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Saturday, March 2, 2013
Bradley Manning's personal statement to court martial: full text
The guardian recently reported, "Bradley Manning read out a personal statement
to the court in Fort Meade, Maryland, at a pre-trial hearing over his
prosecution for leaking the largest trove of state secrets in US history.
provides the first account in his own words and under his own name of how he
came to download hundreds of thousands of classified documents and videos from
secure military databases and transmit them to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
government has refused to publish contemporaneous transcripts and documents
from the Manning court martial, prompting legal complaints from open
government groups. In the absence of a full official copy of Manning's
statement, journalists covering the case have had to rely on their own
note-taking from the courtroom....
Read full article and Private
Manning's statement here:
Food for thought: The unlawful treatment of Private Bradley
Manning, so far, is the best example of how military veterans are continuously being
denied their Constitutional rights.
In the case of
Bradley Manning, the victims of military rape and sexual assault, as well as my
case, clearly demonstrates how veterans Civil Rights and Human Rights are being
violated. I will spare the details of my
story on this blog, but you’ll soon be able to read all about it in my memoir,
In the documentary, “The Invisible War”, military rape victims
spoke about how their complaints were ignored by their supervisors and upper
chain of command. The victims never
received justice in the end and their perpetrators were never prosecuted. Unfortunately most of the perpetrators have
since been discharged from the military, released into the general population and are most likely seeking
employment with our law enforcement or security firms.
Until the 1965 Equal Employment Opportunity Act is
amended, relinquishing military officials from being able to “manage”
themselves, our veterans will continue to suffer both physically and
mentally. Furthermore, our tax dollars are
being used to aid senior military officials in carrying out their unlawful
treatment against our veterans as well as feeding their corporate greed!
Help petition Congress to amend the 1965 Equal Employment
Act and to finally put an end to military corruption!