Published on 3 Jun 2013
http://www.democracynow.org – More than three years after he was arrested, Army whistleblower Bradley Manning goes on trial today accused of being behind the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. Manning faces life in prison for disclosing a trove of U.S. cables and government documents to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. On Saturday, hundreds of Manning supporters rallied outside the barracks at Fort Meade, Maryland, where the trial will be held. We’re joined by two guests: Firedoglake reporter Kevin Gosztola, who is at Ft. Meade covering the trial; and attorney Chase Madar, author of “The Passion of Bradley Manning.”
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The government plans to spend £100 billion on replacing Trident Nuclear weapons at a time when public services and education is being cut and fees are rising. Instead of a society which prioritises militarism and war, we demand one which puts education, public services and welfare at the top of the agenda.
With that £100 billion, we could eliminate cuts and fees to our education and have a properly funded education system.
A national demonstration has been called for April 13th where people from across Scottish society will come together to demand the removal of Nuclear Weapons. On this demonstration, we are calling for a mass ‘Fund Education, Scrap Trident!’ student bloc which demands the government focuses on education and not militarism.
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As part of a national initiative, with motions going through student and trade unions across Scotland, a question has been put to EUSA referendum which calls on EUSA to support this demonstration.
Vote YES to EUSA Referendum Question 3 and support the campaign to Scrap Trident!
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The film covers the hot-blooded dispute over a U.S. military base, as part of the National Missile Defense Program, which was planned for construction in the woods surrounding Brdy Military Area, a former hiding place for Soviet nuclear rockets during the Cold War. Despite the fact that 73% of Czechs are against the project, the government went on with negotiations.
Victory for Czech peace protesters over US military radar
Two years after the battle for the radar, which we attentively followed with our camera, Barack Obama became the President of the United States. During his speech in Prague, he announced his plan to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons and to achieve an agreement with Russia. A joint team of American and Russian scientists announced that the planned missile defense system does not work at all. Theodore Postol, a member of the team and an MIT Professor, pointed out that for two years; the Pentagon was providing the Czech public with false information. The American and Russian politicians started their negotiations. The Czech Republic has obviously once again become an object of the great-powers competition. A playfully explosive film of our times.
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