12,000 signatures and counting on the petition to free Bradley Manning
By the Bradley Manning Support Network. August 8, 2012.
In just one week, more than 12,000 of you (and counting) have signed Daniel Ellsberg’s petition calling on Judge Lind and President Obama to free whistle-blower Bradley Manning. This sent the petition to the top of Avaaz’s community petition page, bringing more spotlight to the heroic Army intelligence analyst who sought to expose crime, abuse, and corruption to the American people.
This is great progress – yet we can and must do much more. Last year, more than 500,000 supporters signed the petition demanding an end to Bradley’s torture in Quantico. That signaled to the military that an international coalition would not tolerate the abuse any longer, and Bradley was moved to better conditions at Ft. Leavenworth shortly thereafter.
We need to demonstrate this scale of support for Bradley now. We must make it politically unpopular for President Obama to keep the preeminent whistleblower of our generation behind bars. Bradley should be receiving the Nobel Peace Prize – not a show trial and a lifelong prison sentence. This petition is an excellent way to spread the word of the various ways in which the military has deprived PFC Manning of his due process rights, and the reasons he should be freed today. Please sign today, and share the link with your friends and family. Bradley needs your help!