Update 6/13/12: Last week recap, Kevin Gosztola on Democracy Now, and looking at what leaks reveal
For those who have missed the latest Bradley Manning news, or those who want to catch up with the most recent motion hearing, we’ve compiled a post including David Coombs’ recent message of gratitude, activists’ reports and photos from the Ft. Meade vigil, and summaries of notes taken inside the courtroom. See the recap here, and find out how you can support Bradley ahead of his next court appearance.
Last week, Kevin Gosztola was on Democracy Now! discussing Bradley Manning’s motion hearing. He detailed the prosecution’s efforts to avoid providing the defense the discovery documents it requested and the defense motions to dismiss some charges.
Op-Ed argues we should look at what whistle-blowers reveal, not prosecute them for bearing bad news. Mares Hirchert writes in the Livingston Daily that we should know what our government is doing, not punish the messenger for relaying inside information.
The 99 percent of us need to resist this War on Humanity, which is what a national security state really is. We need to back the leakers and the whistle-blowers, such as Bradley Manning, who are giving us the facts of what is going on behind closed doors.
Let’s have a conversation about the effects of war, the amount of money spent, the carnage, the destruction, the human suffering, the state of fear, the pain.
We don’t need a “War” on intelligence leaks; we need to start discussing intelligently what is really happening.
Bradley Manning is said to have revealed war crimes, blatantly illegal executions, untallied civilian deaths, and more – yet he is the one on trial instead of those exposed. (Read more…)