Wikileaks

Whistleblower Reveals Systematic Humiliation of Detainees

By David Edwards and Muriel Kane 

Note –  On October 20, Ethan McCord will be joining World Can't Wait for a live webcast on the Collateral Murder video released by Wikileaks. Ethan is the soldier in video carrying the young girl from the van.  Today, he has also just released some videos showing humiliation of detainees...
 
A former US soldier in Iraq has come forward with video of his fellow soldiers subjecting Iraqi detainees to what he describes as "mental, emotional, degrading" abuse.
 
US Army Specialist Ethan McCord was a member of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, the same unit that was involved in a 2007 helicopter attack in Baghdad shown in a leaked video released last April by WikiLeaks.

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NYC: Forum on U.S. War Crimes

 Following on the publication October 7 in the NY Times of the statement "Crimes Are Crimes...No Matter Who Does Them," three significant forums on aspects of US war crimes are coming up in the next few weeks.  If there was any doubt in your mind about crimes, or any need for more information, you can hear more from reliable experts and witnesses about what has happened and is happening and what you can do about it!

 
Collateral Murder   
posted by Wikileaks.org in 2010

followed by  A Discussion of Collateral Murder and Targeted Assasinaton

Wednesday October 20 at 7:00
LGBT Center 208 West 13th Street, NYC

Commentary on the film by Ethan McCord--   Ethan is a dissident veteran of Bravo Company 2-16, the unit involved in killing 12 Iraqi civilians in the Collateral Murder video from 2007.

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Bradley Manning is a Hero!

By Marjorie Cohn

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking military secrets to the public. This week, his supporters are holding rallies in 21 cities, seeking Manning's release from military custody. Manning is in the brig for allegedly disclosing a classified video depicting U.S. troops shooting civilians from an Apache helicopter in Iraq in July 2007. The video, available at www.collateralmurder.com, was published by WikiLeaks on April 5, 2010. Manning faces 52 years in prison. No charges have been filed against the soldiers in the video.

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End Illegal War: Support Bradley Manning

By Ann Wright 

 
Bradley Manning is accused of telling the truth.
 
He now faces decades in prison for letting Americans see the truth about our wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, by allegedly leaking the "Collateral Murder" videos of a Reuters cameraman being shot and killed by a US helicopter to WikiLeaks. He is also being investigated for the leak of the "Afghan War Diary" documents that were also released by WikiLeaks - in conjunction with The New York Times, The Guardian UK and the German magazine Der Spiegel - exposing the war in Afghanistan as a costly quagmire that has cost countless civilian Afghan lives, as well as the lives of over 1,000 US soldiers.

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Team Obama's War on Wikileaks

By Chris Floyd 

Here it comes: with the bizarre "rape-no rape" charges against Julian Assange, the War Machine's assault against Wikileaks has now begun in earnest.

These days, the powers-that-be don't go straight to the shiv in the back or the poison in the drink or the faked suicide or the tragic car accident on a dark road; no, today we are a bit more circumspect in taking down high-profile irritants of empire. The modern way is to begin the takedown with a smear campaign -- preferably some sort of ""moral turpitude" to sully their public image and discredit their entire cause.

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“The Military is Keeping this Information Secret, to Prosecute the War and to Hide Abuse”

Julian Assange on the Afghanistan war logs: "They Show the True Nature of this War"

How to Show "Collateral Murder" Outside in Public

World Can't Wait | August 9, 2010

Get in touch with us if you need a DVD copy of Collateral Murder. We are distributing copies of the video along with the Afghan War Diary documents. Contact us. 

Report from the Bay Area (also see Collateral Eye Opening…):

Our team set up just after dark on Shattuck Avenue, outside a closed store, and started letting passersby know they could watch this video with us. As our crew set up the projector, movie screen, and loudspeaker we also started giving out flyers: “More War Crimes Exposed – Now What Do We Do?” and on the back, the Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People written by Ethan McCord and Josh Stieber.  (Ethan and Josh were both members of Bravo Company 2-16, the unit shown in the video as it murders 12 Iraqi civilians.  Ethan is seen in the footage, the soldier running for help with a wounded Iraqi child in his arms).

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Manning to Country: End These Insane Wars!

 by libbyliberal 

How many million are dead from our wars? How many troops by now are dead or are doomed to lives of physical and mental debilitation? I wonder how Obama and Gates et al. look at themselves in the mirror every morning. I wonder if there is still a reflection that appears to them.

Of course, Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates did manage to address the Wikileaks' issue from their bully pulpits before Obama this week began a masterful shell game of distracting from the horrors in Afghanistan with Iraq faux-success.

But last week, Obama and Gates couldn't say enough in their righteously performed sound bites about how concerned they are that innocent Afghans may NOW be in jeopardy as well as our poor troops from the leaked disclosures.

 

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Wikileaks and Society’s New Norms

By Debra Sweet 

The recorded webcast from Sunday, August 1 concerning the Wikileaks.org revelations about the US occupation of Afghanistan is online and available now. 
 
A highlight was Matthis Chiroux with a group of GI resisters and others organizing active duty soldiers at Ft. Hood as they talked about protesting the upcoming deployment of the 3rd Regiment back to Iraq. Watch now.
 

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