Restrictions begin for Chelsea Manning; 21 days for expired toothpaste, books

September 18, 2015. Chelsea Manning's 21-days of restriction began last night. This sentence was the result of her being convicted by a Fort Leavenworth panel of possessing a tube of expired toothpaste, and reading material that she received via the prison mail system. The Support Network believes that Chelsea is being punished for continuing to write and speak out while in prison.Read more »


Chelsea found guilty of absurd infractions, but spared solitary confinement

August 19, 2015. After 100k petitions were delivered to the Army yesterday, the secret disciplinary panel at Fort Leavenworth military prison sentenced Chelsea to 21 days of restrictions on her recreational activities, including no access to the gym, library or outdoors. We won an important victory by keeping Chelsea out of “indefinite solitary confinement;” however, this ruling of guilty on all charges is not without significant ramifications. Read more »


Yes, Chelsea really is facing indefinite solitary confinement for her books and toothpaste

August 13, 2015. By the Chelsea Manning Support Network. First photo of Chelsea Manning released since her 2013 court martial! Chelsea is facing indefinite solitary confinement at a closed hearing August 18 based on absurd charges. Sign the petition and donate to the legal defense fund today.Read more »


Chelsea threatened with indefinite solitary confinement

August 12, 2015. Chelsea Manning is being threatened with indefinite solitary confinement over absurd prison infractions, including having "political" magazines and toothpaste past the expiration date. Prison hearing set for Tuesday, August 18. Sign the petition to protest this move to silence Chelsea.Read more »


Our $45,000 challenge to pay for Chelsea’s legal appeal

We’re launching a new effort to finish paying Chelsea’s critical legal appeal. This will be Chelsea’s first, and possibly most important, opportunity to challenge of her unjust conviction and sentence. Today, we need your help funding the last $45,000 of this upcoming appeal before the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals.Read more »


Chelsea Manning on trans inclusion in the military

July 31, 2015. Chelsea Manning's new Guardian op-ed: Transgender people's inclusion in the military is a key first step - but not the last.Read more »


New crowd-funding campaign for Chelsea's legal fees launched by Freedom of the Press Foundation

July 15, 2015. First Look Media and Glenn Greenwald offering up to $60,000 in matching funds! The Chelsea Manning Support Network applauds this new crowd-funding effort. It comes at a critical time, as we struggle to fund the legal team’s uninterrupted preparation for Chelsea’s upcoming appeal.Read more »


Global support for Chelsea at Pride 2015

July 3, 2015. Video and photos from this Pride celebrations around the world showing support for heroic Wikileaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning.Read more »


Chelsea writes on 5 years in confinement in new Guardian op-ed

May 27, 2015. Today marks 5 years since Chelsea Manning was ordered into military confinement. In her latest Guardian op-ed, Chelsea speaks on why she chose to disclose information to the public and what her life has been like since.Read more »

The US government still hides vast amounts of its national security actions from the public. Photograph: Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/Corbis

"Protect the public's right to free speech & free press": Manning's latest Guardian op-ed

May 6, 2015. Chelsea Manning's latest op-ed for The Guardian, "We’re citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear,” calls for a media shield law and more government transparency.Read more »

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"What it’s like to live, and grow as a human being: transitioning in a military prison." Chelsea shares her story on Medium

October 7, 2015. Through Medium, Chelsea Manning gains another platform to share her story. Read her first posted story on her experience transitioning while in a military prison.Read more »


Chelsea Manning Defense Fund information

Updated October 2, 2015. About Chelsea Manning's defense fund, including the various ways to donate and our regular fiscal accounting.Read more »


Chelsea denied right to follow recommended grooming standards

September 21, 2015. The military issued another denial to Chelsea's request to follow female grooming standards, including growing her hair, while incarcerated at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Chelsea announced her intent to continue fighting in court on Fri.Read more »


NY Times review: ‘Whistleblower,’ a dance-theater take on Chelsea Manning

September 20, 2015. The New York Times theater critic Alexis Soloski reviews the new play "Whistleblower", by Mark Dendy, starring Liv Bruce as Chelsea Manning, at Dixon Place. Read more »


Transphobia at the intersection of the military and prison industrial complexes

September 13, 2015. "My home ... is the US Disciplinary Barracks, the US' crown jewel military prison. Being both a military institution and a prison, it lies in a unique ... intersection of two of the world's largest institutional ecosystems: the military-industrial complex and the prison industrial complex."Read more »


PAPER magazine's Chelsea Manning interview

September 1, 2015. "Is it radical to seek justice? Is it radical to be rescued by love? Is it subversive to be sweet? ... Is it radical to be true to yourself? Maybe it is? I don't know, but it just makes sense to me," declares Chelsea in an interview with Holly Herndon, Mat Dryhurst, Metahaven and Jacob Appelbaum.Read more »


Revolutionary Chelsea Manning on cover of Counter Punch mag

August 17, 2015. Chelsea Manning is depicted on the cover of the July 2015 Counter Punch magazine, along with Edward Snowden and Cornell West. Read more »


First photo of Chelsea since her 2013 trial

August 13, 2015. Through a FOIA request, Chelsea was able to obtain her prison mugshot taken in April--the first photo of her available since 2013.Read more »


Newsweek asks Glenn Greenwald why American's prefer Snowden over Manning

July 20, 2015. Mr. Greenwald addresses a number of challenges that friends of Chelsea Manning face in funding her legal appeals, and advocating for her release, in this Newsweek article.Read more »


Glenn Greenwald offers $10,000 in matching funds for Cheslea's legal fees

July 15, 2015. Journalist, constitutional lawyer, and best-selling author Glenn Greenwald announced today that he's personally offering $10,000 in support of a new crowd-funding effort to pay for Chelsea's legal fees.Read more »

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