"Using the Espionage Act in this way to prosecute journalists' sources as spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest."
'Finally': Judge Orders Chelsea Manning's Immediate Release After a Year in Jail and Suicide Attempt
Given that Manning still faces a $256,000 fine for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks to a grand jury, said one reporter, "she will now struggle with destitution and poverty, but at least she will no longer be in a jail cell."
Chelsea Manning Recovering After Attempting Suicide While Jailed in 'Coercive Measure Amounting to Torture'
Manning's legal team said her actions "evidence the strength of her convictions, as well as the profound harm she continues to suffer as a result of her 'civil' confinement."
As Hearing Begins, Rights Groups Warn Extraditing Assange to US Would Deal 'Body Blow to Press Freedom'
"Using the draconian wartime powers of the Espionage Act against Assange undermines journalists's rights and sets dangerous precedents that cast journalists and publishers as criminals."
"No matter how much you punish me, I will remain confident in my decision," said the whistleblower.
This is a trial of the First Amendment as a foundation of our society and it calls for our participation.
"My long-standing objection to the immoral practice of throwing people in jail without charge or trial, for the sole purpose of forcing them to testify before a secret, government-run investigative panel, remains strong."
UN Expert Calls Detention of Chelsea Manning 'Open-Ended, Progressively Severe, Coercive Measure Amounting to Torture'
In a letter to the U.S. government, the special rapporteur on torture called for the immediate release of the whistleblower.
We Are Not Your Soldiers brings exposure of imperial wars to a generation of youth largely unaware of the crimes being carried out throughout the world in their names.
In the last decade, MoveOn—which says it has an email list of 8 million "members"—has refused to do any campaigns to help Manning, Drake, Snowden, Kiriakou, or Sterling.