Bradley Manning and the Meaning of Bravery

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As anticipated as a conviction was, today’s news of the federal state winning convictions against Bradley Manning on all counts except the excessive, absurd, and unjustifiable charge of “aiding the enemy,” is still very sad news. For Bradley Manning, the consequences could still be extreme, with some estimating that he could face a maximum total of 136 years in prison for the charges of which he was convicted this afternoon. Yet, even now, and under such awful circumstances, Bradley Manning stands tall and gives meaning to the reality of U.S. imperial wars: there will be no justice for the victims of its many war crimes. Other meanings may come out of this, depending on the actors in question: to gain any justice, there will need to be resistance on all fronts, including violent confrontation; that the legal system does not work when exposing and punishing war crimes, it only works…

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Progressive Political Activist, Attorney. Musician, Curious mind, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Nature, Wilderness, Wonder.
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