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War resisters

Peter Searby (ed) Cambridge at War. The Diary of Jack Overhill 1939-1945

Cambridgeshire Records Society, 2010; 406pp; £18

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Supporting Brad

US private Bradley Manning has been in a maximum-security prison in Virginia, USA, since May 2010 after being accused of leaking classified information to the whistleblower site WikiLeaks.

Human rights groups denounce inhumane conditions for alleged WikiLeaks source

PFC Bradley Manning has been in a maximum-security prison in Virginia, USA for the past eight months after being accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. This information includes the “Collateral Murder” video, which depicts a 2007 US helicopter attack in Iraq that killed 12 people. Manning has been in solitary confinement and under constant surveillance although he has not yet been tried or convicted of his crimes.

Manning is being held in the Quantico Confinement Facility under inhumane conditions. He spends every day in a 12’ x 6’ cell and he is only allowed out for one hour a day, which he spends exercising by walking around another room. He has no sheets, no pillows, and no personal items in his cell, and he has very little contact with the outside world. In December, Manning spent his 23rd birthday alone due to the harsh terms of his visiting hours.

These conditions have contributed to a decline in Manning’s physical and mental health. Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, has said that Manning’s living conditions are abusive, and the UN has begun investigating Manning’s treatment on the grounds that it may amount to torture.

Israeli jails

Israeli jails

CO Status Refused

CO status refused

Soldiers vs war

US group Iraq Veterans Against War used the ninth anniversary of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan to launch “Operation Recovery”, a campaign to stop the deployment of traumatised troops to Iraq and

Ross: no go

Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton (see p2) shared a cell in the Military Correctional Training Centre, Colchester, with another soldier serving nine months for going absent without official leave (after

"They'd all chant 'Free Joe Glenton' on parade."

A British soldier who spent four months in jail for refusing to return to Afghanistan has spoken of the “unbelievable support” that he received from fellow soldiers during his imprisonment at the M

"Collateral murder" video whistleblower faces 52 years

US army whistleblower Bradley Manning has now been charged with “communicating, transmitting and delivering national defence information to an unauthorised source”.

David Zeiger (dir),' Sir, No Sir!';Winterfilm Collective (dir), "Winter Soldier"

These two films, separated by 33 years (Winter Soldier was originally released in 1972; Sir, No Sir!