Kansas City, KS/MO - Events Local News Contact
FREE BRADLEY MANNING | Kansas City Rally
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 6pm to 9pm
47th & Broadway, Kansas City, MO
Apr 18, 2012

In Solidarity with International FREE BRADLEY MANNING rallies and actions during his next court martial motion hearing, members of peaceful Kansas City organizations Peace Planters KC, PeaceWorksKC, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Friends Service Committee - KC Program, Occupy Kansas City, and others will be gathering to support Bradley Manning's courageous exposure of U.S. war crimes, with a peaceful rally and sunset vigil.

Wednesday April 25th - 6:00pm thru Sunset
The Fountain on The Plaza at Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd (47th) & Broadway/Main

Bring a candle!

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning’s next appearance in court will take place this week, April 24-26 at Ft. Meade, MD. At the previous hearing on March 15th, Bradley’s lawyer filed a motion to dismiss all charges based on the government’s failure to present evidence as requested.

ACTIONS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:
- Call - Department of Justice and ask Eric Holder to use his influence to free Bradley Manning.
Department of Justice Main Switchboard – 202-514-2000
Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line – 202-353-1555
http://www.bradleymanning.org/activism/call-eric-holder-protest-against-solitary-confinement-free-bradley

- Petition - www.StandWithBrad.org

- Write to Bradley -
Commander, HHC USAG
Attn: PFC Manning
239 Sheridan Ave, Bldg 417
JBM-HH, VA 22211

- Learn More - www.BradleyManning.org
Bradley Manning is a 24-year-old Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking a video showing the killing of civilians, including two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. He is also charged with sharing the documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and embarrassing US diplomatic cables, with the anti-secrecy, free information website WikiLeaks. The video and documents have exposed issues involving the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, human rights abuses by U.S.-funded private contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.

Although Bradley has not been given due process, Bradley has been unjustly imprisoned for almost two years. He was held in solitary confinement for the first 10 months of his incarceration. During this time he was denied meaningful exercise, social interaction, sunlight, and has occasionally been kept completely naked. These conditions were unique to Bradley and are illegal even under US military law as they amount to extreme pretrial punishment.

Over 300 top legal scholars declared Bradley’s conditions of detention a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee against punishment without trial.

Not a single person has been harmed by the information released. Despite the minimal impact of Manning's courageous whistle-blowing, he faces over 20 charges, including “Aiding the enemy by indirect means,” for which a conviction could result in the death penalty or life in prison.
“Is this embarrassing? Yes. Is this awkward? Yes. Consequences for U.S. foreign policy? I think fairly modest.” - Robert Gates, Unites States Secretary of Defense

Manning was one of 241 candidates listed for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, and was nominated again in 2012 by the Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research and three members of the Icelandic parliament.

“God knows what happens now. Hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms… I want people to see the truth… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.“

www.BradleyManning.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Manning

Trending Today
7 Signs of Tyranny
2 min · 10,294 views today · Consider yourself warned.
Bertrand Russell & Buckminster Fuller on Why We Should Work Less, and Live & Learn More
Josh Jones · 4,998 views today · Why must we all work long hours to earn the right to live? Why must only the wealthy have a access to leisure, aesthetic pleasure, self-actualization…? Everyone seems to have...
How Independent is Hollywood?
4 min · 4,269 views today · A huge number of big-budget Hollywood films, especially those featuring war, conflict or terrorism, are influenced by Hollywood's close relationship with the United States...
How Comedy Can Disarm Bullies
3 min · 2,788 views today · As long as you're funny, it can get you out of almost anything - even getting mugged, as co-founder of Between Two Ferns Scott Aukerman recounts. Unfortunately, not everyone...
How a Lack of Touch Is Destroying Men
Mark Green · 1,977 views today · Why Men Need More Platonic Touch in their Lives
Why Would Any of Us Want to Live like a Savage?
Juan Pablo Quinonez · 1,905 views today · Let’s not be romantic. Industrial civilization is no utopia. For every creature comfort we have, something or someone pays the price. The wilderness is no fairy tale either...
4.1 Miles
21 min · 1,695 views today · Kyriakos Papadopoulos is a 41-year old local captain of the Greek Coast Guard. He has two wonderful young daughters Vivi and Melissa, and before the refugee crisis exploded in...
Globalization Makes No Sense
Chris Agnos · 1,268 views today · When I lived in San Francisco, I often would marvel at the movement of goods through the ports across the bay in Oakland. Full container ships would enter the bay one after...
Immigrants For Sale (2015)
33 min · 1,175 views today · The detention of migrants has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products. The Corrections...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 970 views today · "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 953 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Body
4 min · 853 views today · Vestigial structures are evolution's leftovers — body parts that, through inheritance, have outlived the context in which they arose. Some of the most delightful reminders of...
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain · 831 views today · Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months...
Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch
Mark Greene · 808 views today · Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.
A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
5 min · 619 views today · The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
How Wolves Change Rivers
4 min · 492 views today · When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a...
Where the Term "Redneck" Came From
15 min · 470 views today · If you don't know this story, you'll never look at the word the same again.  This is just a window into the sometimes shocking, subversive and untold history of the United...
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min · 412 views today · Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching...
What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
Colin Beavan · 382 views today · To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts.
What Happens When You Rebel Against the Herd
Sofo Archon · 325 views today · Are You Truly Living Your Life? You live, but are you living the way you want to live, or the way others want you to live? You choose, but are your choices based on...
Load More
What's Next
Like us on Facebook?
FREE BRADLEY MANNING | Kansas City Rally