Brooklyn for Peace: The Passion of Bradley Manning
WORD (126 Franklin St., Brooklyn)
Presented by Brooklyn for Peace, lawyer and journalist Chase Madar will read from his book, The Passion of Bradley Manning, a polemical defense of Wikileaks’ alleged source inside the US military and a panoramic sketch of the many large issues that collide in this case. Which is the real risk to US national security: Wikileaks, whistleblowers, or extreme government secrecy? Does Manning’s 11-months of pretrial isolation confinement mean that US citizens can now be treated like enemy combatants, or is such torture already “normal” in the American penal system? What power does information have anyway?