Chris Hedges and Cornel West Speak Out For Whistleblower Bradley Manning + Q&A

Mass demonstration for Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. June 1, 2013.

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with Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 9, 2013

SaveBradley on Aug 8, 2013

Army whistleblower Bradley Manning was acquitted of ‘Aiding the enemy,’ on July 30, 2013, while convicted of 20 other charges. On August 4 Cornel West was joined by former NYT correspondent Chris Hedges and members of the Bradley Manning Support Network for a discussion of the threat to whistleblowers and government transparency posed by Bradley Manning’s trial.

Visit for more information. The event took place at the Friends Meeting of Washington D.C.

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Obama Tantrum and US Global Terror Alert Belie Washington’s Inner Panic over Russia and Snowden by Finian Cunningham


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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from
August 9, 2013

It’s the diplomatic equivalent of the proverbial spoiled child picking up the ball and walking off in a huff – because the others “won’t play by my rules”.

After weeks of threatening to cancel the G20 one-to-one meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the White House has finally gone into full temper tantrum mode. The day after US President Barack Obama appeared on a TV chat show earlier this week complaining about Putin “slipping into Cold War mentality”, the White House announced that the planned bilateral meeting between the two leaders will not now be taking place.

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Vijay Prashad: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes

July 27, 2013. Minneapolis Rally for Bradley Manning!

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TheRealNews on Aug 9, 2013

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime. Continue reading