Call-in to State Department and Military to demand an end to Bradley’s mistreatment
We have waited months for the announcement of Bradley Manning’s Pretrial Hearing dates which have been continually delayed by the U.S. Military, as well as a response to our whitehouse.gov petition, which reached the necessary threshold of signatures almost a month ago. Next week, the staff of the Bradley Manning Support Network is calling for friends and allies everywhere to join us in acting to remind important decision-makers in the military and State Department that Bradley Manning supporters are growing in number and will persist until our demands are met. Each day next of the week 11/15/11-11/18/11 we will be encouraging activists to call the number for a different official with key influence on the outcome of the case. Back in July we successfully overwhelmed phone lines for the White House and Secretary of the Army in a unified action to demand that UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, be allowed to meet with Bradley. This time, we will expand our efforts by organizing mass call-ins to five different government offices, disrupting activities of those whose job it is to silence whistle-blowers with specific demands that can lead to a fairer trial.