Panel Event: To Private Manning, Thank You

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Date(s) - 04/05/2013
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall

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Panel Event: To Private Manning, Thank You

Please join us at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq. South, NYC, on Friday April 5th, for discussion and artwork about Bradley Manning and the important revelations he courageously brought forward.

Doors open at 5:30 pm for informal discussions and activities.

Seating for the panel discussion is general admission and will begin approximately 7:30. It is encouraged to arrive early.

Panel discussion to begin promptly at 8pm.

The event is free, however there is an art print auction (of the image above) to raise money for the Bradley Manning Defense Fund.

Scheduled panelists:

Birgitta Jónsdóttir – Icelandic MP and Wikileaks activist; this is Birgitta’s first visit to the US since she helped produce the “Collateral Murder” video leaked by Bradley Manning.

Alexa O’Brien – An independent journalist, Alexa’s work has been essential to anyone interested in Bradley Manning’s case. Alexa has compiled the most complete record of the Bradley Manning proceedings anywhere, which can be found on her blog here.

Kevin Gosztola – A writer/journalist for, Kevin has regularly covered the court martial of Bradley Manning and is co-author (with Greg Mitchell) of Truth and Consequences: The U.S. vs. Bradley Manning.

Peter Hart – Activism Director and Media Analyst at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), Peter is also Co-host & Co-producer of CounterspinFAIR’s weekly radio program.

Sam Seder (moderator) – Host of the award-winning Majority Report podcast, M-F, and co-host of Ring of Fire radio on weekends with Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Mike Papantonio. Sam is a writer, comedian, and frequent political commentator/host on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and Current TV.

Find more info on this event here.


Other Bradley Manning solidarity events:

Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and filmmaker Michael Moore invite you,

On April 3rd, Icelandic Parliamentarian, activist WikiLeaks contributor and “poetician” Birgitta Jonsdottir is making her first visit to the United States since the release of the “Collateral Murder” video. This video is one of the most graphic and devastating pieces of journalism from the war in Iraq. Bradley Manning, who has now been in jail for over 1000 days without trial, leaked this video to raise awareness.

On Friday April 5th, we invite you to an evening of art and discussion to sow the seeds of resistance against illegal imperialist wars, and to discuss the present state of free speech and freedom of the press. Your presence at Judson Memorial Church would send a clear signal that we the people value truth and stand against the unbelievable lack of ethics and accountability this, and other leaks, consistently reveal.

Doors will open at 5:30 PM, for two hours of drinks, refreshments, and artwork , including stills from Collateral Murder, art prints by Molly Crabapple, and Laura Poitras’s five-minute documentary.

Then at 8 PM, we’ll move to a discussion among Birgitta, independent journalist Alexa O’Brien, FireDogLake’s Kevin Gosztola, and FAIR media critic Peter Hart, moderated by Sam Seder.

See more information about their discussion here, and see how to bid on Molly Crabapple’s art prints of Bradley Manning here.

Birgitta and comrades will be speaking in order to raise awareness about Bradley and raise funds for his defense. Along with helping Bradley we would like to help the families in Iraq effected by this war crime, and Ethan McCord the soldier on the scene in the video who helped the injured children – he now has severe PTSD. In interest of sparking discussion and more shifts in awareness levels printed stills from the video will be on exhibit for the very first time.

Please come stand with Birgitta Jonsdottir and support hero Bradley Manning and the ethics and values he so clearly embodies.

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Schedule of other events for Birgitta’s upcoming visit:

– Thursday April 4th 5pm Yippie 9 Bleecker St, NYC

– Thursday, April 4th 7pm Yeslabs Hemispheric Institute 20 Cooper Square, NYC

– Sunday April 7th 5-7pm Culture Project 45 Bleecker St, NYC

Other informal gatherings, a press conference and discussions are planned for Birgitta’s visit – she will be in NYC from April 3rd through the 8th.

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