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39th Santa Cruz Pride Parade: Free Bradley Manning!
by Bradley Allen ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
On Sunday, June 2, 2013, thousands of people lined Pacific Avenue for the 39th annual Santa Cruz Pride parade and festival presented by The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz. A wide range of organizations participated in the parade, including a contingent raising awareness and support for political prisoner Bradley Manning.
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[Photo: Santa Cruz peace activist Sherry Conable stands on Cathcart at Pacific holding up two fingers for peace and a placard stating “Free Bradley Manning. Peace Hero”.]



This summer's Pride celebrations fall in the midst of a military court martial where PFC Bradley Manning's entire life will quite literally be on the line. In San Francisco and far beyond, turmoil has been brewing over the SF Pride Board's designation of Bradley Manning as this year's Grand Marshal, followed by a revocation of that announcement.

The Bradley Manning Support Network writes, "Nobel Peace Prize nominee PFC Bradley Manning, a 25-year-old Army intelligence analyst, who released the Collateral Murder video that shows the killing of unarmed civilians and two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. Manning also shared documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and a series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables. These documents were published by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and they have illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, along with a number of human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy. Given the war crimes exposed by these documents, PFC Bradley Manning should be given a medal of honor."

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Coverage of Pride 2012: 38th Annual Santa Cruz Pride Parade and Festival: Life Gets Better Together
§The Invisible Pink Unicorn Loves You!
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Take Back Santa Cruz
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§La Cage Aux Folles at Cabrillo Stage
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Queens
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§STRANGE for LGBTTIQQ Youth
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§PFLAG: Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Transfamily Support Group of Santa Cruz County
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Resource Center for Nonviolence
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Free Bradley Manning
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§UCSC's Delta Lambda Psi: World's First Queer Gender Neutral Frarority
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§L A C A G E
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Bump! Set! Fabulous!!! Santa Cruz Gay Volleyball
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Santa Cruz AIDS Project and Surf City AIDS Ride
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Children Line Pacific Avenue to Cheer the Pride Parade
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§NOH8: Promote Marriage, Gender and Human Equality
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Kids Float Along Pacific Avenue in a Wheelbarrow
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:45 PM
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§Planned Parenthood: Stand Up for Choice!
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:46 PM
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§Santa Cruz Pride Promoters
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:47 PM
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§WAMM: Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:48 PM
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§WAMMily
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:49 PM
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§Streaming Onto Pacific Avenue at Tail end of Santa Cruz Pride Parade
by Bradley Allen Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:54 PM
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