Browsing All posts tagged under »Bradley Manning«

The Farce of Bradley Manning’s Persecution

March 11, 2012 by

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At long last, Bradley Manning has been charged. It has only taken almost two years, and was more likely resulting from the military’s inability to ‘break’ him by torture into becoming a star ‘witness’ against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The death penalty is probably still on the table, despite comments to the contrary, if merely […]

Guest Post: Against Violence Under the Cloak of Care

April 20, 2011 by

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By Mirjam Eikelboom Originally published on WLCentral.org *** President Obama recently stated that Private Manning’s conditions comply with the Pentagon’s basic standards. Given that those standards apparently permit Private Manning to be subjected to plainly unconstitutional conditions, it is clear that the Department of Defense must adapt its standards to meet the demands of the […]

PayPal Surrenders, Still Needs Boycott

February 26, 2011 by

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In the space of hours, PayPal blocked the account of Courage to Resist, got rightfully flamed, and then unblocked the accounts. It was a lovely little instance of a corporation being on the receiving end of some duly-deserved slapping around, and generally getting put in its place. Let us savor this wonderful victory over the […]

DRAFT: Open Letter to UNESCO on World Press Freedom Nomination

January 15, 2011 by

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This is a draft of the letter I will send off to UNESCO. Comments and ideas are welcome! I will send off the final version shortly before 15 February. Version 1.1 — Thank you Mirjam! (update: 16-01-2011) I begin this nomination with a confession. I am not a Member State of UNESCO. Nor am I […]