[Ft. Meade, MD] On August 21, 2013 Burning Hearts Media joined with Sparrow Media to produce Alexa O’Brien’s exclusive interview with David Coombs, lead civilian counsel for Private First Class Manning. An excerpt of this interview aired that afternoon on Huffpost Live and was embedded on Huffington Post. The next morning, 40 minutes of this interview aired on Democracy Now!. The following is Alexa’s interview with David in its entirety available for embed or download. We welcome bloggers and media outlets to use this footage as it is the only comprehensive long-form interview with Manning’s counsel and sheds an important light on one of the most historic and heartbreaking cases of whistleblower prosecution to date.
*As of 8/22/13 Manning announced she will go by Chelsea Manning*
US v. Pfc. Bradley Manning- Post Sentencing Press Conference
Yesterday, I helped produce and film the first exclusive interview with David Coombs, Pfc. Chelsea Manning‘s lawyer just minutes after a judge in Ft. Meade, MD handed down a sentence of 35 years for Chelsea’s part in leaking information to wikileaks. Although this was a very sad, and surreal day, I am honored that I was asked to work on this. Watch a little segment of the interview on the Huffington Post. Watch the whole interview on Democracy Now 8am EST on 8/22/13 (today). Stay tuned for an intimate look at the sentencing brought to you by Alexa O’Brien, Sparrow Media, and myself
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“Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.”
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“On February 8, a 25-year-old animal rescue worker named Amy Meyer and a colleague pulled into a parking lot across the street from the Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing Company in Draper, Utah, a suburb south of Salt Lake City. They crossed the street and stepped onto a strip of public land on the roadside, stopping short of a barbed wire fence that demarcated the boundary of the property of the slaughterhouse.
Across a small field, the building housing the killing floor stood in plain sight. Through two large open doors facing the road they stood on, they could see cows being led onto the plant’s disassembly line. Outside the building, a forklift was pushing a live cow—possibly a sick, “downer” cow, which are illegal to slaughter. Despite the fact that she stood firmly on public property and was not an employee of the slaughterhouse, when Meyer took out her camera and began to film, she set herself up to become the agricultural industry’s first-ever “Ag Gag” criminal.”