I am in Berkeley, California, for an event tonight sponsored by KPFA Radio & Courage to Resist called, “Saluting Bradley Manning.” I’ll be speaking with Daniel Ellsberg and Patricia Ellsberg.
I will be updating attendees on recent developments in Manning’s court martial while at the same time providing some insight into how the government is prosecuting him and the effect it could have on freedom of the press.
The event I am doing tonight will be filmed by “Democracy Now!” and recorded for broadcast on the radio.
It will be an exceptional opportunity to share the reporting that many of you have been graciously following and supporting. Around 500 people are likely to be in attendance at the venue where this is being held.
Prior to the event, I will be on KPFA’s “The Visionary Activist Show” at 2 pm PST (5:00 pm EST). It should be a freewheeling discussion of Bradley Manning, secrecy, transparency and some key stories from this week, such as the censorship episode at Guantanamo. Tune in here.