Category Archives: Lyons

Babe in arms to World War II veteran and all ages in between gather in London’s Giuseppe Conlon Hall to demand Bradley Manning’s Freedom

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by Ciaron O’Reilly Photos by Nastya Sergienya London response to the verdict on Tuesday 30 July Tuesday 30 July was the verdict day in the Bradley Manning court martial show trial that has been ongoing since 3 June at Fort … Continue reading

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Shooting the messengers to protect the powerful: Child abuse, corruption, war crimes, whistleblowers and WikiLeaks – a Welsh perspective

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Dedicated to Alison Taylor, who kept blowing the whistle in north Wales until people had no choice but to listen, and to whistleblowers everywhere. Waterhouse not fit for purpose In the wake of the outing of the late Jimmy Savile … Continue reading

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Banner drop on Snowdon summit marks 2nd anniversary of release of the Afghan War Diaries

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See also press release, this article about the anniversary, the call-out on bradleymanning.org and Kevin Gosztola’s article reviewing the Diaries. Update On 1 August, the Western Telegraph (Pembrokeshire paper) printed this article, but didn’t use any of the photos they’d … Continue reading

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Report from Easter Monday Veterans for Peace UK Launch

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Members of the embryonic Veterans for Peace UK chapter have been actively supporting Bradley Manning this past year. On Easter Sunday, the chapter met officially for the first time, followed by a public launch on Easter Monday. This report is … Continue reading

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13 Dec: British Veterans Gather at US Embassy to Demand the Release of Bradley Manning

Above: Veterans and supporters gather at US Embassy on 13 December to demand the release of Bradley Manning. Michael Lyons pictured on left, Ben Griffin on right. Report Report from the Vigil by Veterans for Peace UK. Press Release from … Continue reading

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5 December: High Court allows Assange to petition Supreme Court to hear his appeal

Julian Assange was back at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday 5 December seeking permission – from the High Court judges who dismissed his appeal against extradition in November – to take his case to the Supreme … Continue reading

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Michael Lyons freed from military detention

Earlier this month, Michael Lyons, the navy medic who was sentenced to detention in Colchester Military Corrective Training Centre for refusing to take up arms and protesting the war in Afghanistan, was released. Michael Lyons was inspired to take action … Continue reading

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Shrine to Bradley Manning at Alternative Armistice Day Event, London

Catholic Workers and Veterans for Peace held an alternative Armistice Day event on Friday 11 November starting at the Occupy LSX site at St Paul’s Cathedral and concluding at the Bank of England. The ceremony outside the bank included naming … Continue reading

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Occupy London – A Catholic Worker Sermon on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral

Saturday 29 October Sermon on the Steps Read Ciaron’s full sermon here. The multi-faith, multi-denominational, multi-representative forum is being co-ordinated by volunteers based at Occupy London and will include readings and reflection, prayer and short speeches by representatives of different … Continue reading

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More solidarity with Bradley Manning at Occupy LSX (London)

War resisters Ciaron O’Reilly and Ben Griffin speak out for Manning There has been an anti-war presence at Occupy LSX outside St Paul’s almost every day with Ciaron O’Reilly, Ben Griffin and others speaking in public about Bradley Manning, the … Continue reading

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