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Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Oklahoma group

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From: http://centerforconscience.org/2012/02/09/bradley-manning-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-by-oklahoma-peace-organization/

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Bradley Manning NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE BY OKLAHOMA GROUP

Accused whistleblower deserves the prize for casting light on war crimes committed in Iraq, nomination states

The Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research (OCCPR) announced on Tuesday that it has nominated US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In its nomination, OCCPR stated that it chose Bradley Manning because of his alleged role in leaking documents and other evidence of war crimes, corruption and lies related to the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the notorious "collateral murder" video (downloadable online at http://www.opednews.com/populum/www.collateralmurder.org) which US forces firing on unarmed Iraqi civilians, members of the press and children.

"Bradley Manning should have received full whistle-blower protections for his actions but instead has served 19 months in prison without a trial, including 10 months spent in solitary confinement," said James M. Branum, OCCPR Legal Director.

"We understand that PFC Manning will be placed on a military show-trial, where his guilt will be determined by a "jury' hand-picked by the very command that is accusing him. We have no doubt that, absent international pressure, PFC Manning will be found guilty and sentenced to life in prison or possibly even given the death penalty, without a hint of justice applied in his case. We have made this nomination in the hopes that it might lead to renewed attention and concern given to his plight."

OCCPR has exhibited its support for Manning since news of his arrest was first announced, holding a number of rallies and advocacy events on his behalf. "Because Bradley is an Oklahoma native, we feel a special responsibility to show that there are Oklahomans who support him, seek his freedom and will continue to work for his cause," said Rena Guay OCCPR Executive Director. "We have spoken to media from around the world about our interest in the Manning case, because the whole world is watching what the United States will do to someone who they believe has exposed secrets about war crimes, diplomatic doublespeak and policy hypocrisy."

OCCPR calls for all people of conscience to speak out in every way possible to demand the immediate release of Bradley Manning.

OCCPR was founded in 2004 and works to increase understanding of conscientious objection and resistance to war. Its founders include religious and veteran groups; its fiscal sponsor is Joy Mennonite Church of Oklahoma City.

More information at: http://www.centerforconscience.org

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Please, please consider writing a letter to the ed... by J. M. Branum on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:54:23 AM
an Icelandic group also nominated him last week ..... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:43:39 AM
More info on the nomination process can be found a... by J. M. Branum on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:37:09 PM
Here is some of the info from that page ( htt... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:42:52 PM
the nomination from the Oklahoma group is invalid.... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 9:23:25 PM
regarding the validity of the nomination. It seems... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:44:00 PM
First, most people will not go to the effort to de... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:20:14 AM
how did you make the determination that the organi... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:30:52 AM
1.  They issued their press release on 9 Febr... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:27:14 AM
2 points of information for Doc...1. OCCPR submitt... by J. M. Branum on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:34:34 AM
that none of the information you state here about ... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:17:01 AM
1. well, I issue many press releases, and I kno th... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:32:29 AM
is a codger... by tim mcghie on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:12:15 AM
but that doesn't mean I need to be one back, LOL. ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:31:56 AM
your dedication to rationalizing Meryl.  You ... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:26:45 PM
perhaps they can persuade some Nobel Laureates who... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:34:50 AM
Nominations closed on 1 February.It is nothing mor... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:22:42 AM
...that ANYBODY could present themselves as emotio... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:32:58 AM
His lawyers are having to make every argument imag... by J. M. Branum on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:37:35 AM
that option has been taken off the table already b... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:19:20 AM
meets the requirements for a nomination.  The... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 9:27:50 PM
has lost its credibility over the years.  It ... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:08:05 PM
We don't know what Manning did or did not do. &nbs... by Richard Pietrasz on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:02:11 AM
I think we should put Manning on the dollar bill a... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:08:20 AM
Whenever old 'Doc' McCoy shows up, we know we're g... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:22:14 AM
some people have a hard time dealing with facts an... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:59:31 AM
'A very small segment of the public has tried to p... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:18:50 AM
Doc, in your world, it doesn't really matter who i... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:40:04 AM
Charles De Gaulle characterized as 'clever cowardi... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:16:32 AM
damn four!!!!!!!!!!!... by Lester Shepherd on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:19:35 AM
wd love to see some bombs go off, so we cd get thi... by Lester Shepherd on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:17:14 AM
We'd love some bomb drops, maybe one on Old Codger... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 3:38:06 PM
That henry kissenger and obama are past recipients... by tim mcghie on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:02:46 AM
And definetly the purple heart... by tim mcghie on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:07:05 AM
I love it. This coming from oklahoma shows that th... by tim mcghie on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:09:42 AM
Facebook makes it easy to put in a vote.Please spr... by Tuffs NotEnuff on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 8:51:14 PM