UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
Bradley Manning was back at Fort Meade, Maryland, US for another pretrial hearing this week and military Judge Denise Lind issued her ruling on the unlawful pretrial punishment motion. This part of the case was dealt with at a long hearing in November and December, during which Bradley Manning gave evidence in person. He spoke about the punitive conditions he was held under at Quantico marine brig in Virginia from July 2010 until April 2011. Many other witnesses testified, including numerous brig staff. The defence motion called for all charges to be dismissed or, failing that, for 10:1 sentencing credit for the time Brad was mistreated.
For more information, see this Indymedia feature on the torture hearing
Brad's court martial continues on 16 and 17 January with another hearing, this time a continuation of the defence motion calling for charges to be dismissed on the grounds of lack of speedy trial. By the time the case reaches trial, put back again to at least 3 June, Bradley Manning will have been held for over three years.
Join the solidarity vigil in London on Wednesday 16 January at 2pm at the US Embassy.
11-01-2013 16:02The Syrian Air force and artillery have targeted several dens of Free Army militia in several areas in Damascus countryside, Aleppo countryside and Edlib countryside, causing large losses of the gunmen and the destruction of their vehicles. Our correspondent in Damascus Countryside confirmed that more than 50 insurgents got killed in targeting their dens by the Syrian Arab Army in Saqba, Duma, al-Sheifounia, Duma and Marj al-Sultan, where other militants were killed during clashing with the Syrian Army units in Zamalka, al-Ziabia and Hijjira.
Kurdish activists said the killings were carried out by forces in the Turkish state itself who wanted to derail the talks.
Bradley Manning is back in court at Fort Meade, Maryland, US from Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 January.
Vigil at the US Embassy in London 2pm Tuesday 8 January.
The entire soundtrack of the Collateral Murder video will be played.
activist link censorship, lawsuits regarding
censorship are some of the many issues involving Google.
27-12-2012 19:17On the fourth anniversary of Israel’s 2008-2009 war on Gaza in which it killed 1400 Palestinians including 300 children, a call urging EU citizens to ask their representatives to suspend the EU’s trade agreements with Israel, until it complies with international law has been issued by grassroots networks and organizations across Palestine.
24-12-2012 01:26Maya is currently with a peace delegation in Afghanistan and sent this report via the VCNVUK blog.
24-12-2012 01:21Beth from Oxford is currently with a peace delegation in Afghanistan and sent this report via the VCNVUK blog.
24-12-2012 01:16Susan from Oxford is currently with a peace delegation in Afghanistan and wrote these reports and reflections while preparing for the trip..
21-12-2012 13:27I just created a new petition and I hope you can sign -- it's called: Abolish the Armed Forces
Reading about crimes of state over many years, it is tempting to try to fathom the mind-set of political leaders. What actually is going on in their heads when they order sanctions that kill hundreds of thousands of children? What is in their hearts when they wage needless wars that shatter literally millions of lives? Are they desperately cruel, mindlessly stupid? Do they imagine they are living in a kind of hell where monstrous acts have to be committed to avoid even worse outcomes? Are they indifferent, focused on what will bring them short-term political and economic gain? Are they morally resigned, perceiving themselves as essentially powerless in the face of invincible political and economic forces ('If I didn't do it, someone else would.')?
We held another drone information stall yesterday in Wrexham.
Witness evidence in the Bradley Manning Article 13 'unlawful pretrial punishment' motion hearing is now completed after 10 days and the hearing moves on to both sides presenting their closing oral arguments, starting with the defence (Bradley Manning represented by David Coombs). See Tweets below (which will be updated later), this report from Kevin Gosztola and this from Nathan Fuller, both with live updates.
CWO2 Denise Barnes, who made the decision to remove Manning's underwear, returned to the witness stand on Monday 10 December in Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing (see Tweets below and this report from Kevin Gosztola).