This music video from the USA is called David Rovics – Song for Bradley Manning.
Lyrics are here.
The Forced-Nudity Persecution of Private Bradley Manning: here.
Ray McGovern, Consortium News: “Is the U.S. Army stooping to Mafia-style tactics in seeking to imprison 23-year-old Private Bradley Manning for the rest of his life, essentially making him an example for other U.S. soldiers who might be tempted to put conscience and commitment to truth ahead of military discipline and going by the book? If the Mafia comparison strikes you as a tad over the top, perhaps a seven-year trip down memory lane may prove instructive. Remember what happened after the U.S. Army learned of the obscene and brutal treatment of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in early 2004?” Here.
Obama says torture of Bradley Manning is “appropriate”. Vietnam war whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg responds: here.
DC people: March for Bradley Manning at Quantico! Sun. March 20, here are the details.
Kieran Manjarrez, Woodchipgazette: “For a brief moment, December’s WikiLeaks scandal caused us to remember the forgotten Private Bradley Manning who was arrested in June 2010 and to this very day languishes in a perpetually lit white box, forbidden virtually all sentient stimulation or social contact… For two decades, extreme isolation and depersonalization have been standard and routine features in the American Gulag. The effects of these regimens both on individuals and on constitutional standards of justice are devastating”: here.
Human Rights Watch: US must explain treatment of Manning: here.
Marjorie Cohn, American Constitutional Society: “Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is facing court-martial for leaking military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico brig in Virginia. Each night, he is forced to strip naked and sleep in a gown made of coarse material. He has been made to stand naked in the morning as other inmates walked by and looked. As journalist Lance Tapley documents in his chapter on torture in the supermax prisons in The United States and Torture, solitary confinement can lead to hallucinations and suicide; it is considered to be torture. Manning’s forced nudity amounts to humiliating and degrading treatment, in violation of U.S. and international law. Nevertheless, President Barack Obama defended Manning’s treatment”: here.
Even as the United States preaches the sanctity of human rights to the world—in order to disguise its efforts to prop up besieged dictatorships in Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain and install a new client regime in Libya—President Barack Obama is defending the torture of a US citizen at home: here.
John Pilger, Truthout: “As the United States and Britain look for an excuse to invade another oil-rich Arab country, the hypocrisy is familiar. Colonel Gaddafi is ‘delusional’ and ‘blood-drenched’ while the authors of an invasion that killed a million Iraqis, who have kidnapped and tortured in our name, are entirely sane, never blood-drenched and once again the arbiters of ‘stability.’ But something has changed. Reality is no longer what the powerful say it is. Of all the spectacular revolts across the world, the most exciting is the insurrection of knowledge sparked by WikiLeaks”: here.
An Australian intelligence official told Julian Assange last August that the US counterintelligence campaign might include sexual entrapment: here.
Close to 2,000 people attended a public meeting at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday in support of WikiLeaks’ editor and Australian citizen Julian Assange and alleged American whistleblower, Private Bradley Manning. The meeting was sponsored by Amnesty International and other civil liberties organisations, with the assistance of the Sydney City Council. The large attendance demonstrated the outrage felt by a broad cross-section of the Australian population over the collaboration of the Labor government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard with the US-led persecution of Assange and WikiLeaks: here.
PBS Frontline’s special segment on Bradley Manning closes with a title card that simply reports that Manning is currently being held in the brig at Quantico — without describing the conditions he is held under: here.
The British government indicated Tuesday it would press the US to moderate its inhumane treatment of Army Private Bradley Manning, who is being held on charges he leaked evidence of war crimes to WikiLeaks: here.
Tony Benn: Defend WikiLeaks & Assange (video): here.
John Pilger: ‘Silencing WikiLeaks is the aim, smear the method’: here.
Andrew Kennis, Truthout: “Through interviews with Truthout, experts and members of the public interest community characterized news media coverage of WikiLeaks as being poor, inadequate and more akin to soap opera-ish tabloid coverage rather than serious journalism assessing revelations of US foreign policy abuses. When news coverage was more serious, a friendly frame of reference to successive US administrations was often used, with concerns about the standing of US diplomacy – not its revealed disregard for democratic values – taking front and center”: here.
Inside WikiLeaks—an attack from a former supporter: here.
U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigns after WikiLeaks revelations: here.
Ellsberg: All the Crimes Nixon Committed Against Me Are Now Legal: here.