Berkeley won’t be offering a home any time soon to former Guantanamo Bay detainees. And it won’t be calling Private Bradley Manning a hero, either.
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday will consider a watered-down version of a bill regarding Bradley Manning, the army private suspected of leaking the WikiLeaks documents.
By John C. Osborn
The proposal of the Peace and Justice Commission to name Private Bradley Manning a hero for leaking sensitive U.S. government documents has provided much of the world an opportunity to bash Berkeley.
When we wrote about the Peace & Justice Commission resolution to honor Pfc. Bradley Manning yesterday, there was a grand total of a single minutes from a commission meeting this year available on the city’s website. It looks like attention produces action. All the minutes agendas from this year’s meetings are now on the commission’s site. Update But there are still no minutes of those meetings.
At the moment, there are 308 stories on Google News about Berkeley’s Peace & Justice Commission’s proposal to “support and free Pfc Bradley Manning and proclaim him a hero”. They range from the outraged (“Berkeley Gives America the Middle Finger” on Fox) to the more measured (“GI’s supporters still awaiting WikiLeaks donation” on the Washington Post).