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
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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.

[Hedges begins at 8:50 minutes into the video. Cornel West begins at 29:15 minutes in. Q&A begins at 42:32.]

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


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11 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Cornel West Speak Out For Whistleblower Bradley Manning + Q&A

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  8. A memorable and superb event, and so great to hear Emma Cape’s beautifully presented address. How extraordinary & empowering it is to have such complete and swift internet coverage of these supremely important gatherings.

    This historical cause is the most critical moral challenge to US exceptionalism ~ arguably, ever.

    The corporate cowboy cult is in now squarely in the world dock & cannot escape the most severe censure. Bradley Manning’s courage and moral clarity will triumph over horrendous endemic criminality for one simple reason, it can no longer either be concealed or erased.

    Bring it on! Change is coming to America. Bravo and hooray!!!

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