Tuesday 27th November 2012:
STANDING WITH BRAD AS BRAD TAKES THE STAND
As Bradley Manning’s ‘Unlawful Pretrial Punishment’ motion hearing began in Fort Meade, Maryland, so a group of around 20 people braved the elements to gather in solidarity outside the US embassy in London.
Standing opposite the grim facade of the building has become a familiar act of opposition every time Bradley has appeared before the military judge. We are mindful that today, or in the next few days, Bradley will be speaking in court for the first time. With rain showers and wind whipping around us, weather-beaten Londoners scurry by, glancing across to take in our messages and to make sense of the audio bombardment of the Collateral Murder sound track that Veterans for Peace in the UK are playing loudly for all to hear and to contemplate.
We stand in silence and let our placards and the…
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