Sun 3 Nov: Win a football! Engaging with rugby fans in Wrexham

Win a rugby football signed by Julian Assange

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Everyone who donates to this fund during November will be entered into the draw.


Solidarity at Wales vs USA Rugby League World Cup Match in Wrexham

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Five of us gathered on Sunday morning 3 November outside the Racecourse ground in Wrexham to hold a vigil for Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.

12 vigil

We set up along the pavement with some older banners as well as our brand new football-oriented one complete with Camus quote.

06 footie banner

Razz kept things lively with guitar and song…

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On Thursday, just before heading off to Liverpool to prepare for the benefit gig there, Razz performed the Beatle’s classic Help! outside the ground.

Back to Sunday, while Razz played the rest of us engaged with the rugby crowd, who were mostly Welsh and had natural sympathy for the plight of Manning’s family faced with years of costly prison visits to the imprisoned whistleblower.

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We also handed out hundreds of flyers with basic information about the case and how to donate.


flyer both sides in one

More photos here.

Join us on Saturday 16 November

We’ll be back outside the Racecourse for the Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match on 16 November which may well be between the USA and Australia. Join us from 11.30am.

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3 Responses to Sun 3 Nov: Win a football! Engaging with rugby fans in Wrexham

  1. wiseupwales says:

    Reblogged this on WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange and commented:

    A weekend of solidarity with Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning – Part 2

  2. Kimberly Williams says:

    Can anyone tell me how to make a pay pal donation to the Manning Family Fund in American dollars?
    Kim Williams
    Norfolk, VA

    • wiseupwales says:

      I think that because our PayPal account is held in the UK, payments are made in GB pounds sterling. However, if you’re in the US, then your account will be debited the equivalent amount in US dollars. £1 GB is currently about $1.6 US. We have had payments via PayPal from US, France and Australia for instance, all in round figures in GB pounds (eg £5, £10). Hope that helps.

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