UK Terror War Newswire Archive
We held another drone information stall yesterday in Wrexham.
Witness evidence in the Bradley Manning Article 13 'unlawful pretrial punishment' motion hearing is now completed after 10 days and the hearing moves on to both sides presenting their closing oral arguments, starting with the defence (Bradley Manning represented by David Coombs). See Tweets below (which will be updated later), this report from Kevin Gosztola and this from Nathan Fuller, both with live updates.
CWO2 Denise Barnes, who made the decision to remove Manning's underwear, returned to the witness stand on Monday 10 December in Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing (see Tweets below and this report from Kevin Gosztola).
09-12-2012 22:57On 11th January 2013, the 11th anniversary of the opening of the illegal prison camp at Guantánamo, "All Roads Lead to Guantánamo": a day of action organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign
Get involved: in person and online. Obama hasn't closed Guantánamo: 166 prisoners remain. Take action!
CWO2 Denise Barnes, who made the decision to remove Manning's underwear at Quantico Brig, took the witness stand in Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing on Friday 7 December (see Tweets below and reports from Kevin Gosztola [ 1 | 2 ]. This is the last day of the second week of the hearing, unlike the first week when the court sat on Saturday and Sunday. The hearing is scheduled to continue Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 December. Defence has not yet finished cross examining Barnes.
Thursday 6 December: Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing continued (day 8 of this hearing) with testimony from Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4)James Averhart, the Officer in Charge at Quantico Brig from August 2010 to January 2011 (see Tweets below and reports from Nathan Fuller and Kevin Gosztola).
5 December: Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing continues with testimony from MSG Papakie (see Tweets below) and Chief Warrant Officer Abel Galaviz - see Tweets below and reports from Nathan Fuller and Kevin Gosztola [ 1 | 2 ].
Alexa O'Brien has been tweeting a summary of the notes she took while Bradley Manning was giving evidence in court at Fort Meade last Thursday and Friday.
Court martial proceedings continued Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 December at Fort Meade, Maryland where Judge Denise Lind is hearing evidence in a defence motion that Bradley Manning was subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment. The pretrial 'motion' hearing picks up again Wednesday 5 December until Friday 7 Dec.
30-11-2012 11:13Nobel peace laureates call for Israel military boycott over Gaza assault ...... Letter with 52 signatories including artists and activists also denounces US and EU 'complicity' through weapons sales ..... A group of Nobel peace prize-winners, prominent artists and activists have issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel following its assault on the Gaza Strip this month. The letter also denounces the US, EU and several developing countries for what it describes as their "complicity" through weapons sales and other military support in the attack that killed 160 Palestinians, many of them civilians, including about 35 children.
30-11-2012 08:54Yesterday was the second anniversary of the publication of the first Cablegate leaks in newspapers around the world. It was also the day on which Bradley Manning took the stand for the first time in the court martial proceedings against him. In this particular hearing, Bradley Manning's Defence is calling for all charges against him to be dropped on account of his severe and illegal mistreatment in pretrial detention, so in effect it's the US Military that's in the dock this week.
Julian Assange marked the occasion with an article in Huffington Post.
19-11-2012 21:35Short video of the demo held in Birmingham on Friday against (what was then) the beginning of the Israeli assault on Gaza.
19-11-2012 12:42Israel Bombing Residential Areas, Civilian Infrastructure in Gaza ....... Via Electronic Intifada, Israeli attacks on Gaza “have caused serious damage to civilian infrastructure including homes, schools, sports facilities and a hospital in many parts of Gaza City,” according to the the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9001:ongoing-israeli-offensive-on-gaza-palestinian-civilian-deaths-rise-to-17-including-2-women-and-6-children-and-381-wounded-including-107-children-and-64-women-&catid=145:in-focus : Israeli forces have launched dozens of airstrikes on Gaza City, targeting governmental and civilian facilities and other objects mostly located in densely-populated areas. ........