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[Video:] Bradley Manning Support Rally at Fort Lewis, Washington, Saturday, September 18.

On September 16-19, groups and individuals will call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Twenty-two year old Manning, held in solitary confinement since May, has been charged with releasing classified documents including a video that shows American troops shooting and killing Reuters journalists in 2007.
Watch the video at Collateral Murder Manning's imprisonment has resulted in an international outcry, with groups and activists throughout the US and abroad demanding his release and calling for transparency in America's war policies.

Famed Pentagon Papers whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg has called Mr. Manning, "A new hero of mine."

Greater Seattle Veterans For Peace (VFP 92) is organizing a Bradley Manning support rally at Fort Lewis, Washington for Saturday, September 18. VFP members and friends from around the region will show up blowing whistles and carrying signs that say "Blow the Whistle on War Crimes."
We will be reaching out to the GI's, giving them "goody bags" with cookies, copies of Sir, No Sir!, and stickers that say "Whistle While You Work," and give links to VFP and IVAW websites. We want the GI's to know it is their duty to expose war crimes, and that we will back them up when they do. Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010. Time: 2-4 pm
Location: "Freedom Bridge" and gate area at I-5 exit 122 (Madigan Hospital exit).
More information: projectsafehaven [at] hotmail [dot] com

homepage: homepage: http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/859/1/

Bradley Manning support - a report back from VFP emails 19.Sep.2010 15:45

Joe Anybody (reposting) iam@joe-anybody.com

VFP local west coats chapters have posted some pictures and video:

 http://www.vfp111.org/news.htm (video and report here from VFP ch.111)

The following text / links that I am sharing is from an email I recieved this morning:

Check out our website -  http://www.vfp111.org/news.htm - for a write-up and photo slide show of Saturday's successful Bradley Manning rally near Fort Lewis organized by VFP-92.


Veterans For Peace and friends demonstrated their support for GI whistle-blower Bradley Manning at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Saturday. We had a great turnout. People came from as far away as Portland, Bellingham, Vancouver, British Columbia and Philadelphia, PA to encourage GI's to "blow the whistle on war crimes."

Two Seattle TV stations, KIRO 7 and KOMO 4 covered the rally. The KIRO report aired on the 6 pm news and we were amazed at how positive it was. It totally got our message and articulated it perfectly. Perhaps that is why we can find no sign of it on the KIRO website now.

The KOMO report was pretty good too.
You can check it out here - the article and the video.

VFP's action at Lewis-McChord was one of about 20 Bradley Manning support actions that took place in the U.S. this weekend, along with several in Canada, Australia and elsewhere.

Daniel Ellsberg, Ray McGovern and Ann Wright kicked off The Days of Action on Thursday evening in a big event in Oakland, California organized by Courage To Resist. The event was webcast at Michael Moore' website and can be viewed there now. It's definitely worth watching.

Wage Peace!
VFP [Seattle Chapter]

Video: Jim Lockhart video from the Manning Support rally 22.Sep.2010 00:42

Ben Waiting


This is a video I found from this event for Bradley Mannings support