I saw this via a tweet on my phone, because I am still travelling but believe it is important I am just going to copy and paste below…
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Listen now: Freedom of the Press Foundation Publishes Leaked Audio of Bradley Manning’s Statement ||
Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. In addition, we have published highlights from Manning’s statement to the court.
While unofficial transcripts of this statement are widely available, this marks the first time the American public has heard the actual voice of Manning.
Joe Glenton, Afghan veteran: “Bradley Manning served democracy far better than the generals who want him sent to jail”
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When Bradley Manning was asked by a military judge recently if he understood what would happen if every soldier ignored their commanders in favour of their own moral code, he answered“You’d have junior ranks making their own decisions until the organisation seizes up.” He did not add, as he might have done, and as I would, is that in a post 9/11 context this might be a good thing.
Back in 2011 when Julian Assange was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, I was thrilled. Whether or not he won didn’t matter; the fact that he was recognized, I hope, let him see how valuable he is to society. We the people need the truth; the uncensored truth, and it takes a really strong soul and a very courageous person to do what is right…especially when it exposing the truth(s) puts their life in danger.