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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, jailed for 35 yrs, receives a family visit to prison + the Sam Adams Award

The Private Manning Family Fund was set up to support Manning’s Welsh-Irish family with the cost of prison visits to Leavenworth, Kansas. The family has previously self-funded four trips to the US but this time all flights were paid for by PMFF. We feel this is one practical way we can show our solidarity with Manning here in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. Last week, Manning was awarded in absentia the Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence at the Oxford Union.

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PVT Chelsea Manning tells TIME Magazine what she’s thankful for this Thanksgiving

TIME Magazine asked WikiLeaks whistleblower PVT Chelsea Manning what she’s thankful for. Her answer was published alongside Michelle Obama’s, Joe Biden’s, and 14 others. Many people working for the betterment of society will appreciate her answer.

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Govt. calls for 60 years; defense argues for Bradley’s life: trial report, day 36

August 19, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. In the final day of litigation in Bradley Manning’s trial, the defense and prosecution made closing sentencing arguments. The government asked the judge to sentence Manning to 60 years in jail, while the defense showed Manning the humanist, and asked the judge to allow him to have a life after confinement.

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Bradley Manning sentencing concludes, closing arguments on Monday: trial report, day 35

August 16, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. Prosecutors put on a very brief rebuttal case on Friday, and then rested their case. The defense and prosecution will deliver their closing sentencing arguments on Monday, August 19, after which Judge Lind will begin deliberating. The judge also issued special findings, explaining her reasoning for each of Bradley Manning’s convictions.

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Bradley Manning, family, and doctors take stand: report and analysis: trial day 34

August 14, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. As the defense closed its sentencing case, Bradley Manning delivered an apology for the way in which he exposed the crimes and abuses he witnessed in Iraq. Military doctors testified that Manning stayed “true to his principles,” and his family members testified about his troubled childhood.

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Supervisor’s failure to help Bradley Manning; more unit witnesses: trial report, day 33

August 13, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. Former MSG Paul David Adkins, Bradley Manning’s supervisor in Iraq, testified about several incidents involving Manning that he failed to properly respond to, for which he was later reduced in rank. Other members of Manning’s unit testified this morning, and we’ll hear from a few more this afternoon.

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Defense begins sentencing case with Bradley Manning’s unit: trial report, day 32

August 12, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. The defense began its sentencing case today, calling several senior officers from Bradley Manning’s unit before and during his deployment to Iraq in 2009-10. They spoke of command issues within the unit, namely the leadership failures within the intelligence section where Bradley worked. The defense case is projected to last three days, and Manning is expected to give a statement before its conclusion.

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