Marketing Campaign of the Day

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A fully funded $14,800 Kickstarter has resulted in an extensive D.C. ad campaign defending Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is charged with "aiding the enemy" for leaking the largest dump of classified information in U.S. history to WikiLeaks. If convicted, Manning faces life in prison, an outcome the series of subway ads -- which hail him as a whistleblower -- seeks to avoid.

The ads, by nonprofit ad firm EpicStep and the Bradley Manning Support Network, are directed at government workers in the capital:

The military has done its best to limit public exposure to Bradley Manning's case by holding the trial at Ft. Meade, a relatively difficult location for the public to attend, and they have not released transcripts of the pretrial hearing, thereby limiting media exposure and making it difficult for laymen to follow the proceedings. Let's bring the case back to Washington! ... These ads will force government workers to remember WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning, remind them that the public is behind Bradley, and explain that what Bradley is accused of doing is a public good.

Bradley's next hearing is June 6.


Follow Up of the Day: Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning,wikileaks
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Follow Up of the Day: The US Army has filed 22 additional charges against alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been sitting in solitary confinement at the maximum security jail on Quantico marine base in Virginia for the past 10 months on charges of illegally obtaining 150,000 confidential US gov't cables and handing over 50 of them to an unauthorized person. One of the new charges -- "aiding the enemy" -- carries a possible death sentence.