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  •  Support Pfc Manning- for 2012 Nobel Peace Prize (3+ / 0-)
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    Award Pfc. Bradley Manning the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize!
    Sign the letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee

    To the Norwegian Nobel Committee:

    Please award the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to Wikileaks whistle-blower Pfc. Bradley Manning.

    Pfc. Manning was recently recommended for court-martial on nearly 2 dozen charges for allegedly leaking over 250,000 State Department cables to Wikileaks. The US government - under direction of 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama - is making the punitive and destructive claim that Manning 'aided the enemy' by knowingly handing off documents for publication on the internet - a charge that will not only cost Manning his life in prison, but will have serious ramifications for journalists and whistleblowers alike going forward.

    There has been much debate as to the national security implications of Manning's alleged leaks, but it is clear that the revelations contained in those documents -- especially with regards to official corruption and brutality of Middle Eastern despots -- have helped to inspire global movements for justice, democracy and government transparency, most notably the Arab Spring. Are the brave souls behind these pro-democracy movements really our 'enemies' as the US administration would have us believe?

    Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg, “It was always a bad year to get out of Vietnam.”

    by allenjo on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 01:03:27 PM PST

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