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International Days of Action in Solidarity with Bradley Manning

Date: September 16-19
Location: Everywhere
Facebook event

Individuals and activists will take to the streets to show support for accused WikiLeaks whistleblower on September 16-19.

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 www.collateralmurder.com) 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 whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has called Mr. Manning, “A new hero of mine.”

Act Locally!

Activists should work within their communities to organize events locally during the International Days of Action. If you aren’t involved with a local group, contact your local affiliate of Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War or Code Pink, or look for activist groups in your area.

Be Creative

Many activist groups are planning vigils, marches and rallies in support of Bradley Manning – but there are other ways to get involved. Some ideas:

  • Consider throwing a Whistleblower Party – with whistles as party favors and a donation bucket for Bradley Manning’s defense fund
  • Work with a restaurant or club in your area to organize a fundraising event
  • Host a lecture with a local college and sympathetic professors or anti-war activists to talk about the importance of transparency in government
  • Organize a public screening of Collateral Murder

Anything that spreads the word about Bradley Manning’s wrongful imprisonment will help. If you act during the International Days of Action, your actions will be part of a global support effort.

Coordinate Your Event with the Bradley Manning Support Network!

If you are organizing an event locally, please email Support [at] bradleymanning [dot] org– we can help!

  • Tell us the date, time and location of your event and we’ll help promote it via website, social networks and affiliates
  • We’ll send you Bradley buttons! If we have them available, we’ll do our best to send you some promotional materials. http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/851/
  • We’ll post pictures of your event on our website – so remember to take photos and send them to Support [at] bradleymanning [dot] org

Promote Your Event!

If you’re organizing an event, let people know. Many groups have shown support for Bradley Manning – you just have to get the word out!

  • Print up flyers and leave them in local coffee shops (some materials can be found on the bradleymanning.org wiki)
  • Ask local activist groups to put your event on their calendars
  • Contact peace organizations in your area and ask them to notify their mailing lists about the event
  • Search Meetup.com for groups locally that might be interested in your event and ask them to add your event to their calendars
  • Put up posters at local colleges and libraries
  • Add it to community calendars in local newspapers
  • Post it on Craigslist.org under the Community tab. Cross list it under Politics, Events, Activities and General
  • Email the event details to Support [at] bradleymanning [dot] org and we’ll get the word out, too!

Follow the Law

If you are hosting an event in a public space, be sure that you do not block traffic or prevent people from using the sidewalk. If you are having a large event, examine whether you need to get permits.

The National Lawyers Guild can offer legal observers for events. Contact your local or regional National Lawyers Guild chapter or email Support [at] bradleymanning [dot] org if you are unable to reach a nearby chapter.

Featured Event

Oakland, California, USA

Oakland event flyer

Oakland event flyer


DANIEL ELLSBERG, Pentagon Papers whistle-blower
COL. ANN WRIGHT (ret.), former US diplomat
RAY MCGOVERN, former CIA analyst
AIMEE ALLISON, author and KPFA Morning Show Host
Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” video screening

Thursday, September 16, 7pm – 9pm

Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland CA (Between Telegraph and Broadway) (map)

This event will be webcast live and made available at michaelmoore.com.

Presented by Courage to Resist, with the help of National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Military Law Panel, Veterans for Peace-Bay Area Chapter, CodePink, War Resisters League-West, Iraq Veterans Against the War-Bay Area, and BAY-Peace.

The Bradley Manning defense fund is hosted by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network. $5 requested donation at the door for event expenses, with a pitch during the event for the Bradley Manning defense effort.

