Pride 2012 support for Bradley Manning
Contingents in support of Bradley Manning are being organized at Pride events in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. We encourage everyone to stand in support of Bradley Manning. And for those that do please take a photo and send it to us at [email protected]
“[Bradley Manning] has participated in Pride marches and campaigned against the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ restrictions on gay military personnel… Manning is also a humanist and a man with a conscience. When he discovered human rights violations by the US armed forces and duplicity by the US government, he was shocked and distressed… believing it was betraying the US ideals of democracy and human rights.“
-Human rights activist Peter Tatchell
San Francisco Pride 2012 Bradley Manning Contingent.
Location: The Bradley Manning Pride Contingent will meet in San Francisco at the corner of Howard St. and Main St. at 9:30am on June 24. If you miss the meet up, find us in slot #174, assembly area L, on Beale between Mission and Howard.
Sponsored by the Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist.
Endorsed by: ANSWER-SF/Bay Area, Asian Americans for Peace & Justice (AAPJ), Bay Area United Against War Newsletter, CodePink: Women for Peace, Global Exchange, Gray Panthers of San Francisco, Iraq Veterans Against the War-SF Bay Area, Movement for a Democratic Society-Bay Area (MDS-Bay Area), Occupy SF Action Council, Socialist Viewpoint, Veterans for Peace-East Bay Chapter 162, Veterans for Peace-SF Chapter 69, War Resisters League-West, World Can’t Wait-SF Bay, and more to come!
For more information, or to RSVP, contact:
New York Heritage of Pride Parade 2012
On Sunday, June 24, Veterans For Peace will be marching with other peace & justice organizations behind our “Free Bradley Manning” banner in New York City’s Heritage of Pride Parade. Pfc. Manning is a 24-year-old gay man who has been held in solitary confinement, charged with “aiding the enemy.” This American soldier faces life in prison for allegedly being the primary whistle-blower who leaked US State Dept. cables that helped inspire revolts in dictatorships across the Middle East and North Africa. The world clearly understands Pfc. Manning’s contribution toward the freedom of information and freedom itself.
Contact: VFP Ch 34 VP Bill Gilson at 914-4199728.
Chicago Pride Parade!
Join the Free Bradley Manning Contingent at this year’s Gay Pride Parade
Sunday, June 24, 2012.
11:00am in CDT
4500 N. Broadway
Bradley Manning is an LGBT person imprisoned for allegedly leaking the trove of U.S. diplomatic communications published by Wikileaks.
These documents exposed the rampant cynicism of American foreign policy, regardless of administration, and the United States’ intimate relationships with brutal dictators and human rights abusers around the world.
And here are more photos from last years events!
Not in the SF Bay Area, NYC, or Chicago? Organize a Bradley Manning contingent in a city near you!