Solidarity with Bradley Manning at Omar Khadr film screening

12 July 2012

Anthony reports from a solidarity action with a huge poster and Bradley Manning stickers at Amnesty film screening in London.

I went with the famous Bradley Manning sandwich board down to Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch to see the film on Omar Khadr: You don’t like the truth – Four Days inside Guantánamo. Terrific film and I highly recommend it.

Met good folks from London Guantánamo Campaign and others. Andy Worthington spoke and Hamja, Talha Ahsan‘s brother was in attendance, as well as a room of about 60 attendees.

Great film; very relevant to Bradley, particularly a US Lt. Col. lawyer appointed to defend “detainees” talking about his deep mistrust of the “justice” found in military tribunals and tribunals used dubiously and far too frequently. I wanted to stand up and applaud.

I took the opportunity to pass out tons of Bradley Manning stickers to a receptive crowd. Terrific solidarity links were made. All in all a good night!

More about the film

You don’t like the truth – Four Days Inside Guantánamo is a documentary based on security camera footage from the Guantánamo Bay prison.

The film documents an encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee, Omar Khadr, in Guantánamo. Based on seven hours of video footage declassified by the Canadian courts this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four day period. Maintaining the surveillance camera style this film analyses the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session with:

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