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Kim Zetter reports: "As Obama was speaking at the $5,000-a-plate breakfast fundraiser, California activist Naomi Pitcairn, sitting at one of the tables, began humming and singing a modified version of the song 'Where's Our Change?', decrying Manning's treatment in prison. Pitcairn removed her blazer and shirt to reveal a T-shirt with a picture of the young Army intelligence analyst who is suspected of leaking a massive cache of classified and sensitive documents to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks. As the rest of the group at Pitcairn's table joined in with her song, they held up signs that read 'Free Bradley Manning.'"

Activist Naomi Pitcairn led protesters supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, interrupting his remarks with a song, 04/21/11. (photo: Logan Price)
Activist Naomi Pitcairn led protesters supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, interrupting his remarks with a song, 04/21/11. (photo: Logan Price)

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+9 # giraffee2012 2011-04-22 12:37
Why can't we comment? what about my first amendment rights?
+20 # Dan Avery 2011-04-22 12:51
Excellent. Shame they had to drop that much change to be heard. Speech, it would seem, has become very expensive in this country.
+2 # billy bob 2011-04-22 21:00
Maybe that was the "change" the President was refering to in his campaign.
+4 # KittatinyHawk 2011-04-22 20:14
Here's to the Fresh Juice...may your voice be heard,. Politicians should be reminded that they do things wrongly. President is no better than anyone else!
I wish I could afford it, I would have worn Wolf shirt.
Maybe this is what the Organizations should do...go to these fundraisers, you send checks for their Campaign. Remind them of what they are doing to us...We support you with checks, now go and support us Face to Face! Unions especially should be there. Remind him how he gets his checks, his campaign money.
+4 # soularddave 2011-04-22 20:43
Private Manning is a very PUBLIC figure now. He demonstrates that the USA has political prisoners.

Justice should have been swift, and based on his actions, rather than the substance of the revelations. Of course the fact that many celebrate the actions, nobody will be satisfied that justice will prevail.

Nor, will justice prevail unless the perpetrators of the deadly USA attack on the journalists are punished. It all fits together in the minds of those who have figured out that the USA military is corrupt.
+3 # tomo 2011-04-22 21:08
This is excellent! It should be the greeting our Great Mouthpiece gets every time he shows up in public!
+5 # wellington 2011-04-23 05:59
Public and well-organized protesting acts can cause embarassment and if it go repeated by many more people, many times, this surely will turn an powerful arm to push government to debate question behind protesting.
+1 # billy bob 2011-04-23 20:02
You know, the President could have used this as an opportunity to speak to his base and say something to the effect, that he "understands our concerns and is doing everything he can to make sure justice is served"... etc. It might, have been bullshit, but, then again, he COULD have actually said something meaningful.

Instead, he chose to use the moment to make a smart-assed remark. Dubya would be proud.
+2 # God Dont Like Ugly 2011-04-23 20:32
Quoting billy bob:
You know, the President could have used this as an opportunity to speak to his base and say something ...

But billy bob, he did take the time to say something "meaningful". He said Bradley Manning "broke the law".

I'm sure Dubya is ever-so-proud of his little "Decider" Jr., who has now set himself up as judge and jury.

What's next? Executioner?
0 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-04-25 19:32
He's already set himself up as executioner. He's "legalized" assassinations of American citizens, allegedly only abroad supposedly; but, if he can do it to American citizens abroad, it's just a very short step to authorizing it against American citizens domestically, if he hasn't already, which he probably has. This is no longer a free country. It's a dictatorship and police state of many dictators where no American is safe in their own country anymore, especially dissenters against all of this madness as it is the duty of all of us to be; and, as a result, the U.S. government's many crimes and criminal actions are only going to get worse and worse, and more and more totalitarian and repressive against the American people. Why? Because the American people are allowing it and aren't putting a stop to it. So they are bringing the totalitarian militarized police state on themselves. But how many millions of the 300+ million Americans have to suffer, and die, before they put a stop to it? It's possibly too late and we're all fracked because of all this... (Continued below.)
0 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-04-25 20:12
(Continued from above.) ...It only took about ten years for Nazi Germany to rise to power; and, today, it has only taken about ten years for Nazi Amerika to rise to power. When the people of both could have put a stop to it before it was too late, sometime within those ten year periods, they didn't do so, and now we're going to pay a horrendous and terrifying (aka terrorizing) price for it, probably much worse than the German people did. God help us all!
0 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-04-25 21:18
P.S.---Many American citizens end up mysteriously dead and/or "suicided" right here within American borders. Enron executive who undoubtedly knew too much and was a liability to the American "Nazis", the international globalists who run the world AND the United States, Ken Lay, is a prime example and/or case in point. But it's amazing that most "Americans" don't know about it and think he's still alive. Me thinks the BushCONS and the other neo-"American 'Nazis'", the corporate-fasci sts, didn't trust Lay as much as they claimed to, and were afraid he was going to spill the beans, possibly the insider information he had about 9-11 for instance? Maybe he threatened them outright, or did something else, or some series of things, that got them to come to distrust him, and that got them to eliminate him as a result, or they weren't taking any chances no matter what? "Al-CIA-duh(!)" and the FBI, etc., have been assassinating Americans for a very long time now, and it's no doubt gotten worse and worse over the decades; JFK being one of the first most important examples of this.

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