Lancing the Boil

Author’s note: These brief remarks were given at the rally for Bradley Manning Aug. 8 in Quantico, where he is imprisoned. The rally was sponsored by Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and the Courage to Resist. We are living in a liminal time, that is to say we live on the threshold. So much that … Continue reading “Lancing the Boil”

Bradley Manning’s Gift

They said the huge cache of classified documents – including 250,000 diplomatic messages passed from US embassies around the world to Washington – was a fantasy, “boasting” by Pfc. Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst who gave Wikileaks that video of US soldiers laughing and shouting “good shot!” as they mowed down Iraqi civilians. The “hi … Continue reading “Bradley Manning’s Gift”

Bradley Manning, American Patriot

Army Specialist Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst who leaked the “Collateral Murder” video of US pilots shooting down Iraqi civilians (including two Reuters photographers) in cold blood, is finally being charged. For revealing to the American people the truth about what’s going on in Iraq, Manning faces horrendous legal consequences – nearly sixty years in … Continue reading “Bradley Manning, American Patriot”

Free Bradley Manning!

No good deed goes unpunished, and that is especially true when it comes to whistleblowers who expose the murderous machinations of the US government: SPC Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst stationed at Forward Operating Base Hammer in the vicinity of Baghdad, was arrested two weeks ago for having supposedly sent Wikileaks the “Collateral Damage” … Continue reading “Free Bradley Manning!”