Originally posted on WISE Up Action - A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange:
When we heard that Tim Price’s powerful play ‘The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning’ was to be performed by National Theatre Wales in schools in Pembrokeshire, Cardiff and Flintshire during April, starting with Tasker Milward, the school Bradley attended as a teenager in Haverfordwest, it seemed an ideal opportunity to organise a series of solidarity actions and events to coincide with these performances. Our aim was to raise awareness of, share information about and generate support for this young man with Welsh roots who has been held for almost two years without trial in America accused of blowing the whistle on war crimes and revealing other truths the US would have preferred to keep buried. Bradley Manning has been tortured and denied his constitutional rights. President Obama, Commander-in-Chief of the military, has already said he’s guilty and has therefore irrevocably prejudiced the upcoming court martial as well as breaking – and not for the first time – his pre-election promise to protect whistleblowers.
WISE Up (WISE = Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English) is a loose network of groups and individuals campaigning for Bradley Manning. We call for all charges against Bradley Manning to be dropped and for his immediate release. Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime!