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Defending Democracy: A presentation by Chelsea Manning's new defense team, now on Youtube!

April 19, 2014. See Chelsea Manning's new defense team, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, give their first public presentation alongside NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, FBI whistleblower Mike German, and Support Network Organizer Emma Cape.Read more »

 
How Chelsea Manning sees herself, and would like to look as a trans woman following treatment for gender dysphoria at Fort Leavenworth military prison. This image was created by artist Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Chelsea herself.

Chelsea Manning to represent largest U.S. 'Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration' in 2014

April 11, 2014. Chelsea Manning has been chosen as an Honorary Grand Marshal for 2014 San Francisco LGBT Pride. Chelsea thanked the SF Pride Committee for the honor, and shared an initial illustration of how she sees herself.Read more »

 
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David Coombs: Update on PFC Chelsea Manning

March 26, 2014. By attorney David Coombs. Since being retained to represent [Chelsea Manning] on July 16, 2010, I have fought to ensure that she received a fair trial and a just result. Unfortunately, I do not believe that she received either.Read more »

 
How Chelsea might look with HRT, as interpreted my artist Molly Crabapple.

Announcing the "Chelsea Manning Support Network"

Edited March 25, 2014. By CMSN. PVT Manning has filed to change her name legally to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning" and to receive hormone therapy. To show our support in this struggle, we are renaming ourselves to the "Chelsea Manning Support Network."Read more »

 
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Messages from Chelsea Manning and attorney Nancy Hollander

March 17, 2014. By Chelsea Manning. "I hope that you will continue supporting my fight for justice. My case impacts important issues that affect many, if not all Americans.... I sincerely hope that we can continue working together to change history."Read more »

 
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New legal team will fight for Chelsea on appeal

March 17, 2014. By the Chelsea Manning Support Network. Chelsea Manning has selected attorneys Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward to represent her in the US Army Court of Appeals, federal appeals and potentially even the Supreme Court. Support Network renames itself in solidarity with Chelsea, and more campaign news.Read more »

 
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Chelsea Manning acceptance statement of Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence

February 20, 2014. By the Private Manning Support Network. Chelsea Manning's childhood friend Aaron Kirkhouse accepted the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence on her behalf yesterday in London.Read more »

 
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Write a letter supporting PVT Manning's request for clemency!

September 6, 2013. By the Private Manning Support Network. We are requesting letters from professors, law experts, human rights advocates, politicians, artists, veterans, and concerned citizens urging Maj. Gen. Buchanan to reduce PVT Manning’s sentence. These letters will be submitted as part of an application by PVT Manning’s legal defense. Read more »

 
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Chelsea Manning Awarded Sam Adams Integrity Prize for 2014

January 22, 2014. By the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII). Chelsea Manning has been awarded this years's Integrity in Intelligence award 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." Read more »

 
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Based on NYT criteria, Snowden and Manning deserve clemency

January 10, 2014. By the Private Manning Support Network. Last week, the New York Times editorial board thrilled government transparency advocates worldwide when they released an article calling on President Obama to grant clemency to Edward Snowden. The same criteria all apply equally to Chelsea Manning.Read more »

 
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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Collateral Murder

April 5, 2014. It has been four years since the public became witness to Collateral Murder, the shocking video which exposed the murder of innocent civilians and two Reuters journalists, which was released by Chelsea Manning and then published by WikiLeaks on April 5, 2010.Read more »

 

Watch Chelsea Manning’s new attorney speak alongside famous whistleblowers in DC. Live stream Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Unjustly sentenced to 35 years in prison, WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is gearing up to fight for her freedom, and for government accountability, during her legal appeals. The appeals may go all the way to the Supreme Court. Civil rights attorney Nancy Hollander is speaking in DC along with other whistleblowers. Watch the live stream here on Sunday, April 13th at 7pm. Read more »

 

Update 3/24/14: Government censoring Freedom of Information requests more then ever before

The Associated Press recently concluded its study of government Freedom of Information requests (FOIA) and the results are disappointing at best. More then under any other administration, the Obama government is censoring and blocking Freedom of Information requests and departments are taking longer to process them.Read more »

 

Update 3/18/14: Chelsea Manning supporters march in Saint Patricks Peace Parade

In Boston on Sunday members of Veterans for Peace, and other supporters, marched holding "Free Chelsea" signs while distributing informational leaflets and stickers to recognize Chelsea Manning's heroic actions and raise awareness about her ongoing persecution. Read more »

 

Update 3/11/14: John Kiriakou: The Espionage Act should be rewritten to consider intent and actual harm done

Currently serving a 30 month sentence for releasing classified information that exposed torture at Guantanamo prison, John Kiriakou argues that the government is selectively and inappropriately prosecuting whistleblowers and refusing to prosecute other government releases of classified information.Read more »

 

Update 2/25/14: Edward Snowden's taped statement to Chelsea Manning re. Sam Adams award

Recipient of the 2013 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence, Edward Snowden sent this taped statement for the ceremony held last week at Oxford University.Read more »

 

Update 2/20/2014: Jesselyn Radack asked at Heathrow Airport "Who is Bradley Manning?"

Edward Snowden's lawyer Jesselyn Radack was recently detained while going through customs at London’s Heathrow Airport and was subjected to "very hostile questioning" about Edward Snowden and Pvt. Chelsea Manning.Read more »

 

Update 2/18/14: Whistleblower John Kiriakou punished for speaking to press

The government continues its war on whistleblowers. Prison officials are punishing and threatening John Kirakou for writing letters to the press - a clear violation of his Constitutional rights. Whistleblowers need protection. Read more »

 

Update 2/3/14: Chelsea Manning nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, and supporters get creative

Several European Parliamentarians have decided to nominate both Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Plus, a supportive Welsh song and pop art. Read more »

 

Update 1/26/14: From the war on hackers to the war on whistleblowers

Jesselyn Radack and Edward Snowden discuss the dangerous continuation of the 1917 Espionage Act, which the U.S. government has used in its prosecutions of Manning, Drake, Kiriakou, and now Snowden. And an EFF attorney compares overprosecution of electronic crimes to the war on drugs.Read more »

 
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