Almost Gone - The Ballad of Bradley Manning - By Graham Nash & James Raymond

This is a song in support ofArmy Private, Bradley Manning, titled Ballad of Bradley Manning. It was written by Graham Nash and James Raymond.

Almost Gone - The Ballad of Bradley Manning - By Graham Nash & James Raymond


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Below is the story about the song and the video and Bradley Manning
A companion video for "Almost Gone" -- a new song by legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash and musician James Raymond (son of David Crosby) -- was released in December 2011 in support of accused U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning.

The release was timed to Manning's first judicial hearing scheduled for December 16th 2011, the day before Bradley Mannings 24th birthday, following his more than 17-months in custody, including a year in solitary confinement that Amnesty International has characterized as "harsh and punitive."

Visually, the Almost Gone video is punctuated with bold graphics, disturbing images and harsh facts. The Bradley Manning Support Network has named the following day, December 17, its International Day of Solidarity (http://events.bradleymanning.org/). PFC Manning, an Army intelligence analyst who had been stationed near Baghdad, was arrested in May 2010 under suspicion of leaking classified information, including a video showing the killing of civilians, to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Nash and Raymond composed the song "Almost Gone (The Ballad of Bradley Manning)" during this spring's US tour of Crosby-Nash, and the new recording serves as the music bed for the video; it features an impassioned lead vocal by Nash, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted (Crosby, Stills & Nash, and The Hollies). "Bradley Manning is a hero to me," he sings, acknowledging Manning's role in making public videos and documents that shed light on such as issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.

Please watch these addition videos to fill in the blanks on Bradley Manning and his predicament.

Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq - Original Video - (14 Minutes)
youtube.com/watch?v=tbqmr5rtdOs

WikiLeaks 'Collateral Murder' Video: Iraq Veteran Ethan McCord - (11
Minutes) youtube.com/watch?v=vzUrccV1ko0

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks on Behalf of Whistleblower Bradley Manning - (9
Minutes) youtube.com/watch?v=gnziHJV0n44

Amy Goodman Reports on "Collateral Murder" WikiLeaks Video - (3 Minutes)
youtube.com/watch?v=7au7rMNY19I

Visit the official Bradley Manning Support Network at www.BradleyManning.Org

UPDATE ON STORY: Since this post was originally written on June 9, 2012, Bradley Manning officially became Chelsea Manning. And, pursuant to a commutation by President Obama just as he was preparing to leave office. Chelsea Manning was pardoned by President Obama and now scheduled to be released from prison on May 17, 2017.