Wheelchair accessible via the 411 28th Street entrance. For more info, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact Courage to Resist at +1 510-488-3559 or courage(at)riseup.net

Other events

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Where: University of Michigan Campus, on the Central Campus Diag  – 920 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
When: Sunday, September 19, from 12-4PM
What: a booth and outreach event for Bradley Manning at the Ann Arbor 5th Annual P.E.A.C.E. (Promoting Ethnic and Cultural Equality) Day. Sponsored by Michigan Peaceworks (www.michiganpeaceworks.org)
More info: dbisdorf [at] comcast [dot] net

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Byron Bay event poster

Byron Bay event poster

Standing in truth with Bradley Manning
Where: SCU Room, upstairs in the Byron Community and Cultural Centre
When: September 17, 7-9pm

What: An evening of Rainbow Peace Flags, of music, poetry, ceremony, film, presentations and open forum.

From Byron Bay to Bradley
Local Participation in Global Days of Solidarity with WikiLeaks’ Whistle-Blower Bradley Manning

Please contact Katharine Dawn on 0411 345 834 for more information and/or to be involved – musicians, performers, speakers all welcome. All donations – after cost – go to the Bradley Manning Legal Support Fun

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Where: In front of 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (MIT building with the dome.)
When: Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4 PM
What: Rally for Bradley Manning!  Sponsored in part by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 9, Smedley Butler Brigade
More info:   t [dot] ben [dot] thompson [at] gmail [dot] com

Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Where: Benton Country Courthouse, Corvallis, OR, 97330
When: Friday September 17, 2010 at 5 PM
What: Rally for Bradley Manning! Supported by Veterans for Peace
More info: leahbolger [at] comcast [dot] net

Keene, New Hampshire, USA (and elsewhere, state-wide)

Where: Keene town commons
When: 11:00am, Saturday September 18th

NH Peace Action, in conjunction with the Keene weekly vigil and organizers from the Free State Project are organizing a state-wide vigil.

Featured speaker: Jim Chappelow
Jim Chappelow served as an infantryman in Operation Iraqi Freedom and is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace. Jim moved to New Hampshire in 2007 as part of the Free State Project.

More information: will [at] nhpeaceaction [dot] org

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Where: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
When: September 16th
More info: aessif [at] utk [dot] edu

Los Angeles, California, USA

Where: Top of the Santa Monica Pier (Palisades Park, just north of the pier at the cannon)
When: Sunday, September 19th, 1pm-3pm
More info: tulipsmalloy [at] aol [dot] com

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Global Days of Action in Support of Bradley Manning
Twin Cities Rally & Public Screening of Collateral Murder

Friday, September 17th
Rally: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Collateral Murder Video Screening: 5-6 p.m. (Indoors)
Location: Mayday Bookstore – 301 Cedar Avenue – Minneapolis
Facebook event

Join us on Friday, September 17th for a rally to urge the United States government to drop the charges against Bradley Manning. Along with the rally, we will also be hosting a public showing of the WikiLeaks classic, Collateral Murder. We have reserved the bookstore from 5-6 p.m. for indoor viewings of Collateral Murder and short statements from local anti-war activists and groups. For those who prefer to stay outside the entire time, we will have signs, petitions to sign, and literature to pass out from 4:30 onwards at the nearby plaza.

Are you a local peace activist or organization? If you would like to sign on or issue your own statement in support of Bradley Manning, let us know. Email: smilyus [at] msn [dot] com

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

When: Friday September 17, 2010, 4 PM
Where: 59 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510. In front of Rosa DeLauro’s office.
What: War Moratorium Vigil in honor of Bradley Manning, sponsored by the Greater New Haven Peace Council
More info: grnhpeacecouncil2 [at] gmail [dot]com

New York, New York, USA

Where: St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street
When: September 16th, 7pm
What: Screening of Collateral Murder, Speakers: Ethan McCord (member of “Collateral Murder” unit), Matthis Chiroux (Iraq war resister)
More info: debra [at] worldcantwait [dot] net, Elaine Brower +1 917 520 0767 / +1 866 973 4463

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

When:  Friday, September 17, 2010, 11:30am-1pm
Where: Granby St. & City Hall Ave., Norfolk, VA
What: Vigil for Bradley Manning!  Holding signs, pass out flyers and blow whistles calling for charges to be dropped against Manning, and to support his exposing of war crimes. Sponsored by the Norfolk Catholic Worker
More info: willbaggs2002 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Sponsor: Oklahoma Center for Conscience (centerforconscience.org). Friday, September 17 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Location: SE Corner of S. 59th and Western Avenue, Oklahoma City

