Help needed for André Shepherd, US objector seeking German asylum

andreIn 2008, AWOL US soldier André Shepherd applied for asylum in Germany. After his first tour in Iraq, André told himself that he would never again take part "in an illegal war which is contrary to the international laws of human rights."

Please help Courage to Resist and our German allies Connection e.V. in meeting André's immediate legal expenses of at least $556 (423 Euros) via:
http://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/9032-support

Related: André Shepherd's Easter letter to friends.

Stand with Bradley Manning during his Ft Meade hearing next week

manningWashington DC information below. Solidarity events internationally: bradleymanning.org

Tuesday, April 24 – 11am – 2pm
Occupy the Department of Justice (Washington DC)

Join the “Free Bradley Manning” contingent at Occupy the Justice Department The DoJ is a leading collaborating agency involved in the prosecution of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower US Army PFC Bradley Manning. 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC – at the Department of Justice
* “Free Bradley Manning and all political prisoners”
* “End solitary confinement and stop torture”

Wednesday, April 25 – 8am
Stand with Bradley inside and outside the courtroom (Fort Meade MD)

Join the all-day vigil for Bradley Manning at the Fort Mead Main Gate, 8am-5pm (Maryland 175& ┬áReece Rd, Fort Meade, MD 21113). We’ll be holding signs and banners throughout the day. Supporters are also encouraged to attend the courtroom proceedings for all or part of the day. We are currently investigating chartering a bus that would leave from Washington D.C.

Supporters are encouraged to attend Bradley Manning’s court martial motion hearing at Fort Meade on Tuesday, April 24. This hearing is scheduled for April 24-26, beginning at 9am daily. To attend, go to the Fort Meade Visitor Control Center at the Fort Meade Main Gate (Maryland 175 & Reece Rd, Fort Meade, MD 21113). We suggest arriving when the visitor center opens at 7:30am (if you arrive late, you should still be able to get into the courtroom later in the morning).

Supporters are also encouraged to attend the courtroom proceedings for all or part of the day on Thursday, April 26.

For more information about organizing an event in your community April 24-26, please contact emma@bradleymanning.org for ideas and resources.