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Bradley Manning spoke truth to power

Green Left Weekly - Sat, 08/03/2013 - 02:15
Sat, 27/07/2013 By Peter Boyle

US military lead prosecutor Major Ashden Fein summed up his case against Bradley Manning for "aiding the enemy" with these chilling words: "He was not a troubled young soul. He was a determined soldier with the knowledge, ability and desire to harm the United States in its war effort.

"Your honor, he was not a whistleblower, he was traitor."

We totally disagree.

Manning witnessed a terrible crime and he reported it to the people of the world using the most effective available news medium — WikiLeaks.

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Manning verdict a broadside against democracy

Green Left Weekly - Fri, 08/02/2013 - 13:16
Fri, 02/08/2013 By Barry Sheppard, San Francisco

The mainstream press has focused on the decision of the judge in the military courts-martial of Bradley Manning to find him not guilty of “aiding the enemy”.

However, judge Denise Lind's conviction of of the whistleblower who exposed war crimes for 20 other charges amounts to a full-scale assault on democratic rights.

The courts-martial now enters the sentencing phase. Manning faces a maximum of 136 years behind bars.

Whatever the final sentence is, it is widely believed it will be decades in the military stockade.

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Perth Commemoration of Irish Hunger Strikes

Green Left Weekly - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 13:06

1981 H Block Hunger Strike - Perth commemoration. Special guest: Bridie Higgins. Intiga/6PR Stadium, cnr Walter Rd & Eighth Ave, Inglewood.

$10 entrance

Proceeds to Irish societies in Perth.

Ph Dean 0415 534 204 to book.

Event date:  Sat, 10/08/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Event time:  Sat, 10/08/2013 - 7:30pm

Road to Rail Presents: Transport and Health Public Forum

Green Left Weekly - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 13:02

Public forum featuring:
Diesel particulates Dr George Crisp (Doctors for the Environment)

Noise pollution Shane Chambers (Acoustic Physicist UWA)

Road Trauma Barry Healy (Fremantle Road2Rail)

A panel of politicians including Scott Ludlam and Sam Wainwright will respond to the speakers. Victoria Hall, 179 High St. Fremantle.

Event date:  Sat, 17/08/2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Event time:  Sat, 17/08/2013 - 4:00pm

Education Matters: Funding Our Future

Green Left Weekly - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 12:56

The UWA Student Guild would like to give all students an opportunity to discuss education issues and the future of higher education.

This year the government announced $2.3 billion of cuts to higher education. This will effect all students and staff, compromising the quality and diversity of our education. Arts Lecture Room 4, UWA

Event date:  Tue, 13/08/2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm Event time:  Tue, 13/08/2013 - 1:00pm

Power Shift Skills Share

Green Left Weekly - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 12:53

Join 350 Perth, AYCC and other groups as we share skills learned from Global Power Shift, Australian Power Shift, and swap them for skills you've gained over your years of campaigning. 41 Oxford Close, West Leederville.

Event date:  Thu, 08/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Event time:  Thu, 08/08/2013 - 6:00pm