Stand With Bradley Manning At This Crucial Time
The trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning will open again on Thursday 25 July for the defence and prosecution to make closing arguments. The judge will rule on two defense motions to dismiss charges in the morning, after which the defense will spar with the prosecution, making its case for acquitting Bradley of ‘Aiding the Enemy’ and other major charges.
The judge will likely make her ruling by next Wednesday 31 July, which is when the 2-3 week sentencing phase of the trial is scheduled to begin.
The Bradley Manning Support Network has called for an International Day of Action on Saturday 27 July
To get involved in the UK get yourself along to one of these events.
1400 – 1600
St Martin in the Fields, London, WC2N 4JJ (Trafalgar Square)
Vigil called by Payday Men’s Network. All welcome. Contact Giorgio via firstname.lastname@example.org
Amnesty International office – 1 Easton St, London, WC1X 0DW (Clerkenwell)
Peaceful vigil. Supporters of Bradley gathering to continue pressure on AI to give greater public support to Bradley, including prisoner of conscience status.
Calder Bookshop and Theatre – 51 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF (Waterloo). 19:00 -21:00.
Readings, poetry and open mic. This will include a reading of the Bradley Manning: ‘In His Own Words’ script adapted by Lindi from the chat log extracts, and other poetry associated with Brad. Contact Sergio at Calder Bookshop and Theatre.
Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Standout in solidarity with Bradley Manning. Contact Gill via email@example.com
Castle Square, Haverfordwest SA61 2AE (map). 12:00 – 14:00
We will be showing our support for Bradley Manning in the town where he lived as a teenager and where he still has many family members. Bring placards and banners or just yourselves.
Nottinghamshire Pride – Old Market Square, Nottingham.
Join Bradley supporters from the Nottinghamshire area, Queer+ Friends of Bradley Manning and others in a day of celebration and solidarity.
Meeting at the mound to head to the US Consulate in Edinburgh, 3 Regent Terrace EH7 5BW
To tell us about other Bradley Manning events being held on 27 July email firstname.lastname@example.org