23 Hours Per Day In A Solitary Confinement Cage: Bradley Manning & Marijuana Seed Seller Marc Emery

Cannabis seed seller Marc Emery has something in common with Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. Both have been subjected to solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system.

Manning is currently on trial in a military court. In a brave hour-long statement he made earlier this year during a hearing, Manning eloquently outlined why he used his job as a U.S. Army military intelligence analyst to access a treasure trove of military and diplomatic data that revealed the lies and criminality of U.S. military operations and foreign policy.

The young soldier talked of being sickened and morally offended by cockpit video and audio from a U.S. attack helicopter as it hovered above and blew away journalists, Iraqi citizens, and children as shown in the Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” video.

Manning said he felt U.S. forces were violating the U.S. Constitution, and creating needless suffering and death in countries the U.S. had invaded. He saw evidence that the U.S. government was lying to the world about U.S. wars in the Middle East. He believed that Americans needed to know what their government was really doing.

– Read the entire article at Big Buds.

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  1. gutrod on

    Bradley Manning crime: having a conscience which is not acceptable in the American War Machine where committing atrocities is seen as just business as usual. His sentence for whistle blowing will be cruel and severe. Is he really public enemy number one as the government would have us believe? The real danger is the public knowing the truth about the space cowboyz out there killing innocent people in the name of protecting American global interests.

  2. gutrod on

    Bradley Manning crime: having a conscience which is not acceptable in the American War Machine where committing atrocities is seen as just business as usual. His sentence for whistle blowing will be cruel and severe. Is he really public enemy number one as the government would have us believe? The real danger is the public knowing the truth about the space cowboyz out there killing innocent people.

  3. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    You’ve got the scoop. That describes the scene since he left. Channeling Goebels and people like him is the threat to liberty so if because I think Marc shouldn’t be in prison in the first place is a threat that’s in the way of liberty then I understand you clearly.

    Publish the shitlist and put it online, in the form of a factual historical timeline in short and include photographs of the perps, too. Hell, put it on Wikipedia. Scoop up that shit!

  4. Anonymous on

    Does anybody know the reason Marc is in solitary. When I work in Juvenal private prison we would some times have to put them in solitary for their own protection for various reasons also as punishment, as a deter ant and for suicide watch, we would have to strip them and put them in suicide suits so they could not harm them self’s His Lawyer or Jodie should be able to inquire as the reason. This does not sound like Marc from my correspondence with him, for some one who is counting on repatriating home.

  5. Anonymous on

    Does anybody know the reason Marc is in solitary. When I work in Juvenal private prison we would some times have to put them in solitary for their own protection for various reasons also as punishment, as a deter ant and for suicide watch, we would have to strip them and put them in suicide suits so they could not harm them self’s His Lawyer or Jodie should be able to inquire as the reason. This does not sound like Marc from my correspondence with him, for some one who is counting on repatriating home.

  6. Anonymous on

    ” because if the cannabis community has its way you’ll make good on this”

    ha ha the cannabis community are sleep in all talk zero action laggard slugs who only show up for free weed.. since Marc went away, the entire scene has rusted to a halt, laws are harder and remedy is farther away than ever before. When Marc returns and sees that nobody has done anything in the FIVE YEARS hes been in a foreign prison, he will be pissed. Mrs Ratsrectum, you are exactly as you describe yourself- a rats rectum.. useless smelly and in the way of liberty

  7. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    The U.S. government would like to maintain the Cash Cow of cannabis prohibition as a source of funding for the shit they do that the Congress wouldn’t appropriate funds for and the public would be outraged by if they knew the sordid details. Can you say Iran-Contra? Can you say plane loads of drugs flying into Arkansas under Bill Clinton’s nose? Can you say Afghani opium & record poppy production in the same sentence? How about secret prisons? How about an interrogation suspect related to the Boston Marathon bombing shot by law enforcement during the fuckin’ interrogation?

    They’re on guard against communication with him. Is another inmate threatening him and it’s for his own safety? This is just so fucked up because he doesn’t belong in prison in the first place. There will be retribution after cannabis legalization against the people involved in giving into the U.S. and his extradition, such as you had better have enough money squirreled away because if the cannabis community has its way you’ll make good on this or never work again. You might as well emigrate to the U.S. since you crawl up the asses so much. Some day the shitlist will be made public, and we will urge people not to vote for you, not to hire you, not to buy from your businesses, not to engage your services, just like you’ve been doing to us all these years. Asswipes.