$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway's, Moe's Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door)
Note: This is not only a book event, but an opportunity for every individual who feels an inner tug of respect or empathy for Bradley Manning to let him know he's not alone. Learn the authentic truth of what he did, and why, and his ensuing lousy plight. Then, if you have the pulse for it, put your name on a card of support for the man Glenn Greenwald deems, "a whistle-blower acting with the noblest of motives" and "a national hero similar to Daniel Ellsberg." We'll do our best to put it in Bradley's hands - as something like a Valentine. - Bob Baldock, KPFA Events Producer
Daniel Ellsberg says, "The commander-in-chief, President Obama, gave Manning 'verdict first, trial later.' He said Manning had broken the law, before even the prosecution case had been heard, let alone the defense case. He said he was guilty...That alone is virtually a directed verdict. It's unlawful command influence on the subordinate officers, who will be carrying out both this decision, and later in the trial. The court martial should be out for that reason alone. "
Truth and Consequences probes not just the life and global impact of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of leaking classified information to Wikileaks, but also the court martial proceedings begun in 2012 against him.
Kevin Gosztola is co-author of the book Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning and a writer for Firedoglake.com.
Daniel Ellsberg, the former U.S. military analyst who secretly released the Pentagon Papers, is the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.
Patricia Marx Ellsberg, Daniel's wife, was a nationally syndicated reporter for public radio and an opponent of the Vietnam War when she first dated Ellsberg, who was working at the Pentagon, in 1965.
$12 advance, $15 door.
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