Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea
This morning, Chelsea Manning shared her first portrait photo of herself. “Okay, so here I am everyone!! =P,” she declared on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. “Here’s to freedom and a new beginning.”
Meanwhile, supporters continued to gather worldwide to celebrate her freedom, and the success of the six-years-plus grassroots movement that made it possible.
Kevin Zeese, Presente! (1955-2020)
Last week we were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of our friend Kevin Zeese. Online tribute to be held September 19th.
Update from Chelsea Manning
“Thank you, truly, for your unwavering love and support during this entire ordeal. You enabled Chelsea to maintain her principled stance.”
Chelsea Manning is free and quarter million in fines paid!
Our community has stepped up to cover Chelsea’s fines. We’re at $255,000 of the $265,000 goal, in just 24 hours!
Chelsea Manning on her opposition to the grand jury process
“I object to the use of grand juries … to frighten journalists and publishers, who serve a crucial public good.”
Chelsea Manning from jail pledges continued grand jury refusal
“Nothing that will convince me to testify before this or any other grand jury for that matter.” – Chelsea Manning
Free Chelsea Manning (again)!
Jailed for refusing to collaborate with the WikiLeaks grand jury, Chelsea declared “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury.”
What started out as a support group to gain the release of Chelsea Manning, has now become an agent of change to protect and support military whistle-blowers in general, and since these brave individuals are confronted with military law – they desperately need the support of civilians who care.. And we all need to care. There are some terrible injustices within US law – there but for fortune go all of us.Im proud to have been a. part of this brave, unrelenting and. I’m sure, exhausting campaign – even from the outer limits of Australia. United we stand-divded we fall – and particularly under the current regime. Congratulations to all, and particularly to the indomitable Chelsea.
We appreciate the support! Courage to Resist was founded about six years before Chelsea Manning was arrested, and it was our supporters who were among the first to rally to her defense in the summer of 2010. Here’s a overview of our work prior to US v Manning: https://couragetoresist.org/what-we-have-done-2004-2010/