Editor's note: the recently released I Am Bradley Manning PSA features Indy co-founder Ana Nogueira on its production team.
Ft Meade: A full length video PSA (4:39) in support of Bradley Manning was released on June 18, featuring celebrities and journalists calling for the government to drop the dangerous "aiding the enemy" charge. The video follows a short teaser video that surfaced at the beginning of Manning's court martial, and calls for an end to Obama's war on whistleblowers – now even more salient in light of whistleblower Edward Snowden's public disclosure of information about secret NSA mass surveillance programs on US citizens, during Manning's historic trial.
The video calls against the reckless prosecution of Bradley Manning by the Obama administration, as well as the importance of whistleblower protections. Manning's trial, expected to last several more weeks, could open other whistleblowers like Edward Snowden to the death penalty if the government is successful in their prosecution.
This video was created by volunteer producers around the country for the grassroots #IamBradleyManning campaign, where thousands of supporters have already shared photos of themselves in support at iam.bradleymanning.org.
The video can also be viewed here: iam.bradleymanning.org
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Oliver Stone, Award winning filmmaker, JFK, Natural Born Killers
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Award winning actress, Donnie Darko, Secretary
Peter Sarsgaard, Award winning actor, Dead Man Walking, The Killing
Russell Brand, Award winning actor, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Arthur, Despicable Me
Phil Donahue, The Phil Donahue Show
Tom Morello, Musician, Rage Against the Machine
Roger Waters, Musician, Pink Floyd
Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers
Alice Walker, Award winning author, The Color Purple
Angela Davis, Activist and author
Wallace Shawn, Award winning actor and playwright, The Princess Bride, My Dinner with André
Matt Taibbi, Author and journalist, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal
Chris Hedges, Award winning author and journalist, War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
Michael Ratner, Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Lt. Dan Choi, LGBT rights activist, former US Army infantry officer
Hakim Greene, Hip hop artist and member of Channel Live
Michael Cavadias, Award winning actor, Wonder Boys
Allan Nairn, Award winning investigative journalist
Tim DeChristopher, Climate activist
Molly Crabapple, Award winning artist
Jeff Madrick, Award winning economist and journalist
There is no evidence that anyone died as a result of the leaked information, yet Bradley faces life in prison or possibly death.
As the public who benefited from this information, does that make us the enemy?
An earlier version of this release was issued by the I Am Bradley Manning production team.