We will be doing a(nother) demo for Bradley in Oklahoma City. The third Friday is our regular day for our monthly peace vigil, but we will dedicate this one to awareness and calls for freedom for Bradley. We hope to again have some old friends of Bradley’s from Crescent join us. (Contact: Rena at Center for Conscience)

After the demo, some of us will go to the nearby Mexican restaurant, Cocino de Mino.

Quantico, Virginia, USA

Sunday, September 19, 2010

11:30 a.m., Town of Quantico Municipal Park (River Road and 4th Avenue). Drivers will need to present valid drivers license, and we do have a permit for the rally from the mayor Quantico.

IVAW, Code Pink, and other area activists will have a rally, anti-war veterans will speak. We have Bradley manning whistles — so you can be a whistleblower, too!

Details: There will be a fundraiser/social Sept. 16th, 6:30 p.m., at the Mott House located at Maryland Avenue and First Street NE for those wishing to engage in the door-to-door peace mission. Carpooling will be organized, and the Amtrak also goes to Quantico. To sign up for carpooling and/or know about future Quantico events, contact Pete Perry, pete4peace (at) gmail  (dot) com

Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Date: Thursday September 16th, 2010
Time: 5 PM
Location: South Broadway & 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55902
Details: Peace Happening in Support of Bradley Manning! Sponsored by the Southeastern Minnesota Peace Makers
Learn more: www.semnap.org

San Diego, California, USA

San Diego event poster

San Diego event poster

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010
Location: Horton Plaza, 4th & Broadway (See: http://westfield.com/hortonplaza/)
Rally: 12 PM-2PM
Will include a screening of Collateral Murder
Sponsored by: Activist San Diego, San Diego Peace and Justice Coalition, (Contact: Gabe C.)
Facebook event

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco event flyer

San Francisco event flyer

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2pm.
Time: 2pm rally, 3pm march. 4pm end at Union Square.
Location: in front of the SF War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California.
Details: March and rally: Free Bradley Manning. Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime!

Organized by Courage to Resist, Veterans for Peace-SF Bay Area, ANSWER Coalition, Bay Area United for Peace and Justice, and CodePink.

More info: 510-488-3559,  couragetoresist.org

Seattle/Fort Lewis, Washington, USA

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

Details: 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.

Spokane, Washington, USA

Date: Thursday, September 16, 12:00 noon
Location: Corner of Wellesley and Division
What: Rally
More information: Cindy, quest2108 [at gmail [dot] com

Talkeetna, Alaska, USA

When: September 18, 2010 3-6 PM
Where: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar Get directions: http://www.denaliartscouncil.org/facility.htm
What: Grandmother Drum prayerformance in Talkeetna Alaska including photos and prayers for Bradley Manning
More details: Cost $22 http://www.denaliartscouncil.org/events.htm and thewhirlingrainbowfoundation [at] gmail [dot] com

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Contact: Charlotte S.)

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010. Time: 12:00 noon.
Location: US Consulate, University Avenue
More information: Charlotte S., +1 416-253-6784



  • Laurel Burik

    Can you make available downloadable flyers, posters, etc.?

    2010-08-25 16:55
  • Mike Gogulski (author)

    Hey Laurel,

    Under “promote your event” above, there’s a link to the place on the wiki where people can download those.

    The wiki is also reachable via the now-renamed “activist resources” link at the top of each page.

    If you or anyone else come up with other text/graphics to use, please send them to support [at] bradleymanning [dot] org, or just upload them to the wiki yourselves.

    Finally, we’re also happy to ship items to you or to other groups putting together events for the Days of Action. Please get in touch!

