July 27 Events for Bradley Manning – What’s Happening in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England

Stand With Bradley At This Crucial Time

The Bradley Manning Support Network has called another International Day of Action for Brad on Saturday July 27. Brad’s trial has been moving on apace and timescales may change, but with the final summing up and sentencing scheduled over the next two weeks, it is likely that July 27 will coincide with the ruling in the case.

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Be seen, be heard, showing solidarity for Brad, in whatever way you can.

Here are some events that we’ve heard about:

London (1)

Where and when
St Martin in the Fields, London, WC2N 4JJ (Trafalgar Square) 14:00 – 16:00.

Description
Vigil called by Payday Men’s Network and Queer Strike. All welcome. Contact Giorgio via payday@paydaynet.org

London (2)

Where and when
Amnesty International office – 1 Easton St, London, WC1X 0DW (Clerkenwell) 16:00 – 18:00.

Description
Peaceful vigil. Supporters of Bradley gathering to continue pressure on AI to give public support to Bradley, including prisoner of conscience status.

It is worth noting the three recent statements issued by Amnesty – at the start of the trial, after the prosecution case on ‘Aiding the Enemy charge‘ and on this week’s ruling not to dismiss ‘Aiding the Enemy’, which they described as a ‘travesty of justice’.

Alongside comments made here by Widney Brown, senior director of international law and policy for AI, it appears that the recent, concerted and continuing attempts to force AI to speak up are having an effect, and people are working hard to obtain a bolder stance from them.

London (3)

(handily timed after the above – can you make all three?!)

Where and when
Calder Bookshop and Theatre – 51 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF (Waterloo). 19:00 -21:00.

Description
Readings,  poetry and open mic. This will include a reading of the Bradley Manning: ‘In His Own Words’ script  adapted by Lindi from the chat log extracts, and other poetry associated with Brad. Contact Sergio at Calder Bookshop and Theatre.

Peterborough

Where and when
Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH (map). 12:00 – 14:00.

Descripyion
Standout in solidarity with Bradley Manning. Contact Gill via peterboroughpeace@hotmail.co.uk

Haverfordwest

Where and when
Castle Square, Haverfordwest SA61 2AE (map). 12:00 – 14:00.

Description
We will be showing our support for Bradley Manning in the town where he lived as a teenager and where he still has many family members. Join us in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire on this International Day of Action, Saturday 27 July during the final stages of the trial. Bring placards and banners or just yourselves. More information here. Download a poster here (j-peg) or here (pdf file).

Menwith Hill

Where and when
Corner of the A59 (Harrogate to Skipton road and turning to NSA Menwith Hill). 11:00 – 13:00.

Description
Standing firm with Bradley Manning. Please bring yourselves and plenty of messages, posters, banners in support of Bradley Manning for the passing traffic. (Turn right to MH after passing the Black Bull pub). Lindis at CAAB (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases) says “It’s a small thing we can do to show Bradley Manning that we care deeply about what has happened and is happening to him.” contact her via percy@phonecoop.coop

thank you brad

Nottingham

Where and when
Nottinghamshire Pride – Old Market Square, Nottingham. Meeting 11:00.

Description
Join Bradley supporters from the Nottinghamshire area, Queer+ Friends of Bradley Manning and others in a day of celebration and solidarity.

Edinburgh

Where and when
US Consulate – 3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5BW. 12:30.

Description
To show support for his cause, for his courage and agitate for his release. Head to US consulate for a static rally at 12:30. This is a grassroots leaderless event. Invite and share far and wide.

Details and contact here

***UPDATE From Ciaron O’Reilly: London Event – Sunday 4th August*** 

Where and when
Giuseppe Conlon Hall, 49 Mattison Rd, Harringay, London N4 1BG. Sunday 4th August. 14:00 – 17:00. (Closest tube Manor House. Buses 29, 341, 141 – get off at the Mattison Rd stop on Green Lanes)

Description
At the conclusion of Bradley Manning’s military show trial still facing the death penalty or life without parole following his torture & 3 years of pre-trial detention we demand…………

FREE BRADLEY MANNING!
EXPOSE THEIR LIES!
END THEIR WARS!

SPEAKING & PERFORMING
(…other speakers & performers to be confirmed & announced soon!)

LOVERS ELECTRIC
Vid – http://tinyurl.com/lat7zrx
Website – http://www.loverselectric.com/read.html

VETERANS FOR PEACE
Vid – http://tinyurl.com/brkgvd4
Website – http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/

Former Prisoner of the U.S.
Anti-War Resister
CIARON O’REILLY
Vid – http://tinyurl.com/pc2yxvp

***Please RSVP ASAP to Ciaron. Email ciaronx@yahoo.com or text 07 927 259 363***

Anything We’ve Missed?

There are some interesting events happening in new locations. If you’re doing something of your own and would like to have it included here, get in touch and it will be added.

If you’re out on the streets next Saturday, do please share words and pictures from the action. It all helps to demonstrate the growing support for Bradley – and right now he needs our support.

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3 Responses to July 27 Events for Bradley Manning – What’s Happening in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England

  1. John Goss says:

    What’s happening in Birmingham?

    • wiseupwest says:

      Nothing we know of yet! B’ham Stop the War did something in FEB, but haven’t heard anything from anyone up Midlands way about this SAT…DIY?!

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