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.
“Thank you, truly, for your unwavering love and support during this entire ordeal. You enabled Chelsea to maintain her principled stance.”
Our community has stepped up to cover Chelsea’s fines. We’re at $255,000 of the $265,000 goal, in just 24 hours!
“I object to the use of grand juries … to frighten journalists and publishers, who serve a crucial public good.”
“Nothing that will convince me to testify before this or any other grand jury for that matter.” – Chelsea Manning
Jailed for refusing to collaborate with the WikiLeaks grand jury, Chelsea declared “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury.”
Emma Cape was the Campaign Manager of the Chelsea Manning Support Network. In this podcast, she shares her experiences over years working with Chelsea and building a campaign that would lead to her release from prison.