Campaign presentation

The campaign to free Bradley Manning: Midwest & California tours next week in Minneapolis, Washburn, Madison, Ann Arbor, Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, Ventura, Palm Springs and San Diego, presented by Courage to Resist organizers Jeff Paterson and Emma Cape.

  • Sunday, March 25 – Minneapolis, MN
    3:00 pm Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave. Info/dir: 612-333-4719Other events –
  • Monday, March 26 – Washburn, WI
    6:30 pm, Washburn Free Public Library, 307 Washington Ave. Info/dir: dsemch(at)
  • Tuesday, March 27 – Madison, WI
    5:00 pm, Rainbow Bookstore Co-op, 426 W Gilman St. Info/dir: 608-257-6050 / todd(at)
  • Wednesday, March 28 – Ann Arbor, MI
    7:00 pm, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (Northside Presbyterian/St. Aidan’s), 1679 Broadway. Info/dir: bill(at) / 734-663-1870

CALIFORNIA events with Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Project Director / Bradley Manning Support Network Steering Committee member

  • Saturday, March 24 – Ukiah, CA
    2:00 pm, Vets Memorial Building, 293 Seminary Ave. Veterans for Peace NorCal Regional conference. Info/dir: sscalmanini(at)
  • Tuesday, March 27 -Sacramento, CA
    7:00 pm, Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St. Info/dir: civillib(at) / 916-447-5696
  • Wednesday, March 28 – Fresno, CA
    6:30 pm, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, C.A.F.E. Infoshop, 935 F St. Info/dir: richard2662559(at)
  • Thursday, March 29 – Santa Monica, CA
    6:30 pm, Church in Ocean Park Sanctuary & Community Center, 235 Hill St. Info/dir: hernandezkathleen(at)
  • Friday, March 30 (morning) – Los Angeles, CA
    7:00 am, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, 817 W 34th St. Info/dir: icujp(at) / 213-748-1643
  • Friday, March 30 (evening) – Ventura, CA
    6:00 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St. Info/dir: anthonywvfp112(at)
  • Saturday, March 31 – Palm Springs, CA
    6:30 pm, Crystal Fantasy Shop, 268 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Info/dir: 760-324-5670
  • Sunday, April 1 – San Diego, CA
    6:00 pm, Friends Center, 3850 Westgate Place. Info/dir: m_e_bekken(at)

Bradley Manning, a 24-year-old Army intelligence analyst, faces life in prison for allegedly sharing the “Collateral Murder” video of a US helicopter attack that killed 11 civilians and wounded two children in Baghdad, Iraq with the WikiLeaks website. Bradley has also been charged with blowing the whistle on the “Iraq War Logs”, the “Afghan Diaries”, the “Gitmo Files”, and embarrassing US State Department cables. All of the documents released have added significantly to public knowledge of war crimes, civilian casualties, government corruption, and the over-classification of information. No one has been harmed and the information has helped fuel pro-democratic protests globally.

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.
–an online chat attributed to Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning Support Network campaign organizers Jeff Paterson and Emma Cape will provide a multi-media presentation to include:

  • An overview of US v. Bradley Manning
  • Reports from the Fort Meade courtroom where Bradley’s pre-trial motion hearings are taking place
  • Updates on the international grassroots campaign
  • An opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Bradley’s defense fund, which in addition to supporting public education efforts is responsible for 100% of Bradley’s legal expenses
  • Introduction to the new Courage to Resist book, About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War—from Army Lt. Ehren Watada to PFC Bradley Manning, and two dozen other stories. Published by PM Press, September 2011.

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