March on WashingtonBeginn: Fr, 23. Aug 00:00 CEST 2013
Ende: Mo, 26. Aug 00:00 CEST 2013
Tags: Whistleblower, Bradley Manning, Krieg, Militär, Frieden, Abrüstung, Soziales, Frauen
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
HEROIC WHISTLEBLOWER MANNING SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS
HARSH SENTENCE TARGETS THOSE WHO EXPOSE GOVERNMENT'S CRIMINAL ACTS
On August 21, Col. Denise Lind handed out a brutally unjust sentence to a courageous whistleblower whose leaks offered an unprecedented look into U.S. government crimes, misdeeds, and manipulations. While the military prosecutors were unable to obtain a sentence as harsh as they sought, it has still imposed a harsh sentence aimed entirely at criminalizing those who expose government misdeeds.
Shortly after sentencing, the person born as Bradley Manning relayed through a statement that she is a woman, and would from now on be known as Chelsea Manning and use female pronouns.
Manning was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, this sentence is more than 17 years longer than what had been the longest sentence served for leaking information to the media; it is more in line with those sentences of those convicted of leaking information for money to so-called enemies of the United States.
It is important to note the disgusting contrast in the punishment meted out to Manning on the one hand, and the treatment of war criminals that for the past decade have sown torture, death, and destruction across the world. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld remain completely free despite the massive war crimes conceived and executed under their leadership. John Brennan, a key advocate of the Bush-era torture regime, has not only faced no criminal charges, but has become an important and celebrated member of President Obama's government. Others such as Michael Hayden and Cofer Black have spun their criminal exploits into lucrative careers.
DEMONSTRATION: 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
CONTINUATION OF THE BATTLE FOR JOBS, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
To mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the National Action Network and Martin Luther King, III are co-convening a demonstration to continue the battle for jobs, justice and freedom. The ANSWER Coalition is supporting and mobilizing for this important demonstration.
CALL TO ACTION: NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS FOR WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY AUG. 23-26
FROM WOMEN ORGANIZED TO RESIST AND DEFEND (WORD)
On August 23-26, WORD is calling for nationwide demonstrations in honor of Women's Equality Day to stop the right-wing attacks targeting women's rights and the rights of all oppressed people.
WHY WASHINGTON ISN'T CUTTING $1.5 BILLION TO EGYPT'S MILITARY
BRIAN BECKER DISCUSSES U.S.-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS ON RT'S BREAKING THE SET
More than 600 were killed and thousands wounded in a single day as Egypt's military declared martial law. Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, analyzes the orientation of U.S. imperialism toward Egypt's military.
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