The heroic whistleblower Bradley Manning was selected as an honorary grand marshal of this year's San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. But the president of the board of SF Pride, Lisa L. Williams, immediately reversed the decision -- announcing that someone responsible for it had been "disciplined" and that "even the hint of support" for Manning "will not be tolerated."
Click here to offer more than a hint of support.
Williams promoted the baseless and endlessly debunked claim that Manning endangered U.S. troops -- something that in fact the U.S. government does by keeping them in wars based on deception.
With enormous courage, Manning has enabled the world to see vast quantities of documents that reveal government falsehoods as well as human rights abuses and war crimes by the U.S. military.
It is crucial that the United States and the rest of the world know of our support for Manning's whistleblowing. He goes on trial June 3, facing life in prison. Already over 40,000 of us have signed a petition urging that Manning receive the Nobel Peace Prize for which he has been nominated.
We can now announce that RootsAction will deliver the petition and all the names on it, in person, to the Nobel committee in Oslo, Norway. You can sign now and add your comments.
Please forward this to everyone you think might be willing to add their name as well.
-- The RootsAction.org team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.
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