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LGBT Community Must Support Gay Alleged Wikileaker Bradley Manning

GLN permalink 6-15-2011

Bradley Manning, a gay man, is the alleged source of the Wikileaks revelations which blew the lid off of U.S. war crimes in Iraq and exposed America's dealings with corrupt and brutal dictators around the world.

His alleged leaks show that both the Bush and Obama administrations have cynically sought political and economic gain for the U.S. while thumbing their noses at gross human rights violations. In turn, the revelations helped spur the North African "Arab Spring," helping dismantle a string of despots who had savagely repressed their peoples for decades.

Manning's mistreatment by the authorities before he was transferred to Ft. Leavenworth prison bore many of the same hallmarks of homophobically-tinged sexual humiliation inflicted on prisoners at Iraq's Abu-Ghraib prison and elsewhere. Manning's case is one that LGBT's and human rights supporters must champion.

To help spread the word about GLN has just produced a short film from the Free Bradley Manning rally held in Leavenworth, KS on June 4, 2011, outside of the prison where he is held:

Free Bradley Manning action in Leavenworth, KS -- June 4, 2011

More information about Manning's case is available at

Americans have the right to know. Free Bradley Manning.

Free Bradley Manning @ Pride

The Gay Liberation Network has initiated a "Free Bradley Manning" contingent in this year's Pride Parade in Chicago -- an opportunity for us spread the anti-war / defend civil liberties messages to literally 1/2 million people who attend the parade.

Marching with us will be Chicago Area CodePINK, World Can't Wait and Join The Impact-Chicago.

We invite other groups and individuals to join us as well. To participate in the contingent simply go to the corner of Halsted & Diversey (a few blocks east of the "Diversey" Brown Line el stop) at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 26. We highly recommend that you do not drive there - if you must drive, go to an el stop, park there, and take the el to the Diversey stop. The day-of cell phone contact number will be 773-209-1187

Need more info? Email LGBTliberation@aol.com

Report Back From Ft. Leavenworth

A report back from the June 4th Free Bradley Manning protests in NYC and Ft. Leavenworth, initiated by World Can't Wait, will be held at 7:30 PM, Thursday, June 23 at Chicago's LGBT community center, The Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street.

Interview - Andy Thayer of Gay Liberation Network @ Rally for Bradley Manning, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Gay Liberation Network


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