“I felt I had accomplished something that allowed me to have a clear conscience based upon what I had seen and read about and knew were happening in both Iraq and Afghanistan everyday.
I hoped that the public would be as alarmed as me about the conduct of the aerial weapons team crew members. I wanted the American public to know that not everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan are targets that needed to be neutralized, but rather people who were struggling to live in the pressure cooker environment of what we call asymmetric warfare.”
– Bradley Manning from his Providence Statement read in court
February 28th 2013
Inspired by Bradley Manning, Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic
Parliamentarian – Pirate Party and co-producer of the aerial weapons
team, WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video) invites you to contribute
your creative energies toward a compendium of work to speak TRUTH to
Now accepting contributions for:
1001 Nights (for the over 1000 nights that Bradley Manning has spent
imprisoned without due process)
a call out for works (poetry, essays, drawings, songs…code…) there
will be a total of 1001 entries from well-known and unsung freedom
fighters from all over the globe.
Within the anthology invite works with issues/topics like:
-The surveillance state
-war on terror
-freedom of information
-freedom of the press
-prison industrial complex
-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
-the military congressional industrial complex
The Anthology will be #opensource, on a website or digital platform –
And also in print.
The deadline for submissions is May 15th. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published for the start of Bradley Manning’s trial on the 3rd of June.
submit in any language.
An excerpt from Birgitta’s poem “Keep On Going”:
We are not alone
we who work for peace
in our hearts and in the world
let us keep the flame of hope living
let us not stop shouting for justice
take to the streets
and demand an end to this bloodbath of the innocent
this is your work