23 Oct 2013

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

Justice elevates us all, and reflects well on our beloved nation. Revenge does not. According 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

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09 Oct 2013

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Clarifies Her Statement on Peace Award

Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to thirty-five years in military prison for releasing United States government information to WikiLeaks, issued a statement highlighting what she called a “substantial disconnect” among those who support what she did. Specifically, it related to an award, the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award, which retired

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09 Oct 2013

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Clarifies Her Statement on Peace Award

Her lawyer David Coombs added in the posted clarification, “Chelsea has never claimed to be anti-war; indeed she joined the military to defend her country. However, she is a humanist and was motivated in her actions not only by her transparency beliefs, but also by deep concern for the value of human life.”

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10 Sep 2013

Documents: Why Homeland Security Agents Seized Manning Support Network Co-Founder’s Electronic Devices

The American Civil Liberties Union, which pursued a lawsuit alleging Bradley Manning Support Network (now Private Manning Support Network) co-founder David House had his rights violated when he had his electronic devices, including a laptop, searched and seized at O’Hare International Airport, has posted documents providing more details on why

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10 Sep 2013

Documents: Why Homeland Security Agents Seized Manning Support Network Co-Founder’s Electronic Devices

The American Civil Liberties Union, which pursued a lawsuit alleging Bradley Manning Support Network (now Private Manning Support Network) co-founder David House had his rights violated when he had his electronic devices searched and seized at O’Hare International Airport, has posted documents indicating authorities may have been interested in whether he had knowledge or possessed “Afghanistan War Logs” documents that had not been published by WikiLeaks.

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04 Sep 2013

Manning Lawyer Submits Request for Presidential Pardon from Obama

The civilian defense attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now goes by Chelsea Manning, has filed an application for a presidential pardon or commutation of Manning’s sentence. The filing contains a letter written by her attorney, David Coombs, and a letter by Manning, which was made public during a press

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04 Sep 2013

Manning Lawyer Submits Request for Presidential Pardon from Obama

The civilian defense attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now goes by Chelsea Manning, has filed an application for a presidential pardon or commutation of Manning’s sentence.

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24 Aug 2013

Thoughts On Chelsea Manning’s Coming Out

I have some thoughts on how Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s gender dysphoria was rolled out. Let me begin by saying I’m going to give, and I’m going to advocate for, respect for Manning’s chosen name and publicly embraced gender, and I’m going to use female pronouns and call her Chelsea. That;

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24 Aug 2013

Thoughts on Chelsea Manning’s Coming Out

I have some thoughts on how Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s gender dysphoria was rolled out.

Let me begin by saying I’m going to give, and I’m going to advocate for, respect for Manning’s chosen name and publicly embraced gender, and I’m going to use female pronouns and call her Chelsea. That; however, comes with a mixed bag of emotions.

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23 Aug 2013

Writing to Chelsea Manning (Political Prisoner Updates)

After receiving a 35-year sentence, Chelsea Manning formally came out as a transgender woman. Over at Dissenter, Kevin Gosztola calls the mainstream media to task for mistreating her, and outlines Firedoglake’s support of Manning’s gender identity.

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