Help Defend Alleged Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning –
Intern with the Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist!
Courage to Resist is an Oakland, California-based non-profit organization that defends soldiers who
refuse to fight in the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, our primary efforts are focused on
building public support for alleged Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. In collaboration with the
Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist hosts the Bradley Manning Defense Fund.
Internship duties are dependent on the needs of the campaign and on the Intern’s experience and time
availability, but are likely to include the following:
-Helping to write and edit campaign materials
-Communicating with potential volunteers around the country to plug them into existing events
-Researching issues such as: how non-profit organizations are using information provided by Wikileaks,
and names and contact info of potential ally organizations
-Performing Social Media outreach
-Assisting with routine administrative tasks when needed
-An affinity with the campaign to free Bradley Manning
-Passionate about social justice, freedom of information, grassroots organizing as a means to creating
change, and other relevant issues
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Familiar with internet research methods
-Comfortable using facebook, twitter, etc.
-Well-organized and reliable
If you are interested in interning with us, please send a cover letter and resume that conveys why
you’re interested in our campaign, your relevant experience, and your time availability. You may visit
our websites at bradleymanning.org and www.couragetoresist.org for more information. Send
application materials or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship is unpaid, but we can reimburse job-related expenses such as travel, and provide solid job
references in exchange for solid work, and potentially class credit.
After nine months of solitary confinement, physical and psychological abuse, 23 year-old Private First
Class Bradley Manning was presented on March 2nd, 2011 with the vague charge of indirectly “aiding
the enemy,” which is punishable by death. Bradley is accused primarily of releasing to Wikileaks the
famous Collateral Murder video depicting the killing of journalists and wounded civilians by an Apache
helicopter in Iraq, as well as the Afghan War Diaries, the Iraq War Logs, and additional US diplomatic
cables. These documents have added significantly to public knowledge of war crimes, civilian casualties,
and government corruption. Some of the released cables have contributed to recent pro-democratic
protests around the world, in particular the revolution in Tunisia.
In an internet chat log attributed to Bradley, he says of his actions: “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.”
Like Bradley, Courage to Resist believes that truth and government accountability are the foundations
of democracy. Our aim is to spread public awareness about Bradley Manning’s case and build visible
public support for him so as to pressure the military and the government to cease his inhumane prison
treatment and free him of major charges.
Bradley Manning is at a minimum entitled to no cruel and unjust punishment as called for in the Bill of Rights and a fair trial if such is even possible under the code of military justice; it is duty to report a war crime. I was at Quantico Marine Gate when Daniel Ellsburg and Ann Wright were arrested. Next time, I may join them. I will be in D.C. before Memorial Day and circa 9/11, let me know if there is any thing that I can do. A Nam Era Medic-Ken Howland—Bush and Cheney should be the ones on trial.Comment by ken howland 04.12.11 @ 9:20 am
Not a day goes by when I don’t think of Bradley Manning locked up in Leavenworth. What did he do? He is accused of exposing criminal activity at the highest levels of government. In essence he is a whistle blower, and a patriot! A nation that values itself as a democracy DOES NOT lock up people like Manning, they honor them!Comment by Ron Matuska 10.19.11 @ 10:33 am
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