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Internet wants to give Chelsea a hug

January 16, 2016. Fight for the Future (FTFF) backs #HugsForChelsea online campaign, as we all wait to see if President Obama will reduce Chelsea's 35-year prison sentence before leaving office next week.Read more »

 

ACLU, LGBT groups ask Obama to approve Chelsea Manning's clemency request

December 5, 2016. The American Civil Liberties Union and more than a dozen gay and transgender rights groups are urging President Obama to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning so she can have a chance at a "real, meaningful life." Read more »

 

Looking forward: We must stay strong and stay together

December 1, 2016. Chelsea asks, "How will we protect ourselves and unite together?" moving forward in new letter published online at Medium. "Every day, I can feel the slow terror of us going backwards. Repression. People losing their heath care. People being stopped from voting."Read more »

 

Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end

Chelsea Manning Support Network. December 1, 2016. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing the Chelsea Manning Support Network to an end. We will be transferring the chelseamanning.org domain to representatives of Chelsea Manning on February 1, 2017, for a new website that will launch early in 2017.Read more »

 
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Chelsea makes appeal for release before Trump takes office

November 14, 2016. With the clock running down on the current presidency, Chelsea is making her last, and what we hope will be the most promising, stab at persuading Obama to set her free with time served, after more than six years in custody. Read more »

 

Chelsea tried committing suicide a second time in October

November 4, 2016. Chelsea has been informed that the Army will hold another disciplinary hearing on the second attempted suicide, which was prompted by the punishment given by the first disciplinary hearing following her initial suicide attempt. Meanwhile, Army stages fake prison break for Chelsea, for unknown reasons.Read more »

 

Chelsea Manning: I can't vote. If you can, you must

November 2, 2016. Chelsea's op-ed in the Guardian, "Despite what they say, suffrage isn’t universal. If you’re privileged enough to be able to vote, don’t waste the opportunity that not everyone is afforded."Read more »

 

Prison punishes Chelsea with 14 days of solitary for suicide attempt

September 23, 2016. Chelsea Manning faced a disciplinary board yesterday for charges related to her July suicide attempt. The prison punished her with 14 days of solitary confinement.Read more »

 

Chelsea still faces charges for suicide attempt: Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Stipe release videos of support

September 13, 2016. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and musician Michael Stipe release videos of support for Chelsea as she faces charges related to her own suicide attempt. If convicted at a disciplinary board later this month, Chelsea could face indefinite solitary confinement for the rest of her prison sentence (30 years).Read more »

 

Chelsea ends hunger strike after Army cooperates

September 13, 2016. Chelsea Manning ends her hunger strike protest on the 5th day after Army officials agree to gender reassignment surgery, treatment that had been medically recommended for her since April of this year.Read more »

 
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A case for Executive mercy for Chelsea Manning

January 14, 2017. Alexa O'Brien dives into the Chelsea's best hope at the moment--that President Obama will reduce her 35-year prison sentence before leaving office next week.Read more »

 

Chelsea supporters greet Obama during Hawaii vacation

December 17, 2016. US Army Col. Ann Wright (ret.), along with a small group of activists, greeted President Obama during his recent vacation in Kailua, Hawaii. "Clemency for Chelsea Manning" Read more »

 

Int'l Chelsea Manning birthday actions Dec. 17

Chelsea Manning will be 29-years-old on December 17th. International actions organized by QueerStrike and the Payday Men's Network this weekend are planned for Boston, Bucharest, Chicago, Dublin, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Oakland, Philadelphia, and Rome.Read more »

 

Supporters rally for Chelsea outside Ft. Leavenworth military prison

November 20, 2016. More than 60 people rallied for Chelsea outside the Ft. Leavenworth military prison. Photos and reports by Chelsea Manning Support Network Advisory Board Member US Army Col. Ann Wright (retired).Read more »

 

Chelsea Manning's 27-page application for sentence commutation

November 18, 2016. PDF copy of the document delivered to President Obama. Please sign the White House petition in support of this request for release with time served.Read more »

 

NYT: Manning asks Obama to cut sentence to time served

November 14, 2016. “I am not asking for a pardon of my conviction ... The sole relief I am asking for is to be released from military prison after serving six years of confinement as a person who did not intend to harm the interests of the United States or harm any service members.”Read more »

 

The Source tells Chelsea's story in operatic form

October 17, 2016. The Source is a forthcoming, unconventional opera, that tells Chelsea's story. “The piece is about asking how we can process this massive amount of information … how we deal with war,” says composer Ted Hearne.Read more »

 

Chelsea featured in new Amnesty International book

August 2, 2016. In 2015, Chelsea Manning answered questions for Amnesty international's upcoming young adult book, Here I Stand. Read an excerpt of that chapter before its release.Read more »

 

Moving on: Reflecting on my identity

July 18, 2016. In her latest piece, Chelsea Manning reflects on her identity, how she continues to evolve as a person, and her goal to continue being an active voice in the future.Read more »

 

"You amaze me with your support"- Chelsea blogs on Pride

June 26, 2016. Pride celebrations take place across the country today, with Chelsea Manning supporters gathering to #StandwithChelsea in SF, New York, and Seattle. In her new blog post, Chelsea expresses gratitude and reflects on the ups and downs of the LGBTQ movement.Read more »

 
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