“Mass demonstration” at Ft. Meade supporting Manning

posted at 1:01 pm on May 18, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

So what have you got planned for June 1st? Given the time of year, some of you may be thinking of vacation, fishing, or possibly just grilling some burgers and enjoying the approach of summer. But if you don’t have anything else planned, you might want to hop on a bus and head to Ft. Meade in Maryland for what is being billed as a “mass rally” in support of Bradley Manning, currently preparing to finally begin his official court martial.

The “support network” for the accused traitor describes it as follows:

June 1st is the International Day of Action to Support Bradley Manning. Join us at Fort Meade on the eve of Bradley’s court martial. Solidarity actions are welcome at bases, recruiting centers and US embassies worldwide. We ask that Veterans for Peace join us in cosponsoring these historic events.

When something really catches the public’s attention and drives them out into the streets it can, and frequently does, happen in a very organic, natural fashion. A few items in the local paper or on television can move people to action to make their voices heard. So how will folks be flocking to this event in support of Manning?

Get on the Bradley Manning bus! Click here for information for buses from Baltimore, Washington DC, New York City, Willimantic CT, New Brunswick NJ, Philadelphia PA.

LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING THERE: DRIVING INFORMATION, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, LODGING INFORMATION.

If you’re having to bus people in from the entire northeast to build a show of support, that might tell you something. For the rest of you out there, the court martial kicks off on June 3. Expect more coverage from Hot Air as events proceed forward.


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So what have you got planned for June 1st?

Oh wow — thanks for the reminder! Has nothing to do with Manning, though….

calbear on May 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Ft. Meade! Used to work there.

(If I told you I’d have to kill you…)

Akzed on May 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

“Accused traitor”? He hasn’t been charged with treason, has he? Jazz is so ever-loving sloppy … He uses Manning to try to get “conservative” cred by going way over the top.

iwasbornwithit on May 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Since I won’t be attending “Bradley Manning Day” at Fort Meade, I send my regrets, and wish him a speedy courts martial, followed by a first class hanging.

grumpy_old_soldier on May 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Good to see you all have such great faith in the government. Somehow, conservative distrust of government morphs into absolute fealty when it involves the military or law enforcement.

iwasbornwithit on May 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Somehow, conservative distrust of government morphs into absolute fealty when it involves the military or law enforcement.

iwasbornwithit on May 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Newsflash to retarded libteral cretins such as yourself: those are two of the very few duties which are the actual duties of government.

In other words, out of all the wasteful BS they’re spending our money for and all the liberty-strangling tyranny they’re setting up, maintaining a military and enforcing the law are things they’re actually supposed to be doing.

The latter of which, by the way, is responsible for sending Obamas Whiny Stinkers running back crying to their mommies, and less unusually for keeping your abused minority voters from completely turning cities into mini-Somalias.

MelonCollie on May 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM

In other words, out of all the wasteful BS they’re spending our money for and all the liberty-strangling tyranny they’re setting up, maintaining a military and enforcing the law are things they’re actually supposed to be doing.

So? Because the Constitution authorizes Congress “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;”, that means we buy whatever they or the media are selling as it relates to the court martial of a US soldier?

The Founders were distrustful of federal power in general, including the power of the federal government over the military. If you think they are full of it on issues like Benghazi, the IRS and Obamacare, what makes their story unassailable as it relates to this court martial? What credibility do they have?

BTW, you are usually reasonable, so it surprises me that you would resort to name calling.

iwasbornwithit on May 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I will be there, but not for the protests. Since they won’t be able to get within five miles of the part of the base where important military matters take place, all they are going to be doing is protesting to a community of 75 percent civilians at Meade. Chances are these 20 or 30 idiots won’t see a single military uniform all day.

NavyDavy on May 19, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Good to see you all have such great faith in the government. Somehow, conservative distrust of government morphs into absolute fealty when it involves the military or law enforcement.

iwasbornwithit on May 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Ah, another anarchist masquerading as a conservative/libertarian. Understand this: conservatives tend to trust the military more than the rest of government because it is generally made up of people with moderately high ethics and moral courage – usually higher than the general population out of which they are drawn. Yes, plenty of folks get promoted to flag rank who have that surgically removed. But, the rank and file generally maintain their ethics and morals – sometimes at high cost to themselves. If this were a railroad by higher-ups, we would know by now and the outrage around here would be obvious.

As to trusting the police, many conservatives do still trust the police in general. This is because, again, many of the guys and gals walking the beat have high personal ethics and strong morals. Their political masters (police chiefs and such) often do not, but many of them still do. We also tend to love the law – not so much that we want a lot of it, but an appropriate amount is what makes civilization possible.

GWB on May 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Wait, conservatives support whistleblowers I thought.

libfreeordie on May 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I think that libfreeordie is defining Benedict Arnold as being a “whistle blower.” Youse guys either don’t unnerstand or are igorant of history.

Old Country Boy on May 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Why are so many outraged at the information Manning leaked? Shouldn’t the real outrage be at what the U.S. government has been upto overseas?

RightXBrigade on May 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM

GWB on May 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM

VERY GOOD! You know and understand. Too bad the rest of the lib trolls are incapable of understanding.

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Old Country Boy on May 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Protest for Manning or Gay Day at Disney?

I do so hate a full social calendar.

John Deaux on May 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM

GWB on May 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM

I actually agree that the “rank and file” military is more trustworthy than most in the government. And sure conservatives trust law enforcement generally more but it seems that we throw out all skepticism of any claims made by the government, or the media on behalf of the government, when it involves issues of “national security”. Part of the problem is that the government simply gives “classified” status to items that they do not want the general public to know because it would make the government look bad. That is anathema to a free republic.

I don’t know where you extrapolate “anarchist” from my posts above.

iwasbornwithit on May 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Ft. Meade! Used to work there.

(If I told you I’d have to kill you…)

Akzed on May 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

You alluded to it. Now we have to kill you.

hawkdriver on May 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Wait, conservatives support whistleblowers I thought.

libfreeordie on May 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM

He’s not a whistleblower. He’s a blower. And made public, classified information that endangered his other service members. (I said members, try to contain yourself)

And princess, you’re the liar. I caught your comment on the other thread. What you claimed is the actual lie. And you’re never mopped a thread with me. Not bragging here but you’ve never had even an upper hand in an exchange with me. It’s nothing to brag about though because even the newest commenter here wipes the floor with you in every exchange. You’re an idiot. You make other idiots look smart.

hawkdriver on May 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Just another “homo demo”.

texasgoat on May 19, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Will unions be in favor of a paid day-off to attend?

TimBuk3 on May 20, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Why are so many outraged at the information Manning leaked? Shouldn’t the real outrage be at what the U.S. government has been upto overseas?

RightXBrigade on May 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM

You’d think. I guess they like big, secretive government after all.

As far as freedom of the press goes, they want to have it both ways.

Rae on May 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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