Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Torture of Pvt. Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning has been forced to sleep naked in his cell, according to his lawyers. President Obama says he has been assured that Manning's prison conditions 'are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards'. Photograph: EPA

Daniel Ellsberg, This Shameful Abuse of Bradley Manning

Why is the U.S. Torturing Pvt. Manning?

PJ Crowley Resigns After Remarks Bashing Bradley Manning's Detention

PJ Crowley, the official spokesman at the state department, has fallen on his sword after calling the treatment of Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the WikiLeaks files, "counterproductive and stupid".
Crowley had said: "What is being done to Bradley Manning is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the department of defence."
The remarks forced President Obama to address for the first time the issue of Manning's handling at Quantico marine base in Virginia. Obama defended the way Manning is being treated, saying he had been reassured by the Pentagon that his confinement was appropriate.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Gays and Harding University

Some gay students are ultra-conservative Christian (Church of Christ) Harding University, are using the internet to reach out for help:
The State of the Gay at Harding University

I'm an alumnus from Harding (1983), I went in a Bible Major, and left three years later a gay, atheist socialist :)
It is very oppressive for gays, and there are a lot of gay students there, like many Christian colleges, most of them are sent there by their parents, and they cannot just leave...
I could and did...
Like most fundamentalists, the Church of Christ has no understanding of sexual orientation or identity, only "homosexual behaviors." They are still in the 18th century...
If you are student at Harding.. GET OUT if you can! Go to a public college, they are cheaper! If you can't leave, hang in there, and seek friends and support online and in nearby cities (Little Rock and Memphis)

Read more:

Conservative Campus Queers Revolt