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(13 min audio) Anti-War Activist Fears4Life of Assange, Calls4Release of Manning

Plowshares | 03.12.2010 08:42

Ciaronj O'Reilly is a long time member of the anarcho pacifist Catholic Worker movement. Over the last 20 years he has participated in 3 plowshare communities on 3 continents - B52 Bomber in New York (eve of the gulf War '91), uranium mining equipment at Jabiluka Mine site NT, Australia '98 (part of a series of NVDA that closed the mine) and a U.S. warplane at Shannon Airport Ireland '03 (in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq).

The Pitstop Plooughshares/ Catholic Worker 5/ "Shannon 5" were referred to in secret cables from the U.S. Embassy exposed by Wikileaks.

O'Reilly stated today,
"Members of what is left of the anti-war movement should seriously consider whether they are going to grant sanctuary to Assange if he comes a knocking on your door.
Better to work out your attitude before it happens. Assange has pissed off a lot of powerful people with no respect for human life.

It is an indictment on the anti-war movement that Bradley Manning is never uttered by the movement's self appointed bureaucrats. Bradley Manning is the political prisoner of our movement. If you haven't given up and still oppose this war...send him a postcard (from your favourite pseudonym if need be) asap. Time's a wastin' they've got him buried alive! Bradleyneeds to be hearing form you for chrissake!"

***Write to Bradley!

Letters and postcards to:
Bradley Manning
c/o Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave #41
Oakland CA 94610
*Letters will be opened, "contraband" discarded and then mailed weekly to Bradley via someone on his approved correspondence list.

Go to this website to find ways to express ya solidarity...
Bradley Manning support website

****Steve Austin ABC RADIO ( Queensland/ Australia) Interviews Ciaron O'Reilly on Wikileaks
(Audio - 13 mins)

02 December 2010

Ciaron O'Reilly is a long time Australian/Irish anti-war protestor who - amongst many things - has been notable for attacking and damaging a B-52 bomber with 'shovels and sticks and stones (sic)' during the 1991 Gulf War. He disarmed a US navy warplane at Ireland's Shannon Airport in 2003, and he's disabled uranium mining equipment in the Northern Territory. He's been referred to by American officials in the latest Wikileaks documents as a member of the Shannon Five. What are his thoughts on what Julian Assange is doing?