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President Obama Pardon Pvt. Manning

The sentence given in the Manning case is by far the longest given by the US government for anyone convicted of leaking information.  Supporters in at least 17 cities were out Wednesday to protest quickly.  There are demands for clemency, reduction of the sentence, and for a presidential pardon.

New War Crimes in Egypt and Syria?

by Debra Sweet     The terrible situation in Egypt and Syria may make one wish to look away, but we can't. In both countries, thousands have been killed, with horrifying massacres in the last weeks, and the U.S. government is deeply implicated.

Egypt:
The U.S. government backed a military coup removing the elected government of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. The military, trained and supported under successive U.S. administrations, receiving more than $1.5B a year, killed over 1,000 Morsi supporters on August 14, including women and children.

Because of Bradley Manning, We Know

by Debra Sweet         The judge's verdict in Bradley Manning's case, which was outrageous, came quickly after the guilt phase of the court martial. Bradley admitted breaking some laws in the service of greater good; exposing systemic, widespread abuse, murder, injustice and war crimes by the government, and faces most of his life in prison, while those who run the wars with impunity get called "humanitarians" and become Nobel Prize winners.

Briefly, on Bradley Manning & Changing the World

 There is, and should be, serious debate and discussion of how Bradley Manning affected our world by transferring a trove of classified US documents revealing war crimes to Wikileaks in 2010, and of his apology for doing so yesterday,

Obama Wants U.S. “Comfortable” with Vast Surveillance

by Debra Sweet        Barack Obama pulled out the “we’re not Big Brother” line again Friday in the ongoing to effort to bamboozle people alarmed about the vast National Security Agency surveillance of whole populations exposed by Edward Snowden.  The important thing to him is not that the surveillance is curtailed, but that you feel comfortable with it.

What Whistleblowers Reveal & Governments Seek to Conceal

by Dennis Loo          Yesterday, the judge in Bradley Manning’s show trial found Manning guilty on nearly every charge but the most draconian of “aiding the enemy,” which could have brought the death penalty.

War Criminals Appearances / Protests August - September 2013

Here is the August-September 2013 list war criminals appearances in the US.   Check out a demonstration in you areas or plan one yourselves. We're here to assist if you need it.  

 

George W. Bush

9-9-13 Denver CO

Dick Cheney

The Bradley Manning Trial: A Charade

by Terri Suess           Under the Geneva Conventions and the Nuremberg Principles, a soldier's responsibility is to do exactly what Bradley Manning did – expose any and all war crimes. NurembergPrinciple VII states, "Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law."

Watch the video of "Collateral Murder" – the Army's own videotape of soldiers shooting unarmed reporters and civilians and laughing about it. Then tell me if Bradley Manning –who released this information to the public – is the war criminal.

Request a copy of Collateral Murder on DVD

by Debra Sweet      The war crimes that Bradley was convicted of exposing. Let us know you would like a copy of theCollateral Murder video on DVD (

Bradey Manning was Right to Blow the Whistle on War Crimes

 

by Steering Committee of World Can't Wait     Today Bradley Manning was convicted in a military "show trial" of espionage and theft charges for making available to the public classified documents evidencing US war crimes and bullying of other countries. He could be sentenced to 136 years in prison.  The government’s prosecution aimed to make an example of Manning, imprisoning him under harsh conditions, and charging him with “aiding the enemy,” a capital offense, to intimidate others from standing up and speaking out against U.S. war crimes.

Ghoulish Humor From Those Who Rule Over Us

by  Dennis Loo         Max Blumenthal, the well-known journalist, attended the Aspen Security Forum and wrote about it in an OpEd News piece published on July 27, 2013 entitled "Shocking 'Extermination' Fantasies by the People Running America's Empire on Full Display at the Aspen Summit

Holder Promises Snowden Won’t be Tortured?

