“The United States has about 5 percent of the world’s population, but we have 25 percent of the world’s prisoners – we incarcerate a greater percentage of our population than any country on Earth,” said Michael Jacobson (the director of the non-partisan Vera Institute of Justice, also running the NYC jail and probation systems throughout the ’90s.
Though we all know Facebook, in partnership with the government (and many others), monitor us and have been spying on innocent citizens via Facebook with the excuse that is for “national security” when actually it only really seems to aid in arresting people for things as insane as a teenager making a sarcastic remark to hunting down people who for using drugs. Continue reading Why is America Allowed to Monitor and/or Imprison the Wrong People?→
This article is brilliant; I have fallen in love with the truths within. The author I have the utmost love and respect for as he speaks the truth just as it needs to be spoken. Love it-Follow the author on twitter @ garyyounge – link below.
The whistleblowers are the new generation of American patriots
When Darrell Anderson, 22, joined the US military he knew there was going to be a war, and he wanted to fight it.
“I thought I was going to free Iraqi people,” he told me. “I thought I was going to do a good thing.”
Don’t let Bradley Manning suffer any more than he must… Show your support, write him letters, sign petitions, add your photo signature, just as I just did…. Take action, let him know he is a real hero and soldier for TRUTH! That is something to look up to and admire. I know I do. Resources for all the above suggestions have been collected and posted below. Don’t let him suffer alone any more than he already is.
Thank you for supporting Bradley Manning! You can write to Bradley at the following address:
Bradley is currently eligible to receive mail from anyone who wishes to write to him. Bradley does receive a good amount of mail from supporters; however, he usually only replies to family and longtime friends.
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…
And thank you to all the new and old people who are reading my blog…thank you!
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.