Drop the "aiding the enemy" charge against Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning
  • Petitioned Colonel Daniel Choike

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Quantico Base Commander
Colonel Daniel Choike
Secretary of Defense
Robert Gates

Drop the "aiding the enemy" charge against Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning

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Private Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old intelligence analyst with the US Army, stands accused of disclosing a classified video of American troops shooting Iraqi civilians from a helicopter, as well as the State Department cables that have helped bring transparency to governments and spark democratic uprisings in the Middle East and the war logs that have brought us the truth about war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He has now been charged with "aiding the enemy" by the Department of Defense, a crime that is punishable by death.

If spared this cruel sentence, Manning would still face life in prison without parole. He is held inside his cell for 23 hours a day under constant surveillance. The conditions of his imprisonment recently sparked a probe by the UN special commision on torture.

The whistleblower behind the Vietnam era’s Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Mr. Manning a “hero,” yet this administration is bent on charging him with dozens of unjust charges.

We believe that without the efforts of people who risk prosecution to reveal the truth, the information we need to hold our government accountable may never be made public.

Join us in demanding humane treatment for Bradley Manning, and that this administration drop the unjust charge of "aiding the enemy."

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. PJ Crowley writes in the Guardian on why he called Bradley Manning's treatment 'stupid'

    3. Greg Mitchell from The Nation discusses Bradley Manning's motivations and mindset

    4. ACLU: Treatment of WikiLeaks suspect is unconstitutional

    5. 'You can hear Bradley Manning coming because of the chains'

    6. Reached 2 signatures
    7. The New York Times opines against the abuse of Private Bradley Manning

    8. State Department Official Resigns After Criticizing Treatment of Manning

    9. Bradley Manning says he is suffering punitive, unlawful treatment.

    10. 100 Revelations to Mark the 100th Day of Cablegate

    11. Bradley Manning's jailers accused of ritual humiliation

    12. PayPal lifts temporary freeze on Bradley Manning legal defence fund

    13. Reached 1 signatures
    14. PayPal has freezed the account of Courage to Resist for raising funds to provide Bradley Manning a competent legal defense:

    15. A new group, the Bradley Manning Advocacy Fund, has been formed to help draw attention to the case of the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower. Find out more information here:

    16. The city council of Berkeley, California, has passed a resolution calling for "immediate end to the cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment" of Bradley Manning:

    17. On Saturday, March 19, supporters of Bradley Manning will be gathering outside the White House to demand he be treated humanely and removed from solitary confinement. And on Sunday, March 20, activists will gather outside the military base where he's being held in Quantico, Virginia, to show their support for the accused whistleblower.

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    18. Chase Madar: "Why Bradley Manning Is a Patriot, Not a Criminal" --

    19. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that investigators have uncovered no evidence that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange encouraged Bradley Manning to leak classified information:

    20. The Air Force is warning its service members that they and their families are at risk of prosecution if they view any of the documents released by WikiLeaks. Enforced ignorance is bliss.

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    21. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is seeking approval to meet with Bradley Manning, citing his position on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. "It is my duty to conduct effective oversight."

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    22. In a February 2 letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for and end to "the extreme conditions of Private Manning's confinement, and provide him with the mental health treatment that the Army recognized he needed even before his deployment to Iraq."

      See the letter here:

    23. Call the White House and Demand Humane Treatment for Bradley Manning

      Bradley Manning stands accused of fulfilling Barack Obama's campaign promise to promote government transparency and accountability, having allegedly leaked evidence of corruption and war crimes to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. The Obama...

    24. New reports show that Bradley Manning enjoys dual US-UK citizenship. So why, human rights activists ask, is the British government doing nothing about his inhumane detention?

    25. Call the White House on Thursday at 202-456-1414 and let them know you object to the treatment of Bradley Manning --

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    • Jackson Bass MAKANDA, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      This kid is a hero in my view. He proved that there is a monetary reason for the wars, no right and wrong. Hats off to you Mr. Manning, we support you. The truth is out there!

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    • Kathleen Murphy SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      he's not a traitor to democracy and that is all that counts

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    • deborah fermin EFFORT, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      So my comment was deleted because I called this for what it is.. "Military Injustice" How does being honest go against your comment policy?!

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    • deborah fermin EFFORT, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      If you care to look inot cases lke this one. Many like him are fasley accused and serve severe sentences for crimes not committed. Another victim of Military Injustice.

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    • deborah fermin EFFORT, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Sadly another victim of Military injustice! There are some many like him falsely imprisoned with severe sentences. We can not stand by and allow this to contime happening!

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