1001 Nights Anthology
“I felt I had accomplished something that allowed me to have a clear conscience based upon what I had seen and read about and knew were happening in both Iraq and Afghanistan everyday.
I hoped that the public would be as alarmed as me about the conduct of the aerial weapons team crew members. I wanted the American public to know that not everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan are targets that needed to be neutralized, but rather people who were struggling to live in the pressure cooker environment of what we call asymmetric warfare.”
– Bradley Manning from his Providence Statement read in court February 28th 2013
Inspired by Bradley Manning, Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic Parliamentarian – Pirate Party and co-producer of the aerial weapons team, WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video) invites you to contribute your creative energies toward a compendium of work to speak TRUTH to power. Now accepting contributions for:
1001 Nights (for the over 1000 nights that Bradley Manning has spent imprisoned without due process)
a call out for works (poetry, essays, drawings, songs…code…) there will be a total of 1001 entries from well-known and unsung freedom fighters from all over the globe.
We will leak what you submit
send a message from you to Bradley
What was the 1st day of prison like for Bradley?
Why do you think Bradley Manning isn’t broken?
The Anthology will be #opensource, on a website or digital platform – And also in limited edition print.
An excerpt from Birgitta’s poem “Keep On Going”:
We are not alone
we who work for peace
in our hearts and in the world
let us keep the flame of hope living
let us not stop shouting for justice
take to the streets
and demand an end to this bloodbath of the innocent
this is your work