#TruthCon – Occupy the Truth: Whistleblower’s Conference – UC Berkeley @OccupyTheTruth
Countdown: In two days, we kickoff our Occupy the Truth: Whistleblowers Conference! The three day event will begin at 6pm on Friday, February 17th with a Bradley Manning Panel featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Ann Wright and Ray McGovern, followed by a performance by Reverend Billy!
Do NOT miss the fun!!! – live or livestream – Friday Feb 19 – Sunday Feb 21 #TruthCon. All of the very minimal door fees go to Brad’s defense fund. Join the conversation on twitter and watch livestream! Follow @OccupyTheTruth and @FreshJuiceParty on Twitter for updates & during the conference.
Let’s Get Bradley Manning the Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize is supposed to go to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
Three members of Parliament in Iceland have nominated Bradley Manning and laid out the case:
“Manning is a soldier in the United States army who stands accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The leaked documents pointed to a long history of corruption, war crimes, and imperialism by the United States government in international dealings. These revelations have fueled democratic uprising around the world, including a democratic revolution in Tunisia. According to journalists, his alleged actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on our foreign policies, and most recently contributed to the Obama Administration agreeing to withdraw all U.S.troops from the occupation in Iraq.”
Few have done more. A number of previous peace laureates have done far less.
Let’s urge the Nobel Committee to award the prize to someone who has earned it.
Manning supporters in Spain tell us that many around the world are still unaware Bradley Manning and the crucial role he is charged with playing in revealing to the world unethical, shocking and criminal behavior that the US would rather have kept hidden.
In order to spread the word, person to person, city to city, nation to nation, we are supporting the Bradley Manning Global Awareness Campaign to put his face everywhere, in creative, beautiful, and inevitably *lulzy* ways, so that as the law-flouting Kangaroo Court pantomimes through its railroad of the preeminent whistle-blower of our time into a life sentence in military prison or worse, we make it as difficult and uncomfortable as possible for them.
No video yet, but this is the basic idea.
Thank you to Bradley Manning Support Network and others for helping to promote this! <3