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President Obama announced that he would commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence today. Instead of spending another 28 brutal years in a military prison for men, she’ll walk free in just a few months.
President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”
Chelsea Manning's Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked thousands of classified documents in an attempt to shed light on the "true cost of war" in the Middle East. But while other whistleblowers...
Colburn was 18 years old when he agreed to stand alongside his crew members, Hugh Thompson and Glenn Andreotta.
With your help, Courage to Resist will continue to support the troops who refuse to fight. Meanwhile, we’ll be look for ways to expand our mission in order to defend military and government whistle-blowers and conscientious truth-tellers.
The controversial provision had been part of early drafts of the annual defense authorization bill, and narrowly passed a House Armed Services Committee vote last spring.
Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than any other convicted leaker in American history.
And in many cases, an employer would also have a tough time arguing that decade-old lapses in its own oversight should trigger wage garnishments and tax liens against its workers.
US Army soldier Ryan Johnson was convicted of refusing to deploy to the Iraq War, and remaining away from the military for 4,175 days (nearly 11½ years).
After a 5-day hunger strike last month, the US Army finally agreed to provide her with gender reassignment surgery and the health care that she needs.
Also included was our fundraising appeal, on behalf of Chelsea Manning, as well as other war objectors. That’s also available here (PDF).
After she receives written notification of her solitary confinement sentence, Chelsea has 15 days to appeal the disciplinary board’s decision.
“If it failed, we were told that people on our side would potentially die. But I knew that if it stayed up, people on the Afghan side would die.” Interview by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist
With David Harris, Co-founder of The Resistance, the movement to Resist the Draft during the Vietnam War. Bob Meola, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, War Resisters League, Courage to Resist.
Reverend Chris Antal, I was wondering if we could end with you reading your resignation letter to President Obama in your own words.
The U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire building. Some 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Germany to this day.
On Sunday, June 26, 2016, march with us again to support Chelsea Manning in the SF Pride Parade! March for our heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and show your support for Chelsea, whistle-blowers, and government transparency. TBA meet up time (currently...
Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at MLK, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr.
I'm on the Kill List. This is what is feels like to be hunted by drones. By Malik Jalal. Read his article at the Independent "The third drone strike came on 6 October 2010. My friend Salim Khan invited me to dinner. I used my phone to call Salim to announce my...
The vote, held by the House Armed Service committee, attached an amendment to a “must-pass” annual military spending authorization bill (HR 4909).
At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, activists from over 20 states joined together for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere.
Anti-draft registration activist Edward Hasbrouck writes on two issues that may mean the end of selective service programs.
Veterans for Peace states, “Last year, nearly 150 activists joined us from 20 different states across the country, including over 50 veterans.
When he got home from Iraq, Hart Viges began sorting through his boyhood toys, looking for some he could pass on to his new baby nephew.