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Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:47 PM

Minneapolis Action to Free Manning! Obama's Minneapolis Campaign Office - Sept. 6th!

Public Event · By Free Bradley Manning Minneapolis (Endorsed by VFP and other local groups)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:00pm until 9:00pm
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The Bradley Manning Support Network is calling for nationwide actions and rallies outside all of the Obama campaign offices during the evening hours of Thursday, September 6th. In solidarity with these actions happening across the country, Free Bradley Manning Minneapolis will host our own rally and action at the Obama Minneapolis Campaign HQ located at 27th and University SE. For those who prefer an earlier time, we'll have a rally and sign-waving during the rush hour from about 5-7. Can't make it until later due to work/school? We are planning something for the after 7pm crowd too!

Date: Thursday, September 6th
Time: 5-7pm Rally/Rush Hour Sign-Waving Outreach
7-9pm Evening Action
Location: Obama's Minneapolis Campaign Headquarters 2722 UNIVERSITY AVE SE. Minneapolis (near the U of M)
What to bring: yourself! friends & family! signs!

We'll have literature, stickers, posters, a banner, a few buttons to share with all those who attend.

Please spread the word and invite everyone you know in the Twin Cities area! Let's get out as many people as we can to this rally!

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Background Info:

We think President Obama can bring change on this issue, but first he needs to hear loud and clear from veterans and civilians across the country that the American people want amends for the unlawful torture of Bradley Manning, and believe he should be freed. We want to overwhelm Obama campaign offices with messages of support for Bradley from coast to coast! Forward and spread the word! Free Bradley Manning!

For more info on nationwide events: http:// www.bradleymanning.org/ news/ call-for-action-at-obama-ca mpaign-offices-nationwide- sept-6th-during-democratic -national-convention

Facebook event of nationwide campaign: https://www.facebook.com/ events/213773288751067/

To keep updated on local Free Bradley events:
www.facebook.com/ freebradmpls
Twitter: @freebradmpls
(Also see message below from SUPPORT BRADLEY MANNING at FIREDOGLAKE—this is a national event)
Don't let the Obama campaign ignore Bradley Manning during next week's convention.
As President Obama accepts his party's nomination on September 6th, Pfc. Bradley Manning supporters will gather at his campaign offices across the country to protest the administration's inhumane treatment and secretive prosecution of the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower.
We have to seize upon the media spotlight on the Democratic National Convention and President Obama's nomination in Charlotte to continue to raise America 's awareness of Bradley and the administration's unparalleled war on whistleblowers.
RSVP to your nearest Bradley Manning protest on Sept. 6th at Obama 2012 campaign offices nationwide.
-- OR -- Donate $10+ to help us run Facebook ads recruiting Manning supporters to the protests.
Kevin Gosztola will arrive at the DNC to cover events and demonstrations just after covering Bradley's pretrial hearing at Ft. Meade this past week.
Organized by the Bradley Manning Support Network, Afghans For Peace and SF Bay Iraq Veterans Against the War, this protest aims to see demonstrations at Obama 2012 campaign offices nationwide as the president takes the stage in Charlotte to accept his party's nomination.
President Obama has tried to keep a tight lid on Bradley Manning's situation over the last few years of his administration. The immense government secrecy surrounding the investigation of Manning, WikiLeaks and their supporters -- combined with the mainstream media's non-adversarial relationship with the institutions they purport to keep in check -- has left the American public largely in the dark on the subject.
But our efforts have already succeeded in getting more journalists involved in covering this story, and with the court martial expected sometime in January, we need to continue to build momentum behind this trial. Your support of this protest at Obama campaign offices across the country will draw attention to Bradley Manning just as the president is making his case for re-election.
Thank you for your support, from attending protests, to signing petitions, to calling government officials and contributing to our coverage. We couldn't do this without you. In solidarity,
Brian Sonenstein
Campaign Director,
Firedoglake.com
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Reply Minneapolis Action to Free Manning! Obama's Minneapolis Campaign Office - Sept. 6th! (Original post)
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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:51 PM

1. How did it go last night?

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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. I wasn't able to go but they had a good turnout

I heard that there were about 30 people. Many were Vets and they had good banners, posters.

There are pictures but they aren't on something that allows me to post.

there is just a little info on the facebook site but a good way to stay involved
https://www.facebook.com/freebradmpls


Here is what I received in an email from someone at the event.

The demonstration in Support of Bradley Manning at Obama’s Campaign Office in Minneapolis last Thursday was one of 30 nationwide!
(Thanks should go to Melissa Hill for organizing this event!)

Now we all need to Call the Obama campaign at 312-698-3670 (see national call to action below) to make the point that Obama needs to switch priorities from prosecuting whistleblowers regarding war crimes and corruption to prosecuting the war criminals themselves. Manning was himself the victim of illegal cruel and inhumane abuse during his pre-trial detention that “shocks the conscience” which therefore constitutes legal reason for dropping all charges against him

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