Join us at the last action of Bradley's trial on July 26 from 3-5:30pm at Ft. McNair (4th and P st SW, near the Waterfront metro) outside the office of Major General Jeffrey Buchanan, the Convening Authority overseeing Bradley Manning’s trial.

General Buchanan can reduce any sentence resulting from a conviction. While he reigns over Bradley's destiny, we'’re calling upon him to do the right thing!

The information that Bradley gave the public exposed the unjust detainment of innocent people at Guantánamo Bay, showed us the true human cost of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, helped fuel pro-democratic movements in the Arab world, and changed journalism forever. There is no evidence that anyone was harmed as a result of the leaked information, yet Bradley faces life in prison.

This is our opportunity to bring home to Gen. Buchanan the importance of his sentencing decision, not only for fair American justice, but for government accountability, international human rights, and the protection of other whistleblowers, including NSA Edward Snowden.

Enough is enough. The public has a right to know. So join us on Friday, July 26th and let the military feel the heat!

DC/MD/VA area folks please spread the word by downloading the poster from our website and posting it around your neighborhood or workplace. To volunteer or help with outreach, contact: Carrie 202-714-8530 / carrie@bradleymanning.org

E-mail emma@bradleymanning.org if you’d like to endorse this event.

P.S. We understand that many supporters work 9-5PM so we are asking you to plan on leaving work early so we can have maximum impact on the base.

Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia 20319
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Yesterday, Amnesty International called whistleblower Bradley Manning's prosecution a "travesty of justice." After more than 3 years in prison before trial, he still faces possible life imprisonment under the government's "Aiding the Enemy" charge.

“The charge of ‘aiding the enemy’ is ludicrous. What’s surprising is that the prosecutors in this case, who have a duty to act in the interest of justice, have pushed a theory that making information available on the internet – whether through Wikileaks, in a personal blog posting, or on the website of The New York Times – can amount to ‘aiding the enemy’,” said Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden fled the country because he feared prosecution like what Bradley Manning has experienced. It's now up to us, as American citizens, to defend our right to stay informed. Our country's future depends upon it.

Join us for the last demonstration of Bradley Manning's trial next Friday, July 26 at 3pm. We'll rally near the Waterfront metro station in Washington D.C., at 4th and P St. SW, and march to Ft. McNair to tell Convening Authority Major General Buchanan to do the right thing and free him! Convening Authorities regularly reduce the sentence of soldiers convicted at trial, but if he is to make such a brave move Gen. Buchanan needs to hear our voice.

Mass Demo at Fort McNair - Tell General Buchanan: FREE BRADLEY MANNING!

"We only know these crimes took place because insiders blew the whistle at great personal risk ... Government whistle-blowers are part of a healthy democracy and must be protected from reprisal." -- Barack Obama, campaign trail 2008 (on topic of Bush Administration's use of phone companies to illegally spy on American citizens)