22 Aug 2013

Jane on MSNBC With Tamron Hall Discussing Bradley Manning

I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall discussing the sentencing of Bradley Manning (prior to the announcement that henceforth she would like to be called Chelsea).

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22 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning Is Now Chelsea Manning: Writing & Reporting on the Case from This Point Onward

A statement by the soldier sentenced to thirty-five years in prison as Bradley Manning yesterday was released by his defense attorney, David Coombs, indicating that Manning would now like to be Chelsea Manning because he is a female. The decision to be a woman was reported by the “TODAY” show.

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22 Aug 2013

‘You Failed to Break the Spirit of Bradley Manning’: An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama: As commander in chief, you’ve been responsible for the treatment of the most high-profile whistleblower in the history of the U.S. armed forces. Under your command, the United States military tried — and failed — to crush the spirit of Bradley Manning. Your failure became evident after

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22 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning Is Now Chelsea Manning: Writing & Reporting on the Case From This Point Onward

A statement by the soldier sentenced to thirty-five years in prison as Bradley Manning yesterday was released by his defense attorney, David Coombs, indicating that Manning would now like to be Chelsea Manning because he is a female.

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21 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning’s Profoundly Moving Statement on ‘Paying the Price to Live in a Free Society’

Following the announcement of Bradley Manning’s sentence of 35 years in military prison, Manning’s civilian defense attorney read a statement from Manning, which will be included in a filing requesting a pardon from President Barack Obama. Coombs also described what Manning was like after the sentence was announced. He recounted

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21 Aug 2013

August 21 is National Bradley Manning Day

35 years for telling the truth and taking the creed of Army Intelligence seriously. “Those without honor do not recognize truth. They profit through the trading of falsehoods. They pay homage to whatever benefits them singularly, regardless of the suffering it may cause others. The honorable continuously seek information. THEY

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21 Aug 2013

Sunday er Wednesday Preaching Bradley Manning

In other news Obama just asked for Bush and friends to be granted immunity for war crimes.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (Aug. 20, 2013) — In court papers filed today (PDF), the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law.

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21 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning’s Profoundly Moving Statement on ‘Paying the Price to Live in a Free Society’

Following the announcement of Bradley Manning’s sentence of 35 years in military prison, Manning’s civilian defense attorney read a statement from Manning, which will be included in a filing requesting a pardon from President Barack Obama.

Coombs also described what Manning was like after the sentence was announced. He recounted how he and his other defense attorneys had been crying. Manning looked at him and said, “It’s okay. It’s alright. I know you did your best. I’m going to be okay. I’m going to get through this.” 

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21 Aug 2013

Statement by Julian Assange on Today’s Sentencing of Bradley Manning

Today the well-known whistleblower Bradley Manning has been ordered by a military court in Maryland to spend a minimum of 5.2 years in prison with a 32 year maximum (including time already spent in detention), for revealing information about US government behaviour to the public. This hard-won minimum term represents

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21 Aug 2013

LIVE: Bradley Manning Defense Attorney David Coombs’ Post-Sentencing Press Conference

Live streaming video by Ustream Bradley Manning’s lawyer David Coombs will be making a statement and fielding questions from the press following this morning’s verdict from Judge Col. Denise Lind. Firedoglake is livestreaming the event, starting around 1:30PM from the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, just minutes away from Ft. Meade. From

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