Why Bradley Manning is one of the great heroes of our time

By his admission this week of passing documents to Wikileaks for the simple reason that he believed the world had a right to know that Washington was lying about a litany of wars around the world, his stance is incredibly brave. The fact that Manning’s actions are so unique (and the corporate press was offered the documents by Manning but ignored them) says more about American political, media and military culture than the man himself.

Two intriguing pieces about this story by Glenn Greenwald in the Guardian and Michael Ratner on Democracy Now!

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