Happy Birthday Bradley Manning! Accused Wikileaks Whistle Blower Turns 24

Published On December 17, 2011 | By Matt Gratz | Bradley Manning, direct action, global uprising, Human Rights, Military, social justice, Wikileaks

Matt Gratz, Political Fail Blog

Saturday December 17 will mark Bradley Manning’s twenty fourth year of life, with the last two having been spent in a tiny prison cell for being accused of telling the world the truth and exposing the illusion of our political world for what it is, pure evil. Bradley Manning, guilty or not, has become somewhat of a hero of mine and many others. His alleged actions have inspired and helped maintain a global revolution that is just about to explode!

We live in a society where we are trained to be obedient and submissive to authority figures, starting at a young age we train our children to follow the rules and stick to “what we know,” so when someone steps out of their predetermined social role, it can cause quit the kerfuffle. In order for humanity to be truly free, there must not be a reason to imprison a soldier for exposing war crimes. President Obama has made it more than clear that he does not stand with Bradley Manning and in turn I hope to see his base back away from him and move to a candidate who stands for human liberty, like Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich. I would actually love to see those two names on the same ticket with a little bit of Bernie Sanders thrown into the mix to balance out some of Paul’s ideas…

On Saturday, rallies will be held around the country in honor of the accused soldier. I will be attending a rally in Oakland, CA where I will be live streaming for the first time. If you’re unable to attend a rally in person this is a great tool to help you gather information in real-time. The live stream will begin at around 3:15PM PST. You can join us and protest right where you are on the above page titled ” PFB Live Stream.”


Happy Birthday Bradley Manning, 

Matt G. in SF

Your time in confinement will be remembered for many generations as your alleged actions have sparked a global uprising that is literally changing the world as I type. Guilty or not you have inspired millions of people around the globe to stand up for what is right and to not be afraid to take direct action in dire times of need. I thank you for being a symbol for truth and actual freedom and for igniting the revolutionary fire under the feet of countless activists. There will be a day when you walk away a free man, and I hope to be there to shake your hand and to express my gratitude in person.

In solidarity,

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Matt Gratz
Matt Gratz founded Political Fail Blog in December of 2010. As a human rights activist, Matt has spent years in the bay area fighting for social justice in the streets. Follow PFB to keep up to date with his photos, videos & blogs! Follow me on twitter!

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