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6-8 June: Vigils for Bradley Manning in London, Chester and Brisbane

WISE Up for Bradley Manning | 04.06.2012 22:52 | Afghanistan | Iraq | Terror War

Bradley Manning is back in court in Fort Meade, Maryland, US this week for a further motions (pre-trial) hearing. Solidarity vigils will be held on 6 June in Chester, England and in Brisbane, Australia and on 8 June in London (and possibly Exeter, to be confirmed). There will also be vigils at Fort Meade and elsewhere around the world. Consider holding a 'Free Bradley Manning' vigil wherever you are.


From 3pm - 5.30pm, Wednesday 6 June,
under the clock on Eastgate Street, Chester.

(organised by London Catholic Worker abroad Ciaron O'Reilly)

From 4pm - 6pm, Wednesday 6 June,
at the Supreme Court, George St., Brisbane.


From 3pm, Friday 8 June,
outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London.


Bradley Manning has already been held for two years by the US, tortured for 11 months and denied his constitutional rights. This is extra-judicial punishment. His supposed crime? Exposing the truth about the wars being fought in our names by releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, bringing unprecedented transparency to the machinations of Empire and revealing war crimes that had previously been covered up.

Bradley Manning has Welsh and Irish roots. He lived and went to school in Wales as a teenager; members of his maternal family still live there; his grandfather was from Dublin. Individuals and groups involved in the WISE Up network have been acting in solidarity with Bradley Manning and we encourage everyone who opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who supports transparency, free speech and whistle blowing to join us.


The latest defence motions can be read here:

International support network:

Bradley is in jail for us, we're on the streets for him.
End the Wars! Free Bradley Manning! Drop the Charges!

WISE Up for Bradley Manning
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solidarity for BRADLEY MANNING in EXETER on 8th JUNE at 2.30

06.06.2012 04:57

‘What would YOU do….?
If you saw terrible things, awful things that belong in the public domain?’
(words attributed to Bradley Manning – May 2010)

If you are concerned about PEACE and JUSTICE in the world -

JOIN US at the Cathedral War Memorial in EXETER at 2.30 on FRIDAY 8th June
(Devon County War Memorial,10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon EX4 3DU)

in solidarity with BRADLEY MANNING, the US soldier and Welsh schoolboy accused of revealing ‘awful things’ to the public in the hope of provoking change, now being court martialed in the USA.

Supporters of Bradley will also be joined there by The Molino Group, whose play, ‘Desert’, based on Bradley’s case, will be performed in Exeter at The Bike Shed Theatre, Fore St, on Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, and Sat 23rd JUNE at 7.30 and on Sat 23rd also at 2.00

Lindi Carter
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