Update 11/14/11: The Military gives an update on Bradley’s case, our call-in action week commences
A couple weeks ago the Washington Times provided us with an update on Bradley’s case:
A spokeswoman for the Military District of Washington at Fort McNair, which has jurisdiction over the proceedings, said the investigative hearing, known as an Article 32, will be held “in the Washington area.”
The defense, prosecutors and intelligence agencies have been sparring over what can be disclosed in open proceedings in a case involving the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
“We’re in the process of putting our finishing touches on our media plan for it,” said the Army spokeswoman, adding that the yet-to-be-scheduled hearing will be open to the press. She said it is command policy to ask the news media not to publish the the names of military personnel involved in the case.
Read more here…
This week, the Bradley Manning Support Network is hosting call-ins to key officials involved in Bradley Manning’s case, with targeted demands that can lead to a fairer trial. Check it out here. Each day a new target will be revealed. (Hint: the article above served as inspiration for one of the targets to be revealed later in the week.)
On Monday, Col Ann Wright published a lengthier article on the Common Dreams website full of Bradley Manning updates. Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat after resigning in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. Check out her article here.
In a decisions which some point out may further compromise the original freedoms promised by the internet, last Thursday a U.S. court ruled that the Justice Department did not need a warrant to obtain private Twitter information of WikiLeaks supporters. Read more about the case here.