The Bradley Manning Defense Fund
Over 17,559 individuals have donated a total of $1,106,401 to the defense fund, while an additional 795 supporters (including WikiLeaks) have given $56,428 to Bradley's legal trust account. Through the expected June-August 2013 court martial, we need to raise an additional $160,000 for legal fees and public outreach (updated May 1, 2013). Our defense fund fiscal report is updated monthly.
The Bradley Manning defense fund is hosted by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network. Funding Bradley's chosen legal defense team has always been our top priority. However, the final outcome of the proceedings will depend on not only the legal arguments, but on public opinion and the disposition of key military and civilian leaders as well. Bradley's court martial will begin on June 3, 2013. For more information, check out the defense fund FAQ (although it is somewhat dated).
Or, send checks payable “Courage to Resist” to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610. Please note “Manning defense” on the check’s memo line.
Bradley Manning IOLTA legal trust account (NOT tax-deductible)
The Bradley Manning legal trust account is managed by Bradley's attorney David Coombs under regulation of the Massachusetts IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) Program and the American Bar Association. All proceeds offset Bradley's legal expenses. Any funds remaining at the end of Bradley's court martial will be available to him for appeals. Any funds remaining at the resolution of the legal case will become Bradley's with interest.
Send checks payable "IOLTA / Manning" to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610
Checks received will be deposited to: Bank of America, Massachusetts IOLTA Trust Account, Account: 0046-2853-2833. Due to the way processing fees interacted with the legal trust, online donations to the legal trust are no longer possible.
We are again accepting PayPal contributions. These contributions will be used in support of the "Stand with Brad" public statement and petition (standwithbrad.org). These PayPal transactions are not tax-deductible.
Our relationship with PayPal has been “complicated” to put it mildly. On January 29, 2011, PayPal restricted access to our account based on the "need for additional information." After a month of trying to find a possible resolution with senior PayPal staff, we issued a statement on February 24, 2011, regarding the situation. After thousands of supporters signed a petition and contacted PayPal in protest, our account was restored without explanation.