Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Presents

PPJC's Award-Winning Monthly TV Program and Public Forum
Shining a Light on War and Occupation: The Case ofBRADLEY MANNING
A conversation withJeff PatersonBradley Manning Support NetworkProject Director, Courage to Resist
Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old US Army intelligence analyst, is accused of revealing a video of the killing of civilians—including two Reuters journalists—by a US helicopter in Baghdad, Iraq, to the Wikileaks website. He is also charged with blowing the whistle on the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and revealing US diplomatic cables. In short, he’s been charged with telling us the truth.
The video and documents have illuminated the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.
Never before in U.S. history has someone been charged with “Aiding the enemy through indirect means” by making information public.
In August 1990, Marine artilleryman Corporal Jeff Paterson became the first of many US military personnel to refuse to fight in Iraq. Today, Jeff is the project director of Courage to Resist, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to supporting GI war resisters and conscientious objectors, and helps lead the campaign to support accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army PFC Bradley Manning. See: Bradley Manning Support Network & Courage to Resist
I phoned up and my background as I turn from a scholarship to West Point in 1970 to active role peace. I said it was related to the Pentagon Papers in scope.
The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The papers were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of the New York Times in 1971.

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