Marking the anniversary of the day Bradley Manning was detained by the US two years ago – on suspicion of sharing the grim truth about US wars with WikiLeaks who went on to share it with the world – here in Wales we took the Plant Seeds of Truth: Free Bradley Manning project to a seedling swap Bala in Gwynedd and encouraged people to take a packet of sunflower seeds and be part of this collaborative political art project.
Although a few of those attending were well informed about Bradley’s case, many had never heard of him before or had no idea about his Welsh connections; one or two had not heard of WikiLeaks.
Anyone can take part in the project: sow a sunflower seed, take a photo when the seedling is a few inches tall and again when it blooms. Then send your photos, along with details of where in the world you live, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final exhibition will be installed at Fort Meade, Maryland, US during Bradley Manning’s court martial. If you would like seeds sent to you, contact email@example.com.