Sign the Petition to Free Bradley Manning

Jason Ditz, June 12, 2013

Sign the petition

With all the talk about Edward Snowden and the attempts to persecute/prosecute him as a leaker, it’s easy to forget that this battle is already going on with Pfc. Bradley Manning, the source of a large amount of information on US overseas war crimes by way of WikiLeaks.

Manning’s partially-secret military trial is just now getting under way, even though he was arrested in May of 2010 and the Uniform Code of Military Justice explicitly guarantees the right to a speedy trial, which it specifies as 120 days.

During those years of detention Manning was repeatedly subjected to abuse by security forces, with the scandals around his mistreatment at Quantico getting so bad that they actually ended up closing the whole site permanently.

Manning’s crime is materially no different than Snowden’s: a desire to make the American public aware of things we desperately needed to know. 3+ years of pre-trial abuse is already more than enough for that, and it’s time to let Bradley go.




11 Responses to “Sign the Petition to Free Bradley Manning”

  1. its amazing how big the difference is.

  2. it's time to lock him and those like him up ;)

  3. Regarding whistleblowers everywhere: I don't know if these entities are doing what they were doing, but if they are, I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT

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  7. The world MAFIA or the international MAFIA, based in USA creates all over the world crimes and pauverty: Look at Ivory Coast, Libya, Iran, Syria, it is time to support Bradley Maming to condemn: Obama, Merkel, Holland, Sarkozy, Blair, Bush and specially the EU in Brussel. The international criminal court should luck up those criminals

  8. The world MAFIA or the international MAFIA, based in USA creates all over the world crimes and pauverty: Look at Ivory Coast, Libya, Iran, Syria, it is time to support Bradley Maming to condemn: Obama, Merkel, Holland, Sarkozy, Blair, Bush and specially the EU in Brussel. The international criminal court should lock up those criminals. We are all Bradley Manning.

  9. I am a French citizen and I love the USA. I reckon every democracy has to struggle against terrorism. But I consider the doggedness against Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and others who revealed the secret wrongdoing of the American administration as an heroic behavior. As a democrat myself, I am very desillusionned with Obama's commitments about closing Guantanamo Camp and releasing innocent prisoners, stop torturing practices, etc. I hope my American friends will change their mind soon and prove to other nations they are the leaders of freedom all around the world.

  10. It is time to put an end to this hegemonic behavior of the white house and secret services against the rest of the world and especially 'whistleblowers' whom are so necessary to transparency and the move forward of rue democratic values. Stop this. Obama, free Bradley Manning and let Edward Snowden and Assange alone!

  11. is not outrage, nor gleeful satisfaction in seeing everything one suspects about this rotten war confirmed in tawdry black and white detail and in the rise and fall of one of the most celebrated generals in a generation. The overwhelming feeling is, well, sadness thankx
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