An idea of the uproar over the way San Francisco Pride's Board has treated Bradley Manning recently can be gained from this op-ed article.
Manning has duel British and US citizenship. His mother is Welsh and lives in south Wales. The UK government therefore has a responsibility to help a British citizen at a time when he is being persecuted in the US but it is doing next to nothing. See this Guardian article by Ann Clwyd MP.
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Clwyd can also be seen speaking at this Bradley Manning event at the Frontline Club in London which inter alia discussed the need to bring pressure to bear on the UK government to ensure that Manning gets a fair trial and is compensated for the cruel and inhuman treatment he has received while in US custody at the infamous FBI Quantico brig near Washington DC.
Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have also failed to come to Manning's aid by refusing to designate him a political prisoner. Stop the War activists are encouraged to bring pressure to bear on Amnesty by using the Twitter hash tag #shamnesty in Tweets to @amnesty.
As some of the panellists in the video state, Manning's trial is above all a political show trial. We need to expose it as such and bring pressure to bear on the UK government and human rights organisations. This case will be won or lost on the political front since the trial is a stitched up foregone conclusion. Obama is a national security hawk but he is also a politician with the power of clemency when his term ends. If enough political flac is launched at him over this issue who knows...