14 Apr 2014

Chelsea Manning’s New Lawyers Will Challenge “Frightening” Espionage Act Charges on Appeal

At an event at Georgetown Law Center last night, Chelsea Manning’s new lawyers provided a preview of what they expect to happen during the appeals process in her military case.

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13 Apr 2014

LIVE STREAM: Chelsea Manning’s New Attorney With Thomas Drake and Mike German

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and FBI whistleblower Mike German join Chelsea Manning’s new defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her law partner Vincent Ward for an evening on what’s ahead for Manning as well as a frank talk on whistleblowing and freedom of information.

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13 Apr 2014

LIVE at 7:30: Chelsea Manning’s New Attorney With Thomas Drake and Mike German

GOVERNMENT WHISTLEBLOWING IN THE DIGITAL AGE NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and FBI whistleblower Mike German join Chelsea Manning’s new defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her law partner Vincent Ward for an evening on what’s ahead for Manning as well as a frank talk on whistleblowing and freedom of information. Nancy

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26 Mar 2014

Snowden and Assange Action Figures and a Tunisian Paen to Chelsea Manning

From WikiLeaks twitter, the announcement, and a link to ‘weird news’ at the Mirror, UK: If your current affairs-savvy child has always wanted to recreate the actions of the notorious whistleblowers then now’s their chance. Edward Snowden and Julian Assange have become infamous for their involvement in whistleblowing and leaking

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04 Jan 2014

Saturday Art: David Rovics’ Song for Chelsea Manning

Two and a half years ago, minstrel and progressive activist David Rovics composed and recorded his Song for Bradley Manning. The song and its official video were among the first credible works of art created in acknowledgement of the service Manning performed as whistleblower and patriot.

Since its creation, Rovics performed the song hundreds of times, in eastern, western, northern and southern hemispheres. In an essay and iPhone video posted at his site Friday, he described how he came around to changing the song to reflect the reality of Chelsea Manning.

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04 Jan 2014

Saturday Art: David Rovics’ Song for Chelsea Manning

Two and a half years ago, minstrel and progressive activist David Rovics composed and recorded his Song for Bradley Manning.  The song and its official video were among the first credible works of art created in acknowledgement of the service Manning performed as whistleblower and patriot. Since its creation, Rovics

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02 Jan 2014

Dear New York Times Editors: If Snowden Is a Whistleblower, What Is Chelsea Manning?

The New York Times Editorial Board is to be highly praised for finally publishing a strong defense of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, one which not only urges clemency but also labels him a whistleblower. But, it invites debate on another individual, one who is currently serving thirty-five years in

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23 Dec 2013

Have A Very Manning Christmas

Some of you may recall that I was part of a Chelsea Manning contingent at last year’s Queerbomb, Austin’s alternative LGBTQ Pride event. With the help of some talented friends, we constructed a Chelsea Manning float. Since the summer, the Chelsea float has hung out in my yard — sometimes

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26 Nov 2013

Chelsea Manning on What She’s Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Chelsea Manning, who was given a thirty-five year sentence in August for offenses committed when she released United States government documents to WikiLeaks, will be celebrating Thanksgiving in prison at Fort Leavenworth. It is the fourth Thanksgiving since she was first arrested in May 2010, and she is one of

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23 Oct 2013

My Letter in Support of a Reduced Sentence for Pvt. Manning

g to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Convening Authorities can reduce or eliminate a convicted soldier’s sentence. They use this power when they feel the court martial failed to deliver justice. As Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, Major General Jeffrey S. Buchanan is the only other individual besides President Obama (and there ain’t no joy there unless Manning qualifies as a Syrian kid) with the power to lessen Pvt. Manning’s sentence.

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