breanna manning

Today is the two year anniversary of the release of the Afghan War Logs
July 25, 2012 

After exposing horrific war crimes, including the murder of hundreds of civilians, air strikes on entire villages, psychological warfare, US Department of Defense contracted employees engaging in child prostitution among many other inhumane incidents, Wikileaks & whistleblower Breanna Manning are still considered to be terrorists to the United States & other international governments. 

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been detained without charge in any country for 596 days.

Manning has been tortured & in prison for 793 days without trial.
Bradley Manning is a trans hero – I fear for him in prison

Paris Lees: In my brief time in jail I found a way to express my femaleness, but Manning has a lifetime ahead of him locked in a cage

I do not know strictly how the US prison system works with regards to transitioning, indeed if there are any guidelines at all. I fear however that unless it is fought again,this may be a way to create a fate for private Manning that is actually worse than death row.

  • bradass87: i think the thing that got me the most… that made me rethink the world more than anything
  • bradass87: was watching 15 detainees taken by the Iraqi Federal Police… for printing “anti-Iraqi literature”… the iraqi federal police wouldn’t cooperate with US forces, so i was instructed to investigate the matter, find out who the “bad guys” were, and how significant this was for the FPs… it turned out, they had printed a scholarly critique against PM Maliki… i had an interpreter read it for me… and when i found out that it was a benign political critique titled “Where did the money go?” and following the corruption trail within the PM’s cabinet… i immediately took that information and *ran* to the officer to explain what was going on… he didn’t want to hear any of it… he told me to shut up and explain how we could assist the FPs in finding *MORE* detainees…
  • bradass87: everything started slipping after that… i saw things differently
Watch on

MUST WATCH: Julian Assange speaks from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in his first appearance in two months. 

“The US must renounce its witch hunt on Wikileaks… Bradley Manning must be released. If Bradley Manning did as he is accused, he is a hero & an example to all of us & one of the world’s more foremost political prisoners. Bradley Manning must be released.”

samstrident-blog  asked:

re: your recent post on PVC Manning, I don't know if you've reported on this before, but she identifies as a woman, and according to the Manning-Lamo Chat Logs, she goes by Breanna.

» SFB says: While there is evidence — specifically in the chat logs with Lamo — of this, and it has come up in court, we’re largely going off of evidence from correspondence initially intended to be private and court proceedings where it was suggested that Bradley Manning suffered from gender identity disorder in the past, but not whether he continues to do so. What if, for example, Manning never intended on going public until after they were out of the military? What if this was forced out into the public eye against Manning’s will? (While the Lamo chatlogs suggest against this, people can and do change their minds.) We have no problem with calling Manning Breanna. The trouble here is that there’s been no public overture that it’s Manning’s intention (from, say, Manning’s defense attorney, who posted the photo and called him “PFC Bradley Manning”), but Manning is in a situation where’s it’s difficult to say that out loud. I think that’s why you haven’t seen more mainstream outlets run with this story angle — the lines are blurry, and I think it’s hard for any outlet to make a change like this without public confirmation. What do you guys think? — Ernie @ SFB 

Can we just take a moment to think about how the Obama administration basically just tried to say that journalism should be illegal?

I mean that’s a slight hyperbole but also a really good hook. But what I’m talking about is how they kept going after this “aiding the enemy” charge against Manning. They knew that Pfc. Manning never gave those documents to any “enemy” organization and never had that intention. What Manning did was give the files to wikileaks who put them online on a website that that Taliban, Al-Qaeda, etc could access.
So they were saying that publishing anything about the US government anywhere that could be read by “enemies” which they did not already know would be considered aiding the enemy. So that would mean that US citizens would know almost nothing about what the military was doing or planning on doing or any laws being passed related to it. I mean, that would be aiding the enemy in the exact same amount and way as Manning.

I mean, we know that it was obviously to scare anybody thinking of doing something similar, but the implications are also scary.