    2010-08-26 00:47
  • 2010-08-26 01:40
  • james cordray


    2010-08-28 15:43
  • malek

    wow cause he uncovered crimes he gets punished just because it was the government that comitted those crimes

    2010-09-06 04:58
  • art sugaoka

    The military is a dictatorship.THEY have their own rules.that is not excuse to reveal a gross injustice. what if americans so their own slaugtered by the insurgents.they were trying to save their comrades no threat to the helecoptor,what wrong with us?

    2010-09-06 05:24
  • Shodo Spring

    Could you set up the system where we plug in our zip code to find the nearest action? I could attend but cannot organize this time.

    2010-09-07 13:36
  • freethetruth

    I saw one sign that said : “REPORTING WAR-CRIME IS EXEMPLARY”

    I guess that only goes for crime thats not committed in the name of money.
    What the group of people behind the USAggression is trying to say is: ” Even mass-murder and genocide is OK as long as it’s for money. And done by those who control money.”

    But the truth is ..That if that was the case.. then all other nations followerd the example, and ignored the international laws, did war of aggressions and all other manner of war crime ..as long as it’s for money.. it would be “OK” too

    2010-09-07 18:38
  • reg cunningham

    hi i live in victoria,b.c. anyone else from victoria?? if so would like to meet up, [email protected]

    2010-09-07 19:09
  • reg cunningham

    hi anyone else from victoria, b.c. ? meet up

    2010-09-07 19:10
  • Miguel

    The imprisonment of a soldier, because he has denounced the wrong doings of the U.S. military in the name of the country, is a sign that we are in moral bankruptcy. We are sinking as a society into an irrational, self destructive behavior, where those who stand for what is right are punished like criminals, and the wrongdoers get away with their crime.

    2010-09-07 23:16
  • Laurel Burik

    Shodo, where are you located? I am organizing an event in LA, at the top of the Santa Monica Pier (Palisades Park, just north of the pier, at the cannon) for Sunday the 19th 1-3 pm.

    Reg, you might try contacting WeAreChange Victoria to see if they are interested in organizing an event:



    2010-09-08 04:04
  • rick

    I imagine there MUST be an event in New York City. Where and went is it?

    2010-09-08 21:39
  • 2010-09-14 20:37
  • Hypatia

    Mike, you offered to ship materials to us? How do we get in touch to request them?



    2010-09-14 20:49
  • Malcolm Bush

    Dear Readers,
    This is a most important issue; the Bradley Manning case is of great importance within its self, but this is also about basic democray. Whilst we consider the case of Bradley Manning we should maybe look across the sea of surounding issues. I’m sure that many of these have slipped away from the minds of the general public, or are still unknown to the many. If we, the ordinary people do not campaign and resist the high level of criminality that has taken place; we will see unrivalled horror in the future.

    2010-09-14 22:33
  • Laurel Burik


    I just sent you an e-mail regarding the event at the top of the Santa Monica Pier @ Ocean and Colorado (Palisades Park). I have all of the materials: a banner, buttons, info cards, stickers and posters, which I will put on sticks to make signs, and a limited number of t-shirts available for purchase. The event will be held on Sunday the 19th from 1-3 pm, to coincide with the Arlington West project on the beach below the bluff. I will buy pizza at Bruno’s, a nearby restaurant, for everyone who attends, after the event. Metered parking is usually available on Ocean Avenue, and public garages are plentiful on 2nd Street.


    2010-09-15 00:15
  • Laurel Burik

    Rick, here is the info for NYC:

    New York, New York, USA

    Where: St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street
    When: September 16th, 7pm
    What: Screening of Collateral Murder, Speakers: Ethan McCord (member of “Collateral Murder” unit), Matthis Chiroux (Iraq war resister)
    More info: debra [at] worldcantwait [dot] net, Elaine Brower +1 917 520 0767 / +1 866 973 4463

    I was just in NYC and attended a speaker panel with Matthis Chiroux and Elaine Brower. They are fantastic people you will love to meet.

    2010-09-15 00:19
  • 2010-09-15 00:42
  • Rick

    Thank you so much Laurel!

