Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning is a name that is becoming more and more known around the globe, and for good reason too. He is the one responsible for leaking numerous classified documents including the now famous airstrike footage in Iraq (collateral murder) which swept headlines world-wide and caused giant uproars. He now sits in maximum security, 23 hour lock down...what's even worst is the horrendous treatment and "rules" he must abide by including no exercise, no conversations and no naps during the day. He is only 23 years old, being treated worst than an animal, all for showing the world the truth behind "the war on terror" 
Below is a link to the official Bradley Manning petition, if we don't stand up and take action than our rights and freedom will continue to be taken away, Bradley Manning knows this all too well...

Free Bradley Manning Petition -
Bradley E. Manning (born December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was charged in July 2010 with the unauthorized disclosure of U.S. classified information. He is being held in "maximum custody" at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico, Virginia. He is expected to face a court-martial in the spring of 2011.
Manning was assigned to a support battalion with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq, which gave him access to SIPRNet—the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network—used by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State to transmit classified information. He was arrested in May 2010 after Adrian Lamo, a former computer hacker, reported to authorities that Manning had told him, during an online chat, that he had downloaded material from SIPRNet and passed it to Wikileaks. The material included the video of a July 2007 helicopter airstrike in Baghdad (the so-called "Collateral Murder" video, which Wikileaks published in April 2010), a video of the Granai airstrike in Afghanistan, and a large number of diplomatic cables.
On July 5, 2010 Manning was charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for transferring classified data onto his personal computer and communicating national defense information to an unauthorized source between November 19, 2009 and May 27, 2010.

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