Report: London Vigil for Bradley Manning

WISE Up Action - A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

Tuesday 27th November 2012:


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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About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at:
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