Kevin Zeese, Executive Director and co-founder of VotersForPeace, discusses the newly launched Bradley Manning advocacy fund, that exists to counter the smearing of Manning in mainstream media; why he should be released on bail while awaiting trial; the foundations of democracy – consent of the governed and an informed citizenry – that Manning claimed were his motivations for leaking documents, if Wired‘s chat logs are to be believed; and why the outcome of his trial can only benefit the cause of press freedom, since he’ll be a hero if acquitted and a martyr if convicted.
MP3 here. (18:24)
Kevin Zeese is the Executive Director and co-founder of VotersForPeace. He also served as the Executive Director of Democracy Rising, is an attorney, and a long term peace advocate. He took a leave from VotersForPeace for most of 2006 while he was running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Zeese was a founding member of the Montgomery County Coalition Against the War in Maryland and has worked with various non-profit organizations on peace, justice, and democracy issues since 1978.