Sunday, 6 March 2011

Bradley Manning: The Unknown Soldier

Sophie Elmhirst's article about Bradley Manning for the New Statesman is now online.
"The spotlight has been on Julian Assange, but the 23-year-old accused of leaking US secrets to WikiLeaks, is held in solitary confinement at a US army base and faces life in prison. Can anyone save him?"
It's far and away the best thing that's ever been written about him, with much on his terrible, inhumane treatment in prison.
Sadly things have just got even worse. Bradley Manning Support Network reports ; "Private First Class Bradley Manning, in detention at United States Marine Corps Base Quantico Brig in Virginia, was forced to strip naked on the evening of March 2nd, 2011, left naked in his cell all night and forced to stand at attention for the facility’s five a.m. wake-up call, according to his legal representative, US Army Court Martial specialist, David E. Coombs..."
Fagburn wonders if they took a perverse pleasure in humiliating a gay man this way.
Act on your anger.


  1. When DOMA is struck down I am going to be one of those bitches who marries guys in prison, starting with Bradley Manning. He is a real HERO and I love him!

  2. I like the photo - the way he stares out accusing us. Moving.