    I was really excited for it but I just found out that my high school is forcing my class to wait tables at a fundraising dinner that night. I really wish I could come but if I skip they will give me detention for a month.
    So instead I’m holding a screening at my high school this Friday.

    2010-09-15 10:41
  • 2010-09-15 12:18
  • Vic Anderson

    Brad’s a HERO for Manning the Barackades and inducing the “transparency” Obama PROMISED, but only applies lipstick-up “service” to.

    2010-09-15 16:39
  • skdadl

    Minor pedantry re Toronto: that’s the U.S. consulate, not the embassy. The embassy is in Ottawa.

    But we all know where it is, and I’ll try to be there.

    2010-09-15 16:45
  • mary clark

    It took tremendous courage to for this young American soldier to
    make this information public. At least he can have a clear concience
    now its out for the public.

    2010-09-16 01:48
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    2010-09-16 14:14
  • Pilotboy

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Don’t forget postcards and a kitty for donations for stamps! Have passers-bye write a quick note to their congressman on the spot, you can mail them later. If they don’t know who it is you can look it up later with their zip code here:


    Have a pad of paper for email addresses to add to the mailing list!


    2010-09-16 17:39
  • Charlotte

    Hi everyone and thanks Skdadl for your message. You are right, our Toronto Day of Action in support of Bradley will be at the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue starting at 12:00. It would be great if you could come! I will be bringing information cards, buttons, signs and whistles and also postcards for people to sign for Bradley and for President Obama. We will also be raising our voices — and our whistles — in support of the War Resisters. There is an important vote in our parliament on September 29th. I set up a Facebookk page called “Toronto Believes in Bradley Manning and Peace” but now can’t seem to get into it. If anyone knows people in Toronto though, I would really appreciate it if you would share this message. And to all of you amazing people of the BMSN who have hosted an event or who have one coming up in the next two days, Toronto salutes you!!! Peace :)

    2010-09-17 20:43
  • Richard Jamieson

    I am sorry to hear that we will spend mfour more yearas at war. and are accomplishing nothing except death and debt. Also, there is so many problems going on in the world, why bother with the war, What about Haiti, our floods and sunamis and other disasters, poverty and unemployment. Lets get out of the war now.

    2010-11-24 00:57


    2010-12-02 01:53
  • Timothy Sexton

    I named Bradley as my very first Man of the Year. I am a professional writer with over 8m page views on AssociatedContent, where I was named their very first Writer of the Year in 2007. Here is a link to my article naming Bradley Man of the Year.


    Fight the power!

    2011-01-03 10:01
  • Michael Daly artist

    Reply to Laurel Burik – I am producing an animated poster / art statement called “TRUTH IS…” It lends itself to printed banners, flyers etc. I will post a PDF for download today for supporters. The document will be posted at www (dot) MichaelDalyArtist (dot) com (slash) Manning (dot) html
    I am hoping Bradley’s support site here will also post the downloads.

    2011-01-15 18:53
  • 2011-01-15 19:00
  • Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher

    I just wanted to say that…
    I am with Bradley because exposing a crime is not a crime.
    It is a duty.
    The silence is a crime.
    Under the shadow of silence, everything can be said and anything can be done.
    We all know perfectly.
    Hidden by that veil, some might even convince the others that a war can be a peace mission.
    Hidden by that veil, civilian deaths are just casualties.
    Hidden by that veil, even murderers are celebrated as heroes.
    And hidden behind that veil, all opponents are necessarily traitors.
    (It continues here: http://betweentwosouths.blogspot.com/2011/03/wikileaks-bradley-manning-free-exposing.html)

    2011-03-04 08:32
  • Hypatia

    Could we have more frequent updates on Bradley’s condition? I am so worried about whether they will break him down with torture. Thank you.

    2011-03-06 20:06
  • Eve Odeoi

    Thank you Bradley
    You had a lot of guts! I wish there were more people like you in the world

    2011-03-09 05:31

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