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Bradley Manning

In late May 2010, Private First Class Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst with the US Army in Baghdad, was arrested, suspected of providing the “Collateral Murder” video to Wikileaks.  (Read more about the Collateral Murder video.)

On June 6, 2010, he was charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including eight criminal offenses and four noncriminal violations of Army regulations. The full charge sheet is available at bradleymanning.org/3163/charge-sheet-html.

His arrest was precipitated by an alleged online chat confession to well-known hacker and journalist Adrian Lamo. The details about and circumstances around this online chat are unconfirmed and somewhat dubious.

The military held Bradley Manning in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait until late July, 2010, at which time they transferred him to U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia. They have continued to hold him there in solitary confinement. If convicted  Manning could spend 52 years in prison.

On the 3rd of November, 2010 agents from Homeland Security and the F.B.I. stopped David House, a developer and friend of Bradley Manning, while on his way back into the United States from a short vacation. They seized his laptop and other electronic devices, then proceeded to question him regarding his visits to  Manning at Quantico. They did all of this without a warrant or charges. (See more information here and here.)

On the 15th of December Glen Greenwald published a key article concerning the inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention at Quantico. Articles and interviews followed confirming Greenwald’s story, including one by David House and a blog entry by Bradley Manning’s lawyer, David E. Coombs.  See more: The Guardian, The Daily Beast, FireDogLake.

Coming swiftly behind these articles, the office of Manfred Nowak, United Nations special rapporteur on torture, confirmed that they received an official complaint about Manning’s situation. Two other United Nations special rapporteurs also released a joint statement meant to “recall a number of international legal principles”, point number three being protection for so-called “whistle blowers” when they release information about wrongdoing.

At the same time several outlets reported that Bradley Manning’s prosecutors were attempting to incriminate Julian Assange, co-founder of Wikileaks, by offering deals to Manning.

On the 23rd of December, 2010, Bradley Manning released a holiday message through his lawyer.

Now, at the start of the second decade in the second millennium, Bradley Manning has a growing list of supporters. Included among them is another famous whistle blower, Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971. We hope that you will join us as well. See what you can do to support justice in this historic time.

Read the Wikipedia article on Bradley Manning.



  • Joseph A. Mungai

    WIKILEAKS IS A NEWS ORGANIZATION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNz9tlC0-2o

    Bradley Manning is a HERO!!!

    2010-09-27 11:00
  • MHAF


    2010-10-17 01:13
  • Karina

    He’s the quintessence of a Hero. Free Bradley!

    2010-10-24 18:36
  • Lisbeth

    Bradley Manning is a hero! We need more people like him who’s not afraid to tell the truth.The American people need to know what’s actually going on in Iraq and protest.That some American soldiers seem to be over there just for “the fun” of killing civilians…
    And what is the real reason American soldiers are there anyway?

    2010-10-31 13:41
  • C J

    FREE Bradley Manning. Who is the real criminal here? I think we all know.

    2010-11-14 23:05
  • Eric

    The military talks about strength, honor, and courage. Yet when someone exercises all those aspects to the fullest, he is dubbed a criminal against the country. Bradley is a true representation of what an American should be. FREE BRADLEY

    2010-11-23 10:31
  • NDHduz

    HE is a Hero (as noted by most everyone here) and Wikileaks is scaring the hell out of the govt!It IS a real News outlet (if Fox can call itself one!) He is to be thanked this holiday! His Bravery in this situation is AMAZING!

    2010-11-25 16:57
  • K.Moses

    You have seen the documentation “Fahrenheit 9/11″ from Michael Moore? A must have! There you can recognize the truly criminals of the american “citizens”: Mission accomplished…

    2010-11-30 16:35
  • Hussein

    Great work Bradly. the president of the united states and his army general’s are the criminals and not soldiers like brad

    2010-12-01 01:46
  • Lustnau Germany

    Absolute Mister Bradley Manning is a real HERO!

    Oh i like to donate with paypal please and dont find your paypal account.
    Greets and thanks

    2010-12-02 08:36
  • Unknown

    This man is a true hero. You should not be punished for telling the truth, the people that murdered all those civilians and reporters and injured the children should be where Bradly is right now not the other way around….God Bless America…Land of the not so free

    2010-12-06 21:44
  • John Collier

    Bradley I read with horror & tears the way you are being treated. Please remember you have friends across the world who will fight with you emotionally & practicallly all the way. John(Liverpool UK)

    2010-12-08 16:27
  • eddie

    The details about and circumstances around this online chat are unconfirmed and somewhat dubious.

    Glenn Greenwald at Salon has been digging into this and it seems the case is entirely fabricated. See the link below and related articles;


    2011-01-06 18:59
  • Eli


    You did a great thing. You are on the right side of history. You have millions of people thinking about you, appreciating and supporting you from around the world. Hang in there my friend. The stressfull times will pass. Have you tried yoga? – Eli

    2011-02-03 16:51
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  • Ramón Villanueva

    We Support Bradley From México !!!!!!!!, Free Bradley ! Free Bradley ! Free Bradley ! Free Bradley !, He’s a hero.

    2011-02-06 18:39
  • sergey

    The deepest thank to the parents of Bradly for their son,and all our love to them in this hard time.It is a shame for all peaple,who not protesting against this brutal war against all of us-the war against humanity,the right of peaple to know,that somebody is gilty on the death of innocent people.In God we trust?wich God trusting men,who claiming against Bradly?The God of Stalin?the God of Hitler?What shows the US Goverment with this act?In 40-ies in Germany Bradly would go to a conzentration camp,in all time of existence of USSR he would go to GULAG.Such a young Men,and such a Great Heart.He knew,what was his risk.Let us push from all directions!
    Sergey,Medical assistant,born in the USSR,from Berlin with Love to Manning Family-you are always welcome at our hous!
    If would be the possibility to transfer with pay-pal,please,let us know-not everybody from us have credit cards

    2011-02-09 19:07
  • sergey

    I just read the Helicopter pilots comments to the “job“ they done…
    So weak professionals,and the same way weak hearts…
    So long as a man does`t accept such a “job“ as a tragical mistake becourse of his low professional qualification,nobody is allowed to speak about the `´collateral damages`´,but-ABOUT A WAR CRIME ONLY

    2011-02-09 19:20
  • Michael

    this man is true hero.
    his heart is in the right place and i bow my head for his courage.
    it takes real courage, to take a step like he did.
    war crimes are crimes, nothing less and would the internet have been arround at times of all the other wars, there would have been leaks after leaks to show waht was really going on.
    german tv news magazin released a new video a few days ago:
    here they found a new eye witness, a ground soldier who was ordered to the scene.
    the video is mainly in german, but has parts of the interview in english.
    have a look.
    and keep the protest running high!!!!

    2011-02-16 07:14
  • Jack Axelrod

    Obama is an empty suit of armor, yet we must continue to pressure him and the leadership in Congress odf the Democratic Party to end the torture of Bradley and all political prisoners. Persuade Rachel Maddow to weigh in.

    2011-02-18 18:31

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