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‘Finally’: Judge Orders Chelsea Manning’s Immediate Release After a Year in Jail and Suicide Attempt

Posted by on March 13, 2020 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
‘Finally’: Judge Orders Chelsea Manning’s Immediate Release After a Year in Jail and Suicide Attempt

Federal Judge Anthony Trenga on Thursday ordered the immediate release of U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning less than 24 hours after Manning’s legal team disclosed that she was recovering in the hospital after attempting suicide in jail. #chelseamanning

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Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning Nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by on February 19, 2020 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning Nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Two whistleblowers—Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden—were nominated alongside WikiLeaks journalist and former editor-in-chief Julian Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2020 by 17 members of a German parliamentary group. #nobelpeaceprize

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Chelsea Manning Says She Is ‘Never Backing Down’ in Face of US Detention Meant to Break Her

Posted by on January 3, 2020 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning Says She Is ‘Never Backing Down’ in Face of US Detention Meant to Break Her

Two days after the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer published a letter he sent to the U.S. government urging her release from federal prison, whistleblower Chelsea Manning issued a response welcoming the support and promising to stay resolute in the face of her prolonged detention. #chelseamanning

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Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of US War As ‘People’ – Not ‘Statistics’ – Compelled Leaks

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of US War As ‘People’ – Not ‘Statistics’ – Compelled Leaks

When Manning was asked about why she leaked the trove of documents, she said, “I have a responsibility to the public … we all have a responsibility… We’re getting all this information from all these different sources and its just death, destruction, mayhem… We’re filtering it all through facts, statistics, reports, dates, times, locations, and eventually, you just stop. I stopped seeing just statistics and information, and I started seeing people.”

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Supporters ‘Ecstatic’ After Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Supporters ‘Ecstatic’ After Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Human rights defenders, government watchdogs, and LGBTQ advocates have long been pushing Obama to commute Manning’s 35-year sentence, particularly as Manning, who is transgender and is being denied appropriate healthcare in military prison, has attempted suicide twice in the past six months.

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Chelsea Manning May Face Solitary For Questionable Reasons

Chelsea Manning May Face Solitary For Questionable Reasons

Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving a 35-year military prison sentence for leaking official secrets, has been threatened with indefinite solitary confinement for having an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell and being found in possession of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair issue, according to her lawyers and supporters.

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Chelsea Manning: We’re Citizens, Not Subjects. We Have the Right to Criticize Government Without Fear

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning: We’re Citizens, Not Subjects. We Have the Right to Criticize Government Without Fear

Chelsea Manning: I believe that when the public lacks even the most fundamental access to what its governments and militaries are doing in their names, then they cease to be involved in the act of citizenship. There is a bright distinction between citizens, who have rights and privileges protected by the state, and subjects, who are under the complete control and authority of the state.

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Five Years On, the WikiLeaks ‘Collateral Murder’ Video Matters More than Ever

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Military, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Five Years On, the WikiLeaks ‘Collateral Murder’ Video Matters More than Ever

This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the release of the WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video which showed a July 12, 2007 US Apache attack helicopter attack upon individuals in a Baghdad suburb. Amongst the over twelve people killed by the 30mm cannon-fire were two Reuters staff. The video was part of the huge cache of material leaked to WikiLeaks by Chelsea Manning. It is worth marking the anniversary of its release for a number of reasons.

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Julian Assange Crowdfunds Life-Size Statue of Himself

Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Art, Films and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Julian Assange Crowdfunds Life-Size Statue of Himself

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has used the whistleblowing website’s official Twitter account to publicise a funding drive for the creation of a life-size bronze public artwork featuring himself, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, described as a “a monument to courage”.

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Chelsea Manning and the Power of Empathy

Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning and the Power of Empathy

Empathy is a primary evolutionary force of mankind. It is part of our common universal language. We need to nurture and pass it on to the next generation as a heritage of a human culture. The survival of the species depends on our capacity to feel the pain of others as if it is our own. For this I say Chelsea Manning did a great service to humanity. She taught us all that it is this vulnerable love for our fellow human beings that can overcome the darkness in the world.

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Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning), the former US Army intelligence analyst who was found guilty of releasing the largest set of classified documents in US history, will be honored in absentia for her role in exposing the dark nature of civilian casualties in Iraq. Manning, who is currently incarcerated at Leavenworth Prison, will be recognized at a ceremony in absentia at Oxford University’s prestigious Oxford Union Society “for casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy,” according to the press release, published by activist and author David Swanson.

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