Code Pink Marxists held a rally for the Wikileaks leaker Private Bradley Manning this week.
Manning, a radical gay activist, leaked over 80,000 classified military documents after the breakup with his lover.
Code Pink posted this support letter for Manning this week:
Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the US Army, stands accused of disclosing a classified video of American troops shooting civilians from an Apache helicopter. New evidence links Manning to the Afghan War Logs posted on WikiLeaks this week. He faces up to 52 years in jail. The whistleblower behind the Vietnam era’s Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Mr. Manning a “hero”.
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We believe that without the efforts of people like Bradley Manning who risk prosecution to show the truth, the information we need to hold our government accountable may never be made public.
WikiLeaks’ founder says that the latest leak reveals “evidence of war crimes.” Yet just after the WikiLeaks release, Congress approved another $37 billion for the war in Afghanistan.
No soldiers involved in the videotaped killings of civilians have faced charges.
The pro-troop group Move America Forward is standing up for the troops against the latest attacks by Code Pink.