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March from State Departement to White House Today to Protest Treatment of Bradley Manning

Signs from a 2010 event. Another protest is scheduled for noon eastern time today. (photo: mar is sea Y)

Over the weekend, Barack Obama made his administration virtually indistinguishable from that of George Bush when he fired PJ Crowley for speaking the truth about the conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention. There will be a rally of Manning supporters at the State Department today to protest the treatment of Manning and the firing of Crowley, and a march to the White House.

According to the press release:

Several of the male protesters will be semi-naked and shackled to represent Manning’s humiliation of having his clothing taken from him at night. Others will be dressed orange prison jumpsuits to make the connections between the abuse of Manley and the abusive treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo.

With his firing of Crowley, Obama makes a mockery of his own claim to be a constitutional scholar who supports transparency in government. Moreover, the silence of Democrats like John Kerry — who shrieked wildly over Bush’s firing of General Shinseki when he wanted to score political points for himself, but is now nowhere to be found — reveals them to be little more than unprincipled, self-serving demagogues whose only loyalty is to their own political ambition.

Kerry recently defended the excuse given by sexual sadist Denise Barnes that she is stripping Manning at night and forcing him to stand naked during morning inspection for his own good.

WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2011, 12:00PM – 2:00PM

WHERE: 12:00PM, State Department, 22nd Ave and C St NW, D.C. followed by a march to the White House for a rally at 1:30pm

CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbon Media, 202 506 7162

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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