1st April: From the London Guantánamo Campaign:
“Shut Down Guantánamo!” demonstration (in solidarity with Bradley Manning)
12-1pm: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street/Marble Arch)
1.15-2.15pm: Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park, W1 (nearest tube: Marble Arch)
Join us on April Fool’s Day as we protest the foolishness of arbitrary detention and the practice of torture.
Please note the change to the time and place of the monthly demonstration – we will be holding a lunchtime demonstration outside the US Embassy and then on the pavement outside Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park.
As well as continuing to demand the immediate release and return to the UK of Shaker Aamer, and justice for the prisoners still held at Guantánamo, Bagram and similar prisons, we will be holding this month’s demonstration in solidarity with dual US-UK national Private Bradley Manning, a 23-year old intelligence analyst in the US army, accused of leaking confidential data to the Wikileaks website. Mr Manning, who went to school in Wales, was arrested in Iraq last year and currently faces several dozen charges, including “assisting the enemy”, which carries the death penalty. The data he is alleged to have leaked, including film, has exposed the US military’s actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere. A British national, the UK government has so far chosen largely to ignore his plight and the abuse he is facing on a daily basis at a US military jail.
Please join us for a part of or all of the demonstration.
The London Guantánamo Campaign
If you cannot join the demonstration, we ask you to contact your MP and urge them to sign the following EDMs: 1093 on Guantánamo Bay and 1624 on the treatment of Bradley Manning:
For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
17th April: London Catholic Worker are putting on a solidarity event with speakers to include Gareth Peirce together with anti-war artists, activists, speakers and performers from Iraq, Afghanistan, US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
London Catholic Worker event for Bradley Manning 17th April (front)
London Catholic Worker event for Bradley Manning 17th April (back)
There will be more of this to come – for sure.