70 communities to rally for Army whistle-blower facing life behind bars this weekend

bradleyBradley Manning Support Network
and Courage to Resist
February 22, 2013

This weekend, more than 70 cities worldwide are marking PFC Bradley Manning’s 1,000th day in jail without a trial. Supporters are holding rallies, marches, live performances, art installations, and other creative events to raise awareness about the young Army private. The coordinated actions span five continents, with events planned throughout the U.S., across Europe, and as far as South Korea, Portugal, Uganda, and Australia. For example, hundreds in New York City will see a theater production based on Bradley's own words, followed by a rally at Times Square.

“While criminal bankers enjoy immunity because they are ‘too big to fail,’ and now even to jail, a heroic young man faces life in prison for exposing the truth. This global outpouring of concern in protest of Bradley’s 1,000th jail of imprisonment is inspiring,” noted Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Project Director and Bradley Manning Support Network Steering Committee member.

Manning faces life in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, which exposed the murder of civilian journalists and disturbing insights into secretive U.S. foreign policy. In chat logs released by Wired, Manning allegedly states he hoped these releases would motivate "worldwide discussion, debate and reform."

Manning returns to court in Fort Meade, MD, for a pretrial hearing from Feb. 26—March 1, where Judge Denise Lind is expected to rule on the defense’s motion to dismiss charges for lack of a speedy trial. His court-martial trial is scheduled to start June 3, 2013, more than three years after his arrest in May 2010.

Read more about this weekend’s events here, or see below of event listings.

1000 days to many

U.S. Events
Tucson, AZ     Feb 23, 11am-5pm
Tempe, AZ     Feb 23, 5:30-6:30pm
Guerneville, CA     Feb 23, 12-1pm
Cahuenga (L.A.), CA     Feb 23, 9-11am
Los Angeles, CA     Feb 23, 5:30-6:30
Long Beach (L.A.), CA  Feb 23 at 1pm until Feb 24 at 2pm
Montrose (L.A.), CA     Feb 23, 5:30-7pm
Studio City (L.A.), CA     Feb 22, 6:30-7:30pm
San Francisco, CA     Feb 23, 1-4pm
San Diego, CA     Feb 23, 7-9pm
Denver, CO     Feb 23, 12-3:30pm
Washington, DC     (march) Feb 23, 12pm
Washington, DC     (concert & teach-in) Feb 24, 6:30-9pm
Daytona, FL     Feb 24, 11am-2pm
Ft. Lauderdale, FL     Feb 23, 12-1:30pm
Pensacola, FL     Feb 23, 5:30-6:30pm
St. Petersburg, FL     Feb 23, 7pm
Tallahassee, FL     Feb 23, 12-1pm
Hilo, HI     Feb 22, 3:30-5pm
Honolulu, HI     Feb 22, 4-5:30pm
Chicago, IL     Feb 23, 12-1:30pm
Ft. Leavenworth, KS     Feb 23, 1-3pm
New Orleans, LA     Feb 23, 2-6pm
Boston, MA     Feb 23, 1-2pm
Augusta, ME     Feb 23, 11:30am-12pm
Portland, ME     Feb 23, 12pm
Detroit, MI     Feb 23, 3-8pm
Kalamazoo, MI     Feb 23, 2-3pm
Minneapolis, MN     Feb 23, 9:30am-12pm
Wilmington, NC     Feb 23, 12-1:45pm
Eatentown, NJ     Feb 23, 12-1:30pm
Highland Park, NJ     Feb 23, 11:30am-12:30pm
Albuquerque, NM     Feb 23, 10am-12pm
Santa Fe, NM     Feb 23, 12-1pm
New York, NY     Feb 23, 2-4pm
Rochester, NY      Feb 23, 10am-12pm
Toledo, OH     Feb 23, 12pm
Corvallis, OR     ongoing
Philadelphia, PA     Feb 23, 2-4pm
Newport, RI     Feb 23, 1-2pm
Austin, TX     Feb 23, 10:30am
Houston, TX     Feb 23, All Day
Norfolk, VA     Feb 23, 1-4pm
Bristol, VT     Feb 23, 10am-12pm
Bellingham, WA     Feb 23, 1-3pm
Seattle, WA     Feb 23, 12-4pm
International Events
Brisbane, Australia     Feb 23, 10am-12pm
Melbourne, Australia     Feb 22, 2-4pm
Sydney, Australia     Feb 23, 11am-2pm
Brussels, Belgium     Feb 23, 1-2pm
Vancouver, Canada     Feb 23, 1-5pm
Paris, France     Feb 23, 3-5pm
Berlin, Germany      Feb 23, 12:30-3pm
Kaiserslautern, Germany     Feb 23, All Day
Rome, Italy      Feb 23, 4-5pm
The Hague, Netherlands     Feb 25, 7:30-9:15am
Oslo, Norway      Feb 23, 10am-12pm
Oporto, Portugal     Feb 23, 3-6pm
Seoul, South Korea     Feb 23, 11am
Kampala, Uganda     Feb 23, 10am-12pm
Dublin, Ireland     Feb 23, 1-3pm
Birmingham, UK     Feb 23, 2pm
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)     Feb 23, 12pm
London, UK     Feb 23, 2pm
Peterborough, UK     Feb 23, 12-2pm
Yorkshire, UK     Feb 23, 11am
Fairford, UK      Feb 23, 9:30am-12pm
Bangor, Wales, UK     Feb 23, 11am-2pm
Cardiff, Wales, UK     Feb 23, 10:30am-2:30pm
Newport, Wales, UK     Feb 23, 12pm
Wrexham, Wales, UK     Feb 23, 10-11:30am