Friday, March 01, 2013

Bradley Manning, American hero, pleads guilty to certain lesser charges relating to materials he uploaded to WikiLeaks. This story is related by Michael Ratner, Julian Assange's lawyer and one of the very few witneses allowed in the court room. Ratner describes Manning as a strong, very intellegent, 22-year-old person who really acted on what he saw and his belief in doing the right thing. If only all Americans could watch this video...

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March 1, 2013

Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes

American Attorney for Julian Assange, Michael Ratner, reports he was in the courtroom and witnessed Manning speak with confidence and intelligence as he detailed the outrages that drove him to upload the documents to Wikileaks
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Michael Ratner is President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin. He is currently a legal adviser to Wikileaks and Julian Assange. He and CCR brought the first case challenging the Guantanamo detentions and continue in their efforts to close Guantanamo. He taught at Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School, and was President of the National Lawyers Guild. His current books include "Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in the Twenty-First Century America," and “ Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder.” NOTE: Mr. Ratner speaks on his own behalf and not for any organization with which he is affiliated.

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