Whistleblower Bradley Manning held incommunicado

This video from the USA is called Free Bradley Manning – Trial Update.

This video from the USA is called Dennis Kucinich Compares Treatment Of PFC Bradley Manning To Abu Ghraib & Warns Defense Secretary Gates.

USA: Congressman Dennis Kucinich: “Since my initial request to visit Private First Class (Pfc.) Bradley Manning on February 4, 2011, the Department of Defense (DoD) has consistently sought to frustrate any attempts to communicate with Pfc. Manning regarding his well-being. I was initially told that I would need Pfc. Manning’s approval in order to meet with him. When Pfc. Manning indicated his desire to meet with me, I was belatedly informed that the meeting could only take place if it was recorded because of a Monitoring Order imposed by the military’s Special Courts-Martial Convening Authority on September 16, 2010, which was convened for the case”: here.

The Obama administration has blocked the UN special rapporteur on torture from visiting Bradley Manning, who is being held in solitary confinement at a military prison: here.

Michael Nagler, Truthout: “When is a whistleblower not a whistleblower? When he’s a scapegoat. Pfc. Bradley Manning is an unfortunate – and challenging – case in point, and to understand why, we need to see his situation in context… If, as a society, we scapegoat them [Assange and Manning], we are only trying to shift our own burden of guilt onto their shoulders, and to think we can get away with that for very long is a dangerous delusion”: here.

Nancy Goldstein: Losing Sleep Over Bradley Manning (Video). Nancy Goldstein, GRITtv: “Phone home, Mr. President. Laurence Tribe, the legendary constitutional law professor, is really ticked off with you. That should be some kind of wake up call. Because he was your constitutional law professor. One of the key backers of your 2008 presidential campaign. Even joined your justice department as a legal adviser in 2010 – briefly”: here.

Bradley Manning, the US army private suspected of sending classified information to WikiLeaks, is being moved from a US Marine Corps base to a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday: here. And here.

Obama confronted by Manning supporters (video): here.

William Rivers Pitt | Free Bradley Manning. William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “I have a confession to make: I have been on the fence about Bradley Manning as the drama of his detention and the Wikileaks documents have unfolded. While I believe deeply that those who leak classified materials are acting out of conscience and for the good of the people, I also believe criminal acts – even ones of conscience – must be met with punishment as required in any society that wishes to live by the rule of law. Arrest and detention are part of any illegal act of civil disobedience, and are to be expected as the natural consequence of such an act”: here.

US Propaganda In Real Life: “Prosecute WikiLeaks for their political motives”: here.

Robert Scheer: All the WikiLeaks Fit to Print. There is a craven disconnect between the eagerness of leading editors to exploit the important news revealed by WikiLeaks and their efforts to distance themselves from both the website and Bradley Manning: here.

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