Today is Bradley Manning’s 25th birthday being “celebrated” in the custody of the US Military and the US Government, unfortunately. We’d like to take this opportunity to send him our best wishes and to say that we hope we’ll all be celebrating his birthday next year at this time with him and his friends and family OUTSIDE the prison walls in freedom!
“The procession that goes in and out of the prison doors is not a new one. It is the result of an old struggle under new forms and under new conditions. All through history those who have fought against oppression have constantly been faced with the dungeons of a ruling class…. No cause is a great one which has not produced fighters in its ranks who have dared to face arrest and trial and imprisonment.”
— James P. Cannon, “The Cause That Passes Through a Prison,” Labor Defender (September 1926) [With thanks to the Partisan Defense Committee website.]