Host a party to boost Bradley’s defense!
By the Bradley Manning Support Network. September 20, 2012.
On October 22, 2010, WikiLeaks released the Iraq War Logs, which revealed details of civilian casualties that the U.S. military had otherwise denied the American press. Not only was the body count higher than previously reported, but the American military was failing to investigate reported torture of Iraqi civilians. The release of the logs created heightened interest in the state of human rights in Iraq, and thousands of news articles worldwide.
As we arrive at the second anniversary of that date, one phase of the Iraq War has ended, but the accused whistle-blower Bradley Manning will have spent over 880 days in prison without trial. Thanks to efforts of thousands of public citizens around the world, Bradley has been able to afford the civilian legal defense of his choice, David Coombs, at no great cost to his family. Because of the government’s delays in turning over evidence to the defense, an additional $60,000 has been added to legal costs. We think the best gift we give Bradley Manning this holiday season, besides a strong and growing grassroots support movement, is a fully-funded legal defense.
Please host a house party fundraiser for Bradley Manning the week before October 22nd, the anniversary of the Iraq War Logs’ release. It’s a great chance to educate acquaintances about Bradley’s case and the importance of whistle-blowing more generally, in addition to directly supporting our fight for Bradley’s freedom.
Simply follow the link to register: Host a house party!
You can select whether or not to make your event open to the public (check “Keep the RSVP page hidden” for private).
Once registered, we will send you materials to share with your guests, such as factsheets and an edited video of a pro-Bradley Manning speaking event featuring statements from whistle-blowers Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake, and Bradley’s friend David House.
Remember: in a case of government corruption vs. the people’s right to know, with a young truth-teller’s freedom on the line, supporters like you make all the difference!
If you have any trouble registering your event, please contact [email protected]