 In arguing that Russia should send Edward Snowden back to the U.S. to face charges for exposing, from inside the NSA, a vast surveillance network on whole populations, Attorney General Eric Holder was in the ironic position of alleging that:

Collateral Murder in Military Court: Bradley Manning’s Story

by Debra Sweet                   More than 60 of us filled the courtroom, and spilled into the overflow trailer, at Ft. Meade last Thursday (July 25).  The chief prosecutor for the government, a sneering Major Fein, in closing argument called Bradley Manning a “traitor” for the first time, and also a “hacker,” an “anarchist,” and a “humanist who does not care about humans.”

Why Should We Have Any Confidence in a Justice Department Investigation Bringing Justice?

by Debra Sweet         Editor's Note from Dennis Loo.com: Obama's Justice Department is the same DOJ that has blocked torture victims from being able to sue for damages in court, declaring that allowing evidence of their torture by the U.S. and clients of the U.S. would reveal "national security" secrets (as if the world didn't all know that the U.S. is and has been torturing people), the same DOJ that is going after whistleblowers, not against those the whistleblowers have revealed to be committing crimes, the same DOJ that presides over the mass incarceration of millions (including the torture of many) here in the U.S.

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Day 163

by Debra Sweet             This is day #162, with 80 or more prisoners on strike, 45 of them being force-fed. There was a temporary federal court order against the new genital searches, but that has been overturned, and the searches have not stopped. Some prisoners report to their attorneys having their rectums searched ten times a day as punishment and pressure to drop the hunger strike.

How You Can Help Bradley Manning

 

by Debra Sweet           Thursday July 18, the judge presiding over Bradley Manning's court martial denied defense motions to drop the most serious charge against him, "aiding the enemy." This is the same judge who will announce her decision, soon, on Bradley's guilt in 21 charges. Closing arguments will probably come the week of July 22.

 

We Are The Enemy, Part 2: What are the authorities so afraid of?

 

By Dennis Loo               In Part 1 of this article I argued that the actual target of the U.S. government’s universal spying is not terrorists but us, the public, or more specifically, whistleblowers, investigative journalists, dissenters, and the public. 

Mass Defense of Courage: Bradley On Our Minds

by Debra Sweet           On Monday, July 8, Bradley Manning’s defense began with what was surely one of the most intense and unusual openings in U.S.

George Zimmerman's Trial & the Tribulations of Black People

 

By Dennis Loo            On July 12, 2013’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” panelist Matt Lewis, a senior contributor to The Daily Caller and columnist to The Week Magazine, responded to Bill Maher’s query about the George Zimmerman trial by describing it as confrontation between “a wannabe gangster” and a “wannabe cop.” Both Cornel West, another panelist last night, and Maher, objected immediately to this false characterization of Trayvon Martin.

We Indict the US Government for War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity

 

By The World Can't Wait Steering Committee         The U.S. government is prosecuting Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden who exposed war crimes and crimes against humanity by the U.S. Now is the time to issue a powerful people's indictment of the crimes of the US government and counter the war on truth tellers.

We urge people to go out publicly in every way they can think of. Read these indictments aloud on street corners, post them up online and on paper, tweet them, and participate in creative protests to bring the indispensable peoples' voice and actions into this politically intolerable scene.

Arrest & Prosecute Torture Architect John Yoo

 

"A Conversation with Professor John Yoo"  Deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003, Yoo helped draft the Patriot Act and author the legal basis for the NSA 'PRISM' program.
World Can't Wait joins with a large section of the U.S. population -- and billions worldwide -- in outrage at the unconstitutional, illegitimate surveillance of whole populations by the U.S. which has been covered up and lied about for years.
We Defend Edward Snowden for his courageous action in revealing vast, unlawful surveillance by the United States.
We Call on others to join us in opposing the U.S. government's plans to gain custody of him, to try and imprison him on espionage charges. 

Attend Bradley Manning Defense at Trial

Monday July 8 Bradley Manning Defense Begins at Ft. Meade:   We must fill all the public seats in the courtroom, and fill the overflow space next week! Protest outside the gates at Ft. Meade 7:00 am.  Trial begins 9:30 am. 

In Court with Bradley Manning

by Debra Sweet, Director of World Can't Wait            We learned while in a strange, airless, windowless trailer-like military court at the infamous Ft. Meade, during the trial of Bradley Manning on Thursday, June 28, that the U.S. military has blocked access, worldwide, for anyone in the military to the website of The Guardian, apparently in reaction to the leaks by Edward Snowden on vast surveillance of whole populations by the National Security Administration.  Ironically, or not, Ft. Meade is the home of the NSA.

Report on the Emergency Forum at Cooper Union

240 people came together on short notice on June 19,2013 in The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC, and hundreds more watched online as we united to say “We will not be complicit... We DO NOT Consent.” The room reverberated with outrage, support for Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and, in some cases, newly acquired knowledge of the crime against humanity unfolding at Guantanamo, where over 100 prisoners are on a hunger strike. 

Hands Off Edward Snowden - Indict Criminals Responsible for Vast Government Spying

 

WE DEFEND Edward Snowden for his courageous action in revealing vast, unlawful surveillance by the United States.

 

WE CALL on others to join us in opposing the U.S. government’s plans to gain custody of him, to try  and imprison him on espionage charges.

Manifest and Step Up Support for Bradley Manning

Pack the Courtroom: Free Bradley Manning!   Inside Ft. Meade , a U.S. military base near Baltimore, which houses the headquarters of the NSA, Bradley Manning, is undergoing a court martial in front of a military judge. Manning is the Army private who made available a huge trove of classified information about U.S. war crimes and torture to Wikileaks in 2010.

Bradley Manning has supporters around the U.S. and the world who recognize him as a hero. But in the fourth week of his trial, those attending it, joined by some press, are being taunted by the prosecutor because the public seats in the courtroom are not filled every day.

Stopping Indefinite Detention by the US: Guantánamo & Bagram: Left Forum Panel

World Can't Wait Left Forum Panel - 6/16/2013

Eleven years since the building of the US prison at Guantánamo, and nine years after disclosures of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, US policy has settled into de facto indefinite detention of thousands.  Included in the Democratic Party talking points of 2008 was a call to close Guantánamo; in 2012 they did not discuss it.  Meanwhile, the largest body of prisoners held without the right to habeas corpus is in the US prison at Bagram, Afghanistan.   The majority of prisoners at Guantánamo began a hunger strike in Feburary 2013 as a desperate call for public attention, as conditions for them have worsened under Obama.

Emergency Forum 6/19/2013 Cooper Union Great Hall, NYC

Through an act of tremendous courage and self-sacrifice, Edward Snowden has revealed the most massive government spying in history into the communications and activities of billions of people on the planet.

If you are outraged by these revelations, by the trampling on fundamental rights, and by the war crimes being carried out in our name--you needed to be at NYC Cooper Union Great Hall this past Wednesday night June 19th.

Stopping Indefinite Detention: Guantanamo & Bagram

A multi-media presentation with an ongoing slide show of art against torture.

Eleven years since the building of the US prison at Guantánamo, and nine years after disclosures of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, US policy has settled into de facto indefinite detention of thousands.  Included in the Democratic Party talking points of 2008 was a call to close Guantánamo; in 2012 they did not discuss it.  Meanwhile, the largest body of prisoners held without the right to habeas corpus is in the US prison at Bagram, Afghanistan.   The majority of prisoners at Guantánamo began a hunger strike in Feburary 2013 as a desperate call for public attention, as conditions for them have worsened under Obama.

AN EVENING OF CONSCIENCE: HANDS OFF SNOWDEN & MANNING! CLOSE GUANTANAMO NOW!

 

We will not be Complicit…We DO NOT Consent!   No Government Spying on Whole Populations.

Hands Off Snowden & Manning.   Close Guantanamo NOW.

An Evening of Conscience: Hands Off Snowden & Manning! Close Guantanamo NOW!

The Great Hall at Cooper Union, Manhattan       June 19,2013 -  7pm

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