March On Quantico in Support of Bradley Manning (Part 3) Scheduled for 3/20/2011

The D.C. contingent of the Bradley Manning Support Network is planning a March on the gates of Quantico on Sunday, March 20, 2011. It is being held the day after many scheduled anti-war events for the anniversary of the Iraq War.  The march is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm. This action is being coordinated with the Voters For Peace who are sponsoring the March 19th rallies. Voters For Peace is also sponsoring a National White House Call-in Day to support Bradley Manning on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011.

We would love to have 1000+ people at this march. The last march only drew around 150 people. We need significantly more protesters if we want to get any coverage. Details will be finalized on Feb 9th. Please check my website in the events section for more details as they come available.

As I have become more involved with the free Bradley Manning movement, my 13 year old son has started asking me questions about who, what, where, when and why. So I jumped over to You Tube and showed him the Collateral Murder footage that Bradley is accused of leaking. His reaction was one of “I can’t believe that”. 

Although the emphasis on Bradley’s case has turned to a focus on his treatment and civil rights, I think it is important to bring the reason he is being imprisoned to the forefront again. I highly recommend that everyone re-watch this video footage of these Apache helicopters gunning down civilians in the streets of Iraq. Gunned down with no warning or chance to drop what they are carrying. Mowed down without as much as a warning shot. Strafed as unarmed Iraqi citizens try to rescue and attend to the wounded and murdered. Severely injuring two children with indiscriminate cannon fire. Listen to the callus and detached conversation of the pilots and ground troops.

Bradley Manning is a hero in the real sense of the word, not the come-to-be bastardized word that means anyone who carries a gun and is paid with tax dollars. Bradley is now paying the price for showing the world how the U.S. military treats the people we have subjugated. He not only deserves our support, but deserves our thanks and admiration.

“The assertion that “all men are created equal” was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain; and it was placed in the Declaration, not for that, but for future use. Its authors meant it to be, thank God, it is now proving itself, a stumbling block to those who in after times might seek to turn a free people back into the hateful paths of despotism. They knew the proneness of prosperity to breed tyrants, and they meant when such should re-appear in this fair land and commence their vocation they should find left for them at last one hard nut to crack.”

Abraham Lincoln
Chicago, 1857

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