Steve Kohn: Bradley Manning and the Travesty of Justice, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
May 6, 2011

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Last Tuesday Peter B Collins and I interviewed Mr. Stephen M. Kohn of National Whistleblower Center on his recently released book, corporate and government whistleblowers, whistleblower laws, and upcoming legislation. During the interview we asked him about the Bradley Manning case. Mr. Kohn’s sincere, eloquent and passionate response was one of, if not the best, summations we had ever heard. The entire interview will be posted next week, on Friday, May 13. However, we decided to prepare the following brief clip which covers Mr. Kohn’s powerful response to the Manning case, and share it with you right away.

Please listen to the following statements on the Bradley Manning travesty of justice by Steve Kohn and let it sink in. You may want to listen to it again; if so, please do. Then, think about it; think about our Constitution and where we are today, and ask yourself the following question: our citizenship oath requires that we support and defend our Constitution against all enemies- foreign and domestic; who or what should be considered the biggest enemy of our Constitution today?

Here is Mr. Stephen M. Kohn on Bradley Manning!


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3 thoughts on “Steve Kohn: Bradley Manning and the Travesty of Justice, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

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  3. Amen to all that!

    Would more Americans had the strength of their convictions and the courage of Bradley Manning, whose name may yet go down in history as a hero.

    Most presidents have some desire to be known in the history books for their accomplishments. I really wonder how the brazen lies of Obama will be viewed in the future. Apparently he doesn’t give a damn how he looks in the annals of history.

    But don’t look to Obama to provide justice to Bradley Manning. He’s being used as an example to intimidate other Americans from being whistleblowers or questioning the authorities. That’s what this is all about, not whether he is being treated according to the law of the land or not.

    With tasers, drones, and God knows what other tortuous new technology the oppressors are using (take a good look at Aegis destroyers), the intimidation to suppress dissent is only increasing. And the craven mass media and thought leaders in the U.S. today are no more free and independent than they were in Moscow in years past.

    Actually, in the U.S. today (and in the most of the world) if people’s self interest will be adversely affected by speaking out, most people will put their own security and personal interests and lives before the common good.

    So someone like Bradley Manning who really put himself in the line to crack the secrecy of an oppressive regime in the U.S. truly deserves our support and good will. If we can’t or won’t see that he’s freed, we can send him our love.

    But why don’t we actually do something to free him? We could start poetry slams, essay contests, concerts, dance marathons, kite flying contests, the sky’s the limit if we really want to organize and see that he’s freed. I don’t live in the U.S. right now, but if I did, I might get a friend to go hang a sign on a freeway overpass for all the drivers to see, Free Bradley Manning!

    We’re not powerless. Maybe what people really need is to take some kind of anonymous action that they feel comfortable doing. It doesn’t threaten their own situation. Now what could that be? I invite other readers to offer ideas.

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