Bradley Manning's Military Tribunal Article 32 (pre-military trial hearing) began a Ft. Meade Maryland on Friday Dec 18th.,continued through the weekend and continues into this week. A callout for solidarity action on Bradley' 24th. birthday - Saturday Dec 17th. was answered in 40+ locations throughout the United States and around the world. In London 60 folks gathered in solidarity with Bradley outside the U.S. embassy.
The London gathering heard solidarity statements read from human rights and gay activist Peter Tatchell and recently released British military resister Michael Lyons. Keynote speeches were made by Ben Griffin from "Veterans for Peace", Naomi Colvin from "UK Friends of Bradley Manning" and Ciaron O'Reilly from the "London Catholic Worker". An open platform followed which included speeches by folks from Occupy London SX, "Pay Day", "Global Women's Strike", a British Iraq War veteran, "Pirate Party", "Queer Friends of Bradley Manning", "Oxford Catholic Worker", an Iraqi exile among others.
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Messages to Bradley Manning as 60 folks gather in solidarity outside the U.S. Embassy in London (1 min 24 secs)
Anti-War activist/ former U.S. political prisoner Ciaron O'Reilly (3 mins 5 secs)
Iraqi man offers support to Bradley Manning (25 secs)