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  • Chelsea Manning defends decisions, says she not a traitor

    09/17/2017 4:44:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 17, 2017 | Jennifer McDermott/AP
    NANTUCKET, Mass. – Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a “creative thinkers” conference in Nantucket on Sunday that she’s not an “American traitor” as her critics have claimed and she did what she thought was the right thing to do. Manning attended the annual conference for The Nantucket Project in Massachusetts. The Nantucket Project is a venture founded to bring together creative thinkers to uncover the ideas that matter most. Organizers say about 600 people attended. This was one of Manning’s first public appearances since being released from a military prison in May. The Associated Press was the only media...
  • Disinvited: Harvard Rescinds Manning's Visiting Fellowship Following Backlash

    09/15/2017 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    As Cortney wrote on Thursday, Harvard was embroiled in controversy, as the institution decided to extend a visiting fellowship invitation to convicted felon Chelsea Manning. Manning, who served in Army Intelligence, is responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified materials on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Upon Manning’s conviction, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison of which she served seven years before President Barack Obama commuted the sentence. The invitation led to the resignation of former CIA Director Michael Morell as a senior fellow. Current CIA Director Mike Pompeo also canceled an event in light of this...
  • Trump Slams Obama Over "Pardon" for Chelsea Manning After Excusing Joe Arpaio

    08/28/2017 1:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 28, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump has retweeted a message criticizing former president Barack Obama for “pardoning” a “traitor” just days after facing a backlash over his own pardoning of controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio. The president shared a tweet from Fox News journalist Katie Pavlich, who incorrectly suggested Obama pardoned Chelsea Manning during an online debate with Obama’s former National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes over Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio. Obama in fact commuted Manning’s 35-year sentence, meaning her prison sentence was cut short but the conviction stands, whereas a pardon is usually granted for people based on good conduct and removes civil...
  • Trans Traitor Chelsea Manning Is Now Posing In a Swimsuit For Vogue

    08/11/2017 11:59:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 10, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Hide your kids. Hide your eyes. American traitor-turned-transgender activist Bradley Chelsea Manning will be featured in an upcoming edition of Vogue Magazine sporting a blonde crop and a red bathing suit. Manning tweeted out a photo from the spread, taken by famed photographer Annie Lebowitz, soon to land at a Walmart checkout line near you. So, while you’re standing there with your four-year-old holding a gallon of milk waiting for the old lady ahead of you to dig out her coupon book, here’s what you’ll be graced with, in all its pale, shaven-legged glory:
  • Here is (Bradley)Chelsea Manning's emoji-filled response to the military transgender ban

    07/27/2017 10:39:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 28, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Infamous military whistleblower and transgender activist (Bradley)Chelsea Manning responded on Wednesday to President Trump's Twitter announcement that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces.
  • Chelsea Manning: President Trump, Trans People in the Military Are Here to Stay

    07/27/2017 7:24:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Bradley "Chelsea" Manning
    With three tweets, the leader of the largest employer in the country just tried to lay off all trans people in the military. Many service members who were just told “we want you” are suddenly being told “go away.” The sudden reversal by the administration, from allowing trans people to serve openly in the military to outright banning us, is a devastating blow to our livelihoods, our basic humanity, our survival. It is also a devastating blow to the entire credibility of the United States military for years to come. This is all painfully familiar. Once upon a time, I...
  • Retired generals to Mattis: Don't delay accepting transgender recruits

    07/01/2017 2:22:16 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 78 replies
    The hill ^ | 6.27.2017 | Staff
    A trio of retired generals is urging Defense Secretary James Mattis not to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military after reports that the Pentagon chief was considering such a move. “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has stated that he will make personnel decisions based on evidence about what best promotes force readiness,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Army Major Gen. Gale Pollock and retired Army Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender wrote in a statement provided to The Hill.
  • Chelsea Manning explains why she leaked secret military documents

    06/09/2017 11:13:52 AM PDT · by Puppage · 47 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/09/2017 | Puppage
    (ABC News) — Chelsea Manning has been called a hero by some, a traitor by others, but when asked how she sees herself, she said, “I’m just me.” “It’s as simple as that,” Manning told “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang in an exclusive interview that will air in an upcoming special edition of “Nightline.”
  • Chelsea Manning posts 1st photo revealing new look as a woman

    05/19/2017 8:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | May 18, 2017 | NADINE SHUBAILAT Lauren Effron
    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.
  • Chelsea Manning already working the press ahead of his release from prison

    05/10/2017 5:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The seemingly endless saga of convicted traitor Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley) is moving into its next phase. After serving only a handful of the 35 years he was supposed to do for espionage, he had his sentence somewhat infamously commuted by Barack Obama and will be getting out of the slammer next week. In advance of his freedom, Manning is already busy putting out press releases and the first isn’t particularly newsworthy. (Associated Press) Chelsea Manning, who is scheduled to be released from prison next week, thanked former President Barack Obama, who granted her clemency in the final days of...
  • The Source (Chelsea Manning opera)

    03/03/2017 7:21:03 AM PST · by rey · 2 replies
    SF Opera ^ | 3 Mar 2017
    Within a fever-dream assemblage of Twitter feeds, news reports, declassified video and court testimonies, four singers expose the media hysteria surrounding Chelsea Manning, who infamously leaked hundreds of classified documents. Named one of the best classical music recordings of 2015 by The New York Times, this powerful work grapples with how we as individuals and a nation can confront the information Manning exposed.
  • The Damage Done to America by Manning … and Obama

    01/19/2017 8:06:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 18, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In response to "Disgrace: Obama Commutes Bradley Manning's Prison Sentence" ... I emphatically agