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US Ambassador confronted with calls to “Free Bradley Manning”

OccupyLSX to host solidarity rally on 17th December

A beefed up City of London police presence greeted Occupy London activists demanding the freedom of Bradley Manning on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in London yesterday (Thursday). US Ambassador Louis Susman was attending the annual Thanksgiving service at the cathedral along with a sizable number of US ex-pats.

US citizens living in this country were also among those demanding the freedom of Bradley Manning. Anthony Timmons, a member of the OccupyLSX tranquility team said: “The weight of public opinion is with us as we stand up for Bradley Manning.  Not only that, fifty of the US’ top congressional scholars – including Laurence Tribe, the top Harvard academic who trained Barack Obama-  agree that Bradley Manning must face a fair public trial, not a military tribunal.”

Bradley Manning, raised in Wales and a UK citizen by virtue of his mother’s nationality, has been imprisoned for the last 18 months in Baghdad, Kuwait, Quantico and Leavenworth. The treatment meted out to Bradley in Quantico prompted the official interest of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and the British and German governments and sparked off demonstrations across the world. That international solidarity campaign contributed to Bradley’s move to improved prison conditions this April. [1]

Bradley has been charged with 23 offences in relation to the release of video footage of a US war crime in Baghdad and US embassy cables, including one of “aiding the enemy,” which potentially carries the death penalty. This week, the US Department of Defense announced that Bradley’s courts-martial process will begin with a preliminary hearing at at Fort Meade, Maryland on 16th December – the day before Bradley’s 24th birthday. [2]

A day of international solidarity has been called for 17th December and Occupy LSX at St Paul’s is proud to be hosting the London action. [3] Natalia James, a supporter of Occupy London said: “We do not know if Bradley is guilty of what he is accused of but, if he is, he is a true hero. Holding public institutions and governments responsible for their actions is a vital part of the fight for real democracy and few figures exemplify that more than Bradley Manning, who has managed to achieve that even while being in prison. That is why Bradley’s cause is so important to us here at Occupy London.”

Notes

[1] Bradley Manning’s family welcomes news of his move to prison in Kansas
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/20/bradley-manning-family-move-kansas

Unmonitored access to detainees is essential to any credible enquiry into torture or cruel inhuman and degrading treatment, says UN torture expert –
http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=11231&LangID=E

[2] Law Office of David E. Coombs – Article 32 hearing
http://www.armycourtmartialdefense.info/2011/11/article-32-hearing.html

[3] Occupy LSX solidarity rally for Bradley Manning – http://events.bradleymanning.org/occupylsx/occupy_lsx_solidarity_rally_for_bradley_manning

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UK Friends of Bradley Manning meet on Thursday 15th September in Central London

RSVP: 
Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

When:
Thursday 15th September
From 7:00pm (til 10:00pm)

Where:
Upstairs at The Plough
27 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LH

Tube:
Holborn

Map:
http://bit.ly/lUALYZ

UK Friends of Bradley Manning meet on Thursday, 15th September from 19:00.   We are now beginning to plan for the autumn when we expect Bradley’s legal case to get underway.

If you have thought about getting involved in the campaign, want to know what we’re up to nationwide or just want to find out more about Bradley Manning then please join us!

RSVP:
Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

 

London meetup flyer

Join us at the Plough, Holborn on Thursday 15th September

Next London Meeting this Thursday 4th August

We’ll be meeting again in central London this Thursday evening — full details follow below.

If you can’t make it to the Plough, please consider joining us online at the following link:

https://02.chat.mibbit.com/?server=irc.chatspike.net&channel=%23ukfriendsbm&nick=

(If you use an IRC client, you can find us here: irc.chatspike.net:6697 #ukfriendsbm).   We meet online daily at 9pm UK time (8pm GMT).

 

***UK Friends of Bradley Manning***

***RSVP:***

Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

***When***
THIS Thursday 4th August From 7:00pm (til 10:00pm)

***Where***
Upstairs at The Plough
27 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LH

***Tube:***

Holborn

***Map***
http://bit.ly/lUALYZ

UK Friends of Bradley Manning meet for an informal plenary this Thursday,
4th August from 19:00.

If you have thought about getting involved in the campaign or just want
to find out more about Bradley Manning then please join us!

See you there!

***RSVP:***

Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

London meetup flyer

Join us at the Plough, Holborn this Thursday

Next London Meeting this Thursday 28th July

We’ll be meeting again in London this Thursday evening – full details follow below.  If you can’t make it to the Plough, please consider joining us online here (irc.chatspike.net:6697 #ukfriendsbm).   We meet daily at 9pm UK time (8pm GMT).

***UK Friends of Bradley Manning***

***RSVP:*** Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

***When***
THIS Thursday 28th July From 7:00pm (til 10:00pm)

***Where***
Upstairs at The Plough
27 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LH

***Tube:*** Holborn

***Map***
http://bit.ly/lUALYZ

UK Friends of Bradley Manning meet for an informal plenary this Thursday,
28st July from 19:00.

If you have thought about getting involved in the campaign or just want
to find out more about Bradley Manning then please join us!

See you there!

***RSVP:*** Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

London meetup flyer

Join us at the Plough, Holborn this Thursday

Next London Meeting this Thursday

***UK Friends of Bradley Manning***

***RSVP:*** Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

***When***
THIS Thursday 21st July From 7:00pm (til 10:00pm)

***Where***
Upstairs at The Plough
27 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LH

***Tube:*** Holborn

***Map***
http://bit.ly/lUALYZ

UK Friends of Bradley Manning meet for an informal plenary this Thursday,
21st July from 19:00.

If you have thought about getting involved in the campaign or just want
to find out more about Bradley Manning then please join us!

See you there!

***RSVP:*** Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

London meetup flyer

Join us at the Plough, Holborn this Thursday

Next London Meeting This Thursday

We’ll be meeting again in London this Thursday (please note change of venue this time around) – hope to see you there!

*UK Friends of Bradley Manning*
*RSVP:* Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

*When*
THIS Thursday 7th July From 7:00pm (til 10:00pm)

*Where*
The Plow
(Outside if the weather’s nice enough, upstairs if not)
27 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LH

*Tube:* Holborn

*Map*
http://bit.ly/lUALYZ

UK Friends of Bradley Manning meet for an informal plenary this Thursday,
7th July from 19:00.

If you have thought about getting involved in the campaign or just want to find out more about Bradley Manning then please join us!

See you there!

*RSVP:* Please reply to ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
Or subscribe at: http://www.ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org/

London meetup flyer

Join us at the Plow, Holborn this Thursday

UK Friends of Bradley Manning @ J30

JOIN US This Thursday! From 11:30 am
ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org

When
THIS Thursday June 30TH 2011, From 11:30 am

Where
Caffe Nero
1-2 Bridge Street, Westminster London, SW1A 2JR
Tube: Westminster

Directions
Right outside the main entrance to Westminster Tube
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1150/25025.php

UK Friends of Bradley Manning WILL BE MEETING to join the General Strike on Thursday. We meet from 11:30 at Westminster Tube Cafe Nero for a 12:00 departure.

Please join us! See you there!

RSVP Here
ukfriendsofbradleymanning@gmail.com
ukfriendsofbradleymanning.org