Update 2/29/12: Assange lawyer talks about Manning’s case, Manning leads human rights award vote
Assange lawyer Michael Ratner discusses Manning on the Real News Network. Ratner is the President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and he attended Bradley Manning’s arraignment on behalf of Julian Assange. In the video below, Ratner discusses Manning’s case, efforts to implicate Julian Assange, and more:
Bradley Manning leads Global Exchange’s human rights award contest. With twice as many votes as the second highest vote getter, Pfc. Manning leads the vote for a human rights award. Manning is credited with helping end the occupation of Iraq, exposing unreported civilian deaths, and revealing a policy to ignore torture in Iraq. Vote for Manning here!
Supporter shares photo, Palestinian poem. Zoe sent this photo along with this statement: “My name is Zoe I am a trainee teacher from East London UK. I support Bradley Manning’s courageous act of self-sacrifice for truth and the greater good. The poem below says what I want to say much better than I ever could. My thoughts are with Bradley and his loved ones.”
It’s Also Fine
It’s also fine to die in our beds
on a clean pillow
and among our friends.
It’s fine to die, once,
our hands crossed on our chests
empty and pale
with no scratches, no chains, no banners,
and no petitions.
It’s fine to have an undusty death,
no holes in our shirts,
and no evidence in our ribs.
It’s fine to die
with a white pillow, not the pavement, under our cheeks,
our hands resting in those of our loved ones,
surrounded by desperate doctors and nurses,
with nothing left but a graceful farewell,
paying no attention to history,
leaving this world as it is,
hoping that, someday, someone else
will change it.
Mourid Barghouti (b. 1944) Palestinian Poet and Writer
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