An Appeal to LBGT/Queers of Conscience from Furbirdsqueerly.
Come out and join this picket and informational gathering.
DROP ALL CHARGES!!
FREE BRADLEY MANNING.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Hartford Federal Building, 450 Main Street, Hartford Ct.
>>>>After the picket join us at The Hartford Public Library
Media room 2nd Floor, 500 Main Street, Hartford Ct.
Preview a film by Queers Without Borders and join our open discussion.
We count Bradley Manning in a long line of our queer revolutionary heroes. From the early dances of the Mattachine expressing opposition to the laws of the church and state in European society, to Robin Hood and his merry men. To trans man Louise Michelle at the Paris Commune to the October Revolution of 1917. On to Magnus Hirchfeld, Emma Goldman, Harry Hay, Compton’s Cafeteria and to Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera at the Stonewall Inn and to the many freedom fighters thereafter. Queer folks have a long history of standing up against any societies beating stick, breaking the stick and freeing themselves and many others in the process.
Our people when faced with injustice have always stood up and fought back. We have always spoken truth to power. More times than not those who have spoken the truth have been jailed while the criminals have run free. It is time that we go forth, free all political prisoners, catch the real criminals and jail them.
Bradley Manning a gay man spoke truth to power and is in jail. We are proud to embrace Bradley Manning and join with others in the LGBT/Queer communities around the globe that call out, DROP ALL CHARGES!!! FREE BRADLEY MANNING NOW! Manning’s only “crime” was to pull the knowledge of the U.S. government’s criminal actions out of the closet. For that, Manning is a hero for the cause of liberation from oppression, for queer people and for all people. This is the true legacy of PRIDE. This is the true soul of our movement.
We stand up and out for the army whistler blower who has risked everything to give the public real facts about our government’s war in the Middle east and Foreign policy worldwide. We will not turn our backs on Bradley Manning just because it doesn’t play well with the Corporate Masters or with some in the LGBT Mainstream. We do not turn our backs on true revolutionary hero’s.
We stand in solidarity with others around the globe that live in fear of violence and oppression simply for being born into a particular group. We as a people know that violence, we know that fear. (more…)