What Whistleblowers Reveal and Governments Seek to Conceal

Dennis Loo | July 31, 2013

Yesterday, the judge in Bradley Manning’s show trial found Manning guilty on nearly every charge but the most draconian of “aiding the enemy,” which could have brought the death penalty. If such a trial were going on in Russia today, what angle do you suppose we would hear from the U.S.’s major news outlets and from our highest public officials? That the Russian government was making sure to protect the welfare of the Russian people by going after spies out to harm the Russian people? Hardly. We'd be regaled with talk of how repressive and hypocritical Russia's leaders and system are. 


Outrage that Bradley Found Guilty & War Crimimals are Free

Steering Committee of World Can't Wait | July 30, 2013

Today Bradley Manning was convicted in a military "show trial" of espionage and theft charges for making available to the public classified documents evidencing US war crimes and bullying of other countries. He could be sentenced to 136 years in prison.  The government’s prosecution aimed to make an example of Manning, imprisoning him under harsh conditions, and charging him with “aiding the enemy,” a capital offense, to intimidate others from standing up and speaking out against U.S. war crimes.


Collateral Murder in Military Court: Bradley Manning’s Story

Debra Sweet | July 29, 2013

Closing Argument in Manning's Trial by Clark StoekelyMore than 60 of us filled the courtroom, and spilled into the overflow trailer, at Ft. Meade last Thursday (July 25).  The chief prosecutor for the government, a sneering Major Fein, in closing argument called Bradley Manning a “traitor” for the first time, and also a “hacker,” an “anarchist,” and a “humanist who does not care about humans.”


Free Bradley Manning: The World is Not the Enemy

by Emma Kaplan | May 31, 2013

Afghan Peace Volunteers Thank Bradley ManningBradley Manning is set to go to court martial on June 3rd at Fort Meade, Maryland. He has been charged with 22 violations, the most serious accusation being "aiding the enemy." Manning is charged with leaking the Guantanamo Files, the Afghan War Diary and Iraq War Logs, US State Embassy Cables as well as the Collateral Murder video which shows the U.S. murdering civilians including two Reuters journalists in Iraq from an Apache helicopter.


An Appeal from Daniel Ellsberg

by Daniel Ellsberg | May 28, 2013

Daniel Ellsberg was Bradley ManningDuring the Vietnam War I worked in the Pentagon under Robert McNamara. In Vietnam, my background as a Marine officer allowed me to walk with the troops in combat and see the war up close. What I found was a costly, immoral war that could not be allowed to continue.

My decision to reveal the top secret Pentagon Papers to the American public was an act of conscience. These documents showed that we were in a destructive, wrongful war, and that we had entered that war under false pretenses. My hope was that, armed with this truth, the American people could act to end that war.


High Stakes in the Cruel and Unjust Trial of Bradley Manning

from Revolution Newspaper | May 24, 2013

The trial of Bradley Manning is set to begin on June 3, at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Manning is a U.S. Army private charged with 22 violations of the "Uniform Code of Military Justice."

Manning already has been imprisoned in solitary confinement for over three years, including 11 months in isolation in a hellhole that Juan Méndez, a special United Nations rapporteur who formally investigated Manning's conditions, described as "cruel, inhuman, and degrading." Manning himself said of those 11 months, "I remember thinking, 'I'm going to die. I'm stuck inside this cage. I just thought I was going to die in that cage. And that's how I saw it: an animal cage."


“Shame, Shame, Shame!” SF Pride Parade Revokes Choice of Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal

Revolution Newspaper | May 9, 2013

The San Francisco Pride Parade is the largest and most famous LGBT Pride event in the world. Every year hundreds of thousands crowd into downtown San Francisco to cheer as the rainbow colors fly over a mile of floats, marching bands, dancers, celebrities, and contingents and then a huge festival. People come from around the world to be at San Francisco Pride. Today’s festivities are more mainstream and more commercialized than in its edgy earlier days, but Pride still symbolizes freedom, dignity and liberation for LGBT people.


SF Pride President Capitulates to Military Groups, Announces Bradley Manning Won’t Be Honored

by Kevin Gosztola | April 29, 2013

A group of former San Francisco Pride parade grand marshals that SF Pride calls its electoral college announced on April 26 that Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay private who the United States military is currently prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks, had been selected as honorary grand marshal for this year’s LGBT Pride Celebration.


Listen to Bradley Manning Speak

Freedom of the Press Foundation  |  March 11, 2013

Bradley ManningFreedom 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 available, this marks the first time the American public has heard the actual voice of Manning.”


"Bradley Manning Is a Hero": Interview with National President of Veterans for Peace

by Revolution Newspaper  |  March 4, 2013

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Leah Bolger, the National President of Veterans for Peace, about the case of Bradley Manning, conducted in January 2013.

"Bradley Manning has been in jail for close to three years now awaiting trial for basically blowing the whistle on war crimes, which was his sworn oath to do. I was in the military for 20 years and I know that when you witness a war crime you are supposed to report it and that is exactly what he did. He released a video tape that implicated the U.S. Up until recently he had not admitted to it but he has now.

"So he did so out of a crisis of conscience.



World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.