what would you do?

“I want people to see the truth, because without it you cannot make informed decisions as a public” – Private First Class Bradley Manning

if you witnessed war crimes, what would you do? …
iam.bradleymanning.org | #iambradleymanning

Amidst courtroom secrecy, whistleblower and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning is on trial after three years of confinement.
The information that Bradley gave to the public has been a catalyst for pro-democracy movements in the Arab world, exposed the unjust detainment of innocent people at Guantanamo Bay, shown us the true human cost of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and changed journalism forever.
There is no evidence that anyone died as a result of the leaked information, yet Bradley faces life in prison or possibly death. The greatest charge against him is that of “aiding the enemy,” a capital offense.
As the public who benefited from this information, does that make us the enemy?
What price will future whistleblowers pay?

As many have pointed out, there is no basis for this charge in a free and just society, because only the public has benefited from his actions.  The charge will set a dangerous precedent for the first amendment, opening whistle-blowers and those who help them to the death penalty.
Bradley’s actions have helped motivate democratic movements around the world, including the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.  They have shed light on the undue influence corporations wield in international policy, US-supported torture in Iraq, and the true number of civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The video that Bradley released from Iraq, “Collateral Murder,” is the most stark and obvious evidence of war crimes that the public has seen in our decade. None of those associated with the murder of unarmed civilians and journalists in the video have been brought to justice.


As of yet, the Obama administration and the military court have failed to produce any evidence whatsoever that Bradley’s leaks put the lives of service members of government officials at risk.


After his arrest Bradley suffered nearly a year of solitary confinement, resulting in protests by the UN, the ACLU, and Amnesty International.  Though he has since plead guilty to the charges associated with releasing the files to the public, if Bradley is convicted of “Aiding the Enemy”  he will spend the rest of his life behind bars and future whistle-blowers may face the same.
Join thousands of us already to say: I am Bradley Manning.

iam.bradleymanning.org | #iambradleymanning

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