Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Queer+ Friends of Bradley Manning Marching at Manchester Pride on Saturday!

 QUEER+ Friends of Bradley will be marching in support of gay whistle-blowing hero Bradley Manning this coming Saturday (24th August) and we'd love for people to join us on the march. If you're not aware of who Bradley is, there's some information about him below.
We have a banner, placards, stickers, flyers, and whistles! We very much welcome straight allies, you don't need to be queer to join us! Please do let us know if you plan to come; Manchester Pride does place limits on the number of people able to walk in a group.
Unfortunately, information coming from Manchester Pride organisers is a little sparse at the moment but we’ll be meeting somewhere along Liverpool Road, Castlefield (enter via Water Street, not Deansgate) from 11am. As soon as we arrive we’ll lay out the banner and the Bradley Manning placards so that you can spot us along the pre-march lineup. Hopefully we’ll get more specific details about are march start point in the next couple of days.
For updates as we have them, for a contact number on the day, or if you have any questions, please email 
Nobel Peace Prize nominee PFC Bradley Manning, a 25-year-old Army intelligence analyst, who released the Collateral Murder video, that shows the killing of unarmed civilians and two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. Manning also shared documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables. These documents were published by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and they have illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, along with a number of human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy. Given the war crimes exposed by these documents, PFC Bradley Manning should be given a medal of honor.

Queer+ Friends of Bradley Manning can be found at:

Oliver Shykles
Queer Friends of Bradley Manning

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