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2nd Manning Truthfest: From Ireland to Wales with Love

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Tuesday February 10, 2015 23:39author by WISE Up Wales - Private Manning Family Support Report this post to the editors

Solidarity with Chelsea Manning & her Welsh-Irish family

On the weekend of 23-25 January, Irish actors, musicians and activists descended on Wales for a weekend of solidarity with WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning) and her family.

The first Truthfest in January 2014 was the brainchild of Irish actor and activist Donal O'Kelly, an idea hatched after he met members of Manning's family during a visit to Dublin organised by Irish Australian activist Ciaron O'Reilly in collaboration with Afri (Action from Ireland) in November 2013. The links forged during that visit have been maintained and strengthened through a series of exchange visits since that time, most recently this 2nd Manning Truthfest.

Ciaron O'Reilly was one of five Pitstop Ploughshares activists who disabled a US Navy war plane at Shannon airport in 2003. Read about Chelsea Manning and Shannon Airport here: http://wp.me/P42I6Q-iF
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Report: From Ireland to Wales with Love
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2015/01/31/manning-ireland...love/

Report: Reflections from the Truthfest Crew
http://wp.me/P42I6Q-hR

Press Releases
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2015/01/13/2nd-manning-tru...ease/

Photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vertigogen/sets/721576504...5496/

Videos
Links below.

Support needed for our solidarity work with Chelsea Manning's family
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Related Link: http://manningfamilyfund.org/donate-to-the-family-fund/

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Caption: Words, music & dance at Truthfest


Caption: More songs & tunes at Truthfest


Caption: Sorcha Fox reads Chelsea Manning

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