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Locked up in a white room, underneath a glaring light.
Every 5 minutes, they’re asking me if I’m alright.
Locked up in a white room naked as the day I was born.
24 bright light, 24 all alone.
--Graham Nash, James Raymond, song about Bradley Manning




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The U.S. government has declared journalist Julian Assange an "enemy of the state."

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning stands accused of blowing the whistle on our government's crimes.  He faces court martial next February.

But Manning will have been locked up for nearly three years -- much of it in conditions viewed as constituting torture by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture -- before a single piece of evidence is presented against him.

It's as if, when the Pentagon Papers were released, the government sought to prosecute the New York Times publisher for treason while holding Daniel Ellsberg naked in an isolation cell.

Who is the real enemy of our state here?

Join over 10,000 of us already demanding that the charges against Manning be dismissed.

The Sixth Amendment begins: "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial ..."

Manning's lawyer has now filed a motion for dismissal on the grounds of violation of Manning's right to a speedy trial.

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Background:
U.S. Designates Wikileaks "Enemy of the State"
Motion to Dismiss All Charges Due to Lack of Speedy Trial
Graham Nash Song on Bradley Manning
War Is A Crime: The Trial of Bradley Manning — Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation & Retribution

Events:
Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C., or watch it online: Truth on Trial, with Thomas Drake, Chris Hedges, David House, Jesselyn Radack, Ann Wright

Dates on Which to Attend in Fort Meade, Md:
October 17-18: witness list to be argued for defense's speedy trial motion
October 29 – November 2: speedy trial motion hearing
November 27 – December 2: litigation on unlawful pretrial punishment motion

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