This Week in WikiLeaks Podcast—Past Revelations on Iraq War & Bradley Manning Support Day

Submitted by kgosztola on Sun, 03/13/2011 – 14:23 to WLCentral at http://wlcentral.org/node/1462

UPDATE: Unedited podcast is posted.

This week’s guest is Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can’t Wait, initiated in 2005 to “drive out the Bush regime” by repudiating its program, forcing it from office through a mass, independent movement and reversing the direction it had launched. Based in New York City, she leads World Can’t Wait in its continuing efforts to stop the crimes of our government, including the unjust occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture and detention codes, as well as reversing the fascist direction of U.S. society, from the surveillance state to the criminalization of abortion and immigrants.

Her writing can be read here. Her latest piece is “Nakedness, Justice and Bradley Manning.”

To mark the eighth anniversary of the Iraq War, Sweet discusses some of the revelations that have come from WikiLeaks on the Iraq War thanks to Cablegate and the Iraq War Logs and the “Collateral Murder” video.

Sweet addresses how WikiLeaks revelations on the wars are fueling antiwar resistance in America. She will highlight upcoming actions on March 19 and 20 in the United States to oppose ongoing US wars and occupations and to support Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower being held at Quantico Marine Brig in Virginia.

Following Sweet’s interview, some time was spent doing a roundup on some of the past week’s news related to WikiLeaks. The milestone that was reached this week, the 100th Day of Cablegate, was recounted.

To listen go to CMN News

If you would like to call into the show and ask a question or make a remark, dial 724-444-7444. Punch in the following call ID: 83395 and then the #. When asked for a pin, press 1 and the #. We’ll take questions and comments in the latter half of the podcast.

If you missed last week’s episode with guest Andy Worthington on Bradley Manning, the Spanish investigation into Guantanamo continuing thanks to WikiLeaks cables and other WikiLeaks revelations, you can download the .mp3 file here. (Or, find it on iTunes by searching for “CMN News.”)

And now for a few plugs: WL Central is doing excellent coverage of all the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. If you haven’t been keeping up with what is happening, check the front page for updates on various countries. Also, see how WL Central is supporting and covering the organization of Bradley Manning Support Days all over the world.

If you would like to learn more about WikiLeaks, I encourage you to buy Greg Mitchell’s recently published book, “Age of WikiLeaks,” which can be purchased in print on Blurb.com or in e-book form off of Amazon.

I helped Mitchell with parts of the book and I and others are listed in the back as “resources” on Twitter.

Here is Mitchell’s WikiLeaks blog at The Nation. He just celebrated his 100th day of blogging WikiLeaks.

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