By David Coombs, attorney for Bradley Manning. June 28, 2011
It has been a little over two months since PFC Manning was moved from Quantico to the Joint Regional Corrections Facility (JRCF) at Fort Leavenworth. Since being moved to the JRCF, PFC Manning's overall mood and demeanor has greatly improved. PFC Manning is able to maintain regular contact with his defense team. He receives weekly written updates, phone calls and visits from defense counsel. In addition, he receives regular visits from family. Finally, PFC Manning also receives hundreds of letters from supporters every week. He wishes to extend his sincere appreciation to those who have taken the time to send along their thoughts and well-wishes.
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US Army soldier sentenced to 10 months imprisonment at Fort Hood, Texas, court-martial. Your letters calling for a reduction in PFC Reed's sentence are needed.
By James Branum, attorney for Ryan Reed. June 27, 2011
His crime? - He put his family first.
PFC Reed tried to get help from his chain of command when his wife suffered from serious health issues after the birth of their first child, but his request were repeatedly denied. In fact he was told by some of his NCO's that he should give up his child to either his parents (or the state), so that he could legally abandon his family and deploy with his unit.
By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. June 10, 2011
"Allegedly, one soldier in 3rd platoon, Adam Winfield, attempted to be a whistle-blower after the first murder, by communicating to his father about it via facebook. He was afraid to say anything to the officers in his unit and chain of command in Afghanistan out of fear, with good cause, of being harmed."
Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight. We also support the troops who refuse to participate in staged killings and other war crimes.
In March, Rolling Stone magazine featured a long article, "The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians."
By Courage to Resist. June 1, 2011
Much has been written regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. It is clear that this home invasion murder was not prescribed by international law. For example, Nazi war criminals were tried at Nuremburg. They were not just summarily executed. There seems to have been no effort to bring bin Laden to trial in any court. Thus, it seems that the home invasion murder of Osama bin Laden was about vengeance, not justice. Capturing or killing bin Laden was the reason professed by the Bush administration for the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan by the United States. Bush wanted bin Laden, "Dead or alive." With the murder of bin Laden, that "reason" for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan no longer exists. It is long past time to end those wars. Courage to Resist organizing collective members appreciated the statement released by the War Resisters League: www.warresisters.org/binladenmurder
Rally to protest the indefinite detention of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning, Saturday, June 4th at Leavenworth, Kansas.
Sponsored by the Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist, and Veterans for Peace
11:30 am – Gather at Bob Dougherty Memorial Park, N 2nd St. and Kickapoo St. (map). Unrestricted street parking is available around the park. Toilets will be available as well.
Also: Listen to the May 25, 2011 Bradley Manning Support Network press call (mp3) featuring Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange.
Courage to Resist. May 16, 2011
Check out our new video below, and then join the "I am Bradley Manning" campaign at iam.bradleymanning.org
By ACLU. May 13, 2011
On May 13, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the suspicionless search and seizure of electronics and personal data belonging to David House, a computer programmer and U.S. citizen who lives in Cambridge, Mass. The lawsuit charges that the government targeted Mr. House solely on the basis of his lawful association with the Bradley Manning Support Network when it seized Mr. House's laptop, USB drive and camera, and proceeded to copy and possibly disseminate their contents.
Berkeley, California - On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Celebrate the 5th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day, Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 11am
Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way, across from Old City Hall), Berkeley, California
By Courage to Resist. May 6, 2011
Olivia Chow, a member of the Canadian Parliament from Toronto, is married to Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), which nearly tripled its seats in Canada's Parliament in this week’s elections. For the first time, the NDP achieved the status of the official opposition party. The NDP has been the Canadian political party that has been the strongest and most consistent supporter of U.S. war resisters seeking sanctuary there (photo right: Rodney Watson, sanctuary seeker). Our friends in Canada are hoping that this will mitigate the increased strength of the Conservative party which achieved a majority government for the first time. Here is MP Olivia Chow's post-election statement of support for U.S. Iraq War resisters in Canada.
Supporters of accused WikiLeaks source vow to fight on for open trial and freedom
By the Bradley Manning Support Network. May 5, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of individuals globally celebrate today the confirmation that their efforts to end the torturous pre-trial confinement conditions inflicted upon US Army PFC Bradley Manning have been successful. Manning’s lead defense attorney, David E. Coombs of Rhode Island, has personally verified that Manning is indeed being held in Medium Custody confinement at the Joint Regional Corrections Facility (JRCF) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as claimed by the Army last week.
Video and transcript of Obama’s declaration of Bradley Manning’s guilt
By the Bradley Manning Support Network. April 25, 2011
On Thursday, April 21, 2011 in San Francisco, a group of Bradley Manning supporters raised their concerns directly to the president in song at a fundraiser. Logan Price, from the Bradley Manning Support Network, was able to question President Obama directly afterwards. During the discussion he president declared that Bradley Manning “broke the law.” The video can be viewed below.
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