When: Sunday, June 30, meet at 11 am Where: 4500 N. Broadway, Chicago, one block south of Wilson stop on Red Line What: Gay Liberation Network contingent for Bradley Manning & Marriage Equality in Chicago Pride Parade
Look for World Can’t Wait’s banner: “We take PRIDE in Whistleblowers – Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden!”
Inside Ft. Meade , a U.S. military base near Baltimore that houses the headquarters of the NSA, Bradley Manning is on court martial in front of a military judge. Manning is the Army private who made available a huge trove of classified information about U.S. war crimes and torture to Wikileaks in 2010.
Bradley Manning has supporters around the U.S. and the world who recognize him as a hero. But in the fourth week of his trial, those attending it, joined by some press, are being taunted by the prosecutor because the public seats in the courtroom are not filled every day.
It’s time to get our bodies in that courtroom and in the streets and manifest support for this brave, principled man who acted to expose the government’s crimes. And it’s time many more people learn about and support Bradley Manning. World Can’t Wait is proud to join GLN to demand “Free Bradley” and reach out to almost a million people who come to one of the biggest pride parades in the country.
As Bradley Manning said, “I believed that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information contained within the [Iraq and Afghan War Logs] this could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as well as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.” Learn more about Bradley Manning and read his words.
Watch video and read about the Emergency Forum in New York last week: NO to government surveillance, hands off Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden! Close Guantanamo NOW!
Defending Dr. Cheryl Chastine, A Hero!
Women and men supporting Dr. Cheryl Chastine outnumbered the “pro-life” demonstrators trying to shame and threaten this brave doctor who travels from her family practice clinic in Oak Park to provide abortions to women in Wichita, KS, where Dr. George Tiller was murdered in May 2013, a tremendous loss to women everywhere. Here’s a short, inspiring video of the action last Wednesday.
This must be just the start, however, since we know from bitter experience that these anti-women groups will not stop until all women are robbed of the right to determine when and if to bear children. To get involved with Stop Patriarchy in Chicago, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride is coming through Chicago in late July as it crosses the country. Be part of welcoming them, join all or part of the ride, and donate whatever you can to support these brave women and men! Learn more at stoppatriarchy.org.