Tag Archives: Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning “Safe” After Apparent Suicide Threat

The New York Daily News reports: Chelsea Manning alarmed her friends Sunday night with a pair of since-deleted tweets in which she contemplated suicide. The U.S. Senate candidate — a former soldier and whistleblower — who is hoping to unseat a Maryland Democrat shared a jarring photo of what appeared to be her poised to jump from the ledge of ...

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Violence Outside NYC Far-Right Trump Celebration, Chelsea Manning Crashes “Fascist Hate Brigade”

The New York Post reports: A supporter of President Trump who had attended an alt-right Manhattan celebration of the anniversary of the inauguration was attacked by a protester Saturday night, police said. Several hundred people had bought tickets for the gathering at a nightclub at West 50th Street and 12th Avenue — which featured right-winger Mike Cernovich and which was, ...

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Chelsea Manning Issues First Senate Ad [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman and whistleblower convicted of leaking thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, has released the first campaign advertisement for her bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. The ad opens with visuals of recent violent protests, clashes with police and the rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Manning narrated, “We live in ...

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MARYLAND: Chelsea Manning Files US Senate Bid

The Washington Post reports: Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings. Manning, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, would be challenging Democrat Ben Cardin, who has served two terms in the ...

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Trump Defends Pardoning Joe Arpaio By Citing Cheering From “Massive Crowd” At His Arizona Rally [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio by citing applause from one of his rallies — and then attacked former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. “Well, a lot of people think it was the right thing to do and actually in the middle of a hurricane, even though ...

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Trump Retweets Fox News Contributor’s False Claim That Obama Pardoned “Traitor” Chelsea Manning

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday retweeted a post from a conservative journalist criticizing President Obama, incorrectly, of pardoning Chelsea Manning. Obama in January commuted Manning’s 35-year prison sentence in January, but did not grant a pardon. The tweet was posted by Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich, who was responding to a tweet from former Obama national security adviser ...

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Chelsea Manning Gives First Post-Prison Interview

The Associated Press reports: Chelsea Manning believed she had a “responsibility to the public” and didn’t think she was risking national security when she leaked a trove of classified documents, the soldier said in her first interview since being released from a military prison last month. The 29-year-old formerly known as Bradley Manning said in a pre-taped interview broadcast Friday ...

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Chelsea Manning Shares First Post-Prison Photo

ABC News reports: Chelsea Manning posted the first photo of her new look as a woman, just one day after she was released from military prison. The photo was posted on her Twitter and Instagram accounts @xychelsea87. In an exclusive statement to ABC News before her release Wednesday, Manning said, “I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from ...

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Chelsea Manning Released From Prison

The BBC reports: US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. A US Army spokesperson confirmed to the BBC that she had left Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas. Most of what remained of her 35-year sentence was commuted by then-US President ...

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Trump Denounces Release Of Chelsea Manning

USA Today reports: President Trump hit Twitter early Thursday morning to attack soon-to-be-released hacker Chelsea Manning for criticizing President Obama. “Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!” Trump said. (Of course, the post also allowed Trump to echo the attack on his predecessor.) Trump spent most ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Holds Final Press Conference, Questions About Chelsea Manning Likely To Dominate

NBC News reports: President Obama will officially bid farewell to the Fourth Estate on Wednesday when he holds the final press conference of his presidency. It will be the 165th time Obama faces the White House press corps in this kind of forum, according to the American Presidency Project. Like his predecessors, Obama left dealing with the White House press ...

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Assange Lawyer: Chelsea Manning’s Commutation Didn’t Meet Our Extradition Offer’s Conditions

As we all predicted. The Hill reports: The lawyer for Julian Assange said President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence does not meet the conditions of the WikiLeaks head’s offer to be extradited to the United States if Manning were pardoned. Obama on Tuesday commuted Manning’s sentence for leaking diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, leading many to wonder whether that meant ...

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Homocons Slam Manning’s “Appalling” Commutation

Via press release: As one of his final actions in office, President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, a transgender former soldier who was convicted in 2013 of leaking classified information regarding United States national security. Log Cabin Republicans has always condemned Manning’s actions, and consistently stood against efforts by the left to elevate Manning as a ...

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BREAKING: Obama Commutes Most Of Wikileaker Chelsea Manning’s Sentence, To Be Set Free In May

The New York Times reports: President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous. The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice ...

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BRITAIN: Julian Assange Offers To Surrender To US If Obama Pardons Imprisoned Wikileaker Chelsea Manning

The International Business Times reports: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is willing to be extradited to the US in exchange for the release of the imprisoned military whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Wikileaks has tweeted on 12 January. “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case”, the tweet read. Wikileaks has made similar pledges ...

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Snowden Applauds Chelsea Manning

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WASHINGTON: Pentagon Approves Gender Transition For Chelsea Manning

Via the Associated Press: In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said. Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to ...

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Chelsea Manning Granted Name Change

Chelsea Manning is now legally Chelsea Manning. A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst is serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning is ...

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Quote Of The Day – Chelsea Manning

“As a trans woman, I appreciate the Pride movement’s significant role in bringing together diverse communities and elevating the public profile of the fight for queer rights, I have always enjoyed attending Pride celebrations given the opportunity, and I’m deeply honored to receive this title.” – Chelsea Manning, writing from federal prison in reaction to being named honorary grand marshal ...

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Chelsea Manning Requests Pardon

Yesterday the lawyer for Chelsea Manning formally requested a pardon from President Obama. You can read the documents in full at the website Pardon Private Manning.

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