Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Massive Demonstration By Wikileaks Whistleblower Supporters

There are always two sides to a story, specially THIS story. There are many who call Bradley Manning a traitor for handing over the US Military documents to WikiLeaks, while another faction call him a whistle-blowing hero. A group of the latter have organized a massive demonstration at Beale Air Force Base. Which side are you on?
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Supporters of Wikileaks Whistleblower Organize a Massive Protest:

BEALE AFB - In a major end-of-year protest, military personnel here will be encouraged to support fellow serviceman Bradley Manning, who allegedly provided WikiLeaks the 'collateral murder' video and thousands of confidential military documents revealing U.S. war crimes.

The demonstration, also targeting killer drones flown out of Beale AFB, starts today at the Beale AFB (west side/main gate) at 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then 3:30 p.m. through 5:30 p.m.

Protesters from Veterans for Peace, CodePINK and other groups locally and from San Francisco and Sacramento are demanding "basic constitutional principles and human rights" for Manning, a 22-year-old Army private being held under inhumane conditions.

"He has been cruelly treated for seven months under conditions that many would consider torture.......for revealing the truth to the world community about the failed 'war on terror,'" said Toby Blome of CodePINK.

Protesters are encouraging military personnel at Beale AFB to support Manning, and resist war and the use of the drones.

CodePINK Bay Area will join with the Peace Center of Nevada County to hold banners and other "visuals" (including giant puppets). CodePINK has held similar actions in Nevada and other locations protesting the use of killer drones in the Middle East that kill innocent civilians.

"If we can't stop our government from continuing these costly, endless and immoral occupations, our only other option is to encourage military personnel to become war resisters. We want service men and women who control drones, thousands of miles from the battlefield, to be the change to end war," said Blome.

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