Timeline of events
- January 8-11
Pretrial hearing, with Judge Lind ruling Bradley was subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment for 112 days at the Quantico marine brig.
- February 23
Over 70 communities worldwide hold events to protest Bradley Manning’s 1000th day in prison without trial.
- April 13
Ads supporting Manning purchased throughout the DC Metro subway.
- June 1
Largest rally in support of Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. More than 1000 attend. More than 40 solidarity events worldwide.
- June 3
Court martial begins
- June 30
More than 1,500 people march for Manning in the SF Pride Parade, one of the largest contingents in the parade’s history. A half dozen other Manning Pride contingents worldwide.
- July 23
Two dozen celebrities collaborate to produce the “I am Bradley Manning” advocacy video, including Oliver Stone, Maggie Gyllenhall, and Russell Brand.
- July 25
“We Are Bradley Manning” NYT ad published.
- July 26
Approximately 150 march on Fort McNair to petition Convening Authority Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan to release Manning. More then 35 worldwide solidarity actions follow.
- July 30
Bradley Manning found not guilty of ‘aiding the enemy’ charge, but convicted of 20 other charges including 6 under the espionage act.
- July 31
Sentencing phase of trial begins.
- August 20
Bradley Manning Support Network Surpasses 100k followers on Facebook
- August 21
Support Network launches campaign for presidential pardon in collaboration with human rights organization Amnesty International, in addition to an upcoming clemency bid from court martial Convening Authority Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan. Additionally, a college trust fund for Manning is established to further his higher education goals upon his release.
- January 5
Billboard erected in support of Bradley Manning in Washington D.C.
- February 3
Convening authority determines Manning will stand trial for all 22 charges.
- February 4
Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (second time). Original nomination letter.
- February 4
PJ Crowley, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, tweets in support of Manning: “While supporting the #BradleyManning prosecution, it’s hard to credibly argue as we exit #Iraq and #Afghanistan that he “aided the enemy.”
- February 23
US v PFC Manning, arraignment for Manning at Fort Meade, MD.
- March 5
UN issues report by special rapporteur on torture Juan E. Mendez stating “I believe Bradley Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the excessive and prolonged isolation he was put in during the nine months he was in Quantico.”
- March 15
US v PFC Manning, Article 39(a) Pre-Trial Motion Hearing at Fort Meade, MD.
- April 24
US v PFC Manning | Article 39(a) Pre-Trial Motion Hearing at Fort Meade, MD.
- May 10
PFC Bradley Manning is awarded People’s Choice Human Rights Award by Global Exchange, and Daniel Ellsberg accepts the award on his behalf.
- May 24
Center for Constitutional Rights calls for a more open and public trial. UK Guardian.
- June 6
US v PFC Manning, Article 39(a) Motion Hearing at Fort Meade, MD.
- June 21
UN Torture expert Juan Mendez prohibited by judge from testifying at Manning’s hearings.
- July 18
Judge Lind rules in favor of Gov’t motion to block reference to “lack of harm” caused by information published by WikiLeaks.
- July 27
Defense filed a motion to dismiss all charges owing to the unlawful pretrial punishment to which PFC Manning was subjected while at Marine Corps Base, Quantico.
Prosecution turns over evidence revealing that Bradley’s torture at Quantico came from a higher command.
- August 15
Manning supporters “occupy” Obama campaign offices in Oakland, CA, and Portland, OR.
- October 15
Graham Nash stages Manning fundraising event in Santa Monica, CA.
- September 19
Bradley’s defense files a motion to dismiss all charges based on lack of a speedy trial.
- November 27
Pre-trial hearing addressing defense motion to dismiss all charges based on Bradley’s unlawful pretrial punishment at Quantico.
- December 3
Bradley Manning’s lawyer David Coombs addresses public and media for first time.
- December 17
Bradley Manning turns 25, his third birthday in prison without trial.
- January 19
Amnesty International denounces Bradley’s treatment at Quantico, VA.
- February 6
Dozens of communities worldwide stage events in support of Manning.
- March 11
Bradley’s charges updated to 22 violations, including “Aiding the enemy through indirect means.” New York Times.
- March 11
State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley calls Bradley’s treatment “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid” and resigns shortly thereafter.
- March 11
President Obama tells press he has been assured by the Pentagon that Bradley’s Quantico conditions are “appropriate.”
- March 19
Over 2,000 march on The White House to oppose the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and specifically to support Manning, organized by Veterans for Peace. 120 were arrested for civil disobedience.
- March 20
Five hundred march on the Quantico Marine Base, VA. 20 were arrested, including Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, for engaging in civil disobedience to call attention to Manning’s illegal and brutal pre-trial conditions there.
- April 7
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez denied ability to investigate Bradley’s case.
- April 12
Over 500,000 individuals sign Avaaz.org hosted petition to end Manning’s brutal conditions.
- April 19
Defense reports evidence that the military lied to journalists regarding reasons for Bradley’s harsh pre-trial confinement.
- April 20
Bradley Manning is transferred to medium security in Ft. Leavenworth.
- April 21
Pro-Bradley activist crash SF Obama fundraiser, President Obama states that Manning “broke the law” before trial has taken place.
- April 25
Wikileaks begins releasing Guantanamo Bay Files.
- June 4
400 supporters march on Ft Leavenworth, KS, shortly after Manning’s transfer there.
Wired.com publishes complete chat logs. Wired.com
- September 27
Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for first time. Reuters. D&T.
- December 14
Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash releases a song for Bradley.
- December 16
US v. PFC Bradley Manning: Manning’s Article 32 hearing begins; 4/5ths of defense witnesses denied. More than 400 protesters rally at Fort Meade.
- April 5
WikiLeaks releases “Collateral Murder” video that exposes war crimes and killing of Reuters journalists.
- May 21
Ex-hacker Adrian Lamo and Bradley Manning allegedly begin online conversations, which Lamo records and later turns in to DOD and Wired.com
- May 27
Bradley detained, placed in pre-trial confinement at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Formally arrested May 29
- June 5
Bradley charged for leaking classified information.
- June 6
Ex-hacker and Wired.com editor Erik Poulsen, publishes partial transcript of alleged chat logs.
- July 7
Bradley Manning Support Network formed.
- July 25
Afghan War Diary release.
- July 29
Bradley moved to prison in Quantico, VA, where he is held in maximum security solitary confinement.
- September 16
First significant community fundraising event for Manning takes place in Oakland, CA featuring Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg; live-streamed with assistance from filmmaker Michael Moore. Similar events took place in 16 cities that weekend.
- October 22
Iraq War Logs release. UK Guardian articles.
- November 28
U.S. Diplomatic Cables release. Wikipedia article.
Bradley is deployed to Iraq
Bradley joins the army