Manning’s family and supporters converge on Dublin in Irish solidarity effort
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Private Cheslea (Bradley) Manning’s Welsh mother, two aunts and an uncle will return to their roots and spend the next few days in Dublin, birthplace of their late father, where supporters are organising a series of events and meetings to raise awareness of Manning’s plight and of moves to help the family with the cost of Transatlantic prison visits now and (unless Manning is pardoned and released) the years ahead. £1,000 has already been given to the family from this fund towards the cost of their next visit.
Meetings and media
The Justice, Peace, Human Rights & Sustainability organisation Afri Action from Ireland is co-ordinating the visit and has set up a series of meetings that will bring the visiting family members to meet human rights groups, lawyers, politicians, the media and others.
Three evenings for Manning
Benefit Gig Thursday at Temple Bar
Public Meeting Friday at Trinity College
Music Session Saturday at the Brian Boru
Where? Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, entrance from the lane at the side of the Halfpenny Bridge pub.
When? 9pm til late
Entrance: by donation, suggested €10 rich/€5 poor.
Featuring: Maddog, Squeezebox Folk Punk, Fathoms (Ex-Melodica Deathship), DJ Tommy Rash, Punk, Ska, Hip Hop, DJ Colm – Super Hero Porn Set.
Where? Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin.
When? 7pm sharp.
Entrance: by donation.
Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four will speak and human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce has also been invited.
Where? Brian Boru pub, Phibsborough, D7.
When? Gather from 8pm. Music from 9pm.
Irish, Latin & other musicians, including Joe Black, RoJ Whelan, Paul O’Toole, Robbie Synott & Elvis.
All welcome. Please join us.
For more detailed information about how you can help Chelsea Manning, see our sister blog wiseupaction.info.
Manning’s family in Aberystwyth last week
On 20 November, members of the family attended a performance of the play The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning performed by Aberystwyth University third year Theatre Studies students, staying afterwards to meet and share their thoughts with the 17 strong cast, tutors and other members of the production team.