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Chelsea Manning

Whisteblower Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley) is the US Army Private (Pfc) who leaked military and government documents to the online media outlet Wikileaks which became the basis for the Collateral Murder video, which showed the killing of unarmed civilians by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. Leaks made by Manning also resulted in the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and a series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables that became known as Cablegate. In 2013, she was convicted by a military court or the disclosures and sentence to 35 years in prison. In 2017, in the last days of his presidency, President Barack Obama coummuted her sentence. She is expected to be released from prison in May of 2017.

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Compromise Does Not Work With Our Political Opponents. When Will We Learn?

On why Barack Obama’s legacy is a warning against not being bold enough

Chelsea Manning ·


I Can't Vote. If You Can, You Must

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

Chelsea Manning ·


It's Right to End the Ban on Trans People in the Military – But Wrong to Set Conditions

The new policy says trans people should be ‘stable in their gender ... as certified by a doctor’. That’s not good enough. We’re the ones who know our gender best

Chelsea Manning ·


Solitary Confinement is 'No Touch' Torture, and It Must Be Abolished

I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane

Chelsea Manning ·


In Prison, the Holiday Season Is Grim – But I Won't Lose Hope

The chasm between me and the outside world feels like it’s getting wider and wider, and all I can do is let it happen

Chelsea Manning ·


Taking on the Most Difficult Undertaking in Prison (So Far)

Not shooting from the hip — writing opinions and a bill in prison is hard work

Chelsea Manning ·


Same-Sex Marriage Isn't Equality for All LGBT People. Our Movement Can't End

Who in our community will be left to push for full equality for all transgender and queer people, now that this one fight has been won?

Chelsea Manning ·


The Years Since I Was Jailed for Releasing the 'War Diaries' Have Been a Rollercoaster

It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five years

Chelsea Manning ·

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