Just in case your political opinions are influenced by celebrities, actors, and activists, a new video featuring all of the above has emerged in support of PFC Bradley Manning, who is currently on trial for leaking videos and documents exposing war crimes on the part of the U.S. military personnel stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the video, celebrities like Russell Brand and Maggie Gyllenhaal and activists Lt. Dan Choi and Angela Davis attempt to educate the viewer on exactly what Bradley Manning is being tried for, with a very, very heavy emphasis on their own beliefs that he is being persecuted (and prosecuted) for being a whistleblower.
No matter what you think of the trial, or PFC Manning, or overbearing celebrities foisting their political opinions on ill-informed masses who are influenced by star power, the video is worth a look.
Meanwhile, in the courtroom, there were a few major developments last week. We’ve aggregated with a huge thanks to our friends at FireDogLake.com who are doing some major reporting from the scene of the trial at Ft. Meade, MD:
PFC Manning’s trial is set to continue throughout the summer, and we’ll be right here for you with updates every step of the way.