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Thursday, 22 August 2013

35 years for exposing criminal activity

Bradley Manning’s courageous decision in 2010 to release US diplomatic cables and other information exposed to the world the machinations of the US military industrial complex and numerous violations of international law. Yesterday at the conclusion of his show trial Manning received a 35 year prison sentence. It’s worth remembering that the Wikileaks publication of US embassy cables also revealed disturbing and subservient channels of communications within the UK labour movement as well as close monitoring of trade union activity.

Bradley Manning is a prisoner of conscience and deserves our solidarity: