First ever presentation by Bradley’s attorney David Coombs

December 3, 2012
Washington, DC
6pm doors/refreshments – 7pm event

All Souls Church Unitarian
1500 Harvard Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
(2 blocks from the Columbia Hts Metro Station, Yellow/Green lines; also near the S2, S4, H8 and 42 bus lines)

On December 3, 2012, Army PFC Bradley Manning’s civilian defense lawyer David Coombs will make his first ever public appearance to provide an overview of pending defense motions before the court and other facts regarding U.S. v. Manning. Mr. Coombs is expected to focus on the unlawful pretrial punishment that PFC Manning was subjected to for nine months while at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia – the subject of international outrage and a UN investigation. The government’s denial of Bradley Manning’s right to a speedy trial will also be before the military court. Accused military whistle-blower and Nobel Peace Prize nominee PFC Manning has been in prison for over 900 days. His court martial is currently scheduled to begin February 4, 2013.

Thanks to the release of the documents in question, American journalists and citizens have a far greater window into the reality of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and secret corporate influence on foreign policy.  While no specific harm resulted from the release of this information, PFC Manning faces life in military prison if convicted.

A $5 to $10 suggested donation at the door will be collected to cover event expenses. The event will also feature brief presentations from Bradley Manning Support Network spokespeople Emma Cape and whistle-blower Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, and an appeal from David House in support of Bradley Manning’s defense fund.

Media are welcome to record Mr. Coombs’ presentation. This event will also be live-streamed at  We ask that you consider organizing a group viewing of the presentation. Go here to register, if you wish to host a public screening.

This handicap accessible event is hosted by the Bradley Manning Support Network, with the support of:

Center on Conscience & War
Courage to Resist
DC Metro Science for the People
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker – DC
Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee
International CURE
National CURE
National Lawyers Guild
Peace Action Montgomery
Positive Force
Veterans for Peace – DC Chapter
Washington Peace Center
Witness Against Torture

When: 12/03/2012, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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All Souls Church Unitarian
1500 Harvard Street Northwest,

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