I went to the Bradley Manning demonstration on Saturday outside of the American embassy. About 300 people were there & the event lasted about 3 hours. Various speeches were made.
A journalist spoke who had witnessed the aftermath of a bombing attack in Afghanistan on a village of civilians, killed by mistake because the attack had been at night & which has never been reported on by the mainstream media.
A British soldier spoke for soldiers who had refused to go on fighting because they could see that what they were doing was morally wrong & was creating more bitterness & ‘enemies’ rather than less.
Other talkers brought up the cases of other ‘whistleblowers’ & activists who are in prison, most of them there for decades, including for instance a member of the Black Panther movement who has been in prison for 40 years ( the Black Panthers were an African American equal rights movement in the late 1960’s, early 70’s)
A woman spoke representing women who had been raped through war (although men are also raped).
A lawyer representing inmates at the Guantanamo ‘prison’ spoke of his efforts there
………& then my mother spoke (see video).
It really is important to form a new consensus & the internet is the means. The mainstream media does not report fully on the political issues which are the real causes for our day to day way of life, problems & fears. For instance I heard a report about the start of the Bradley Manning trial yesterday which was quite good on BBC radio yet I saw nothing about it on the news on television.
Democracy depends on people taking an active part in it & for this you need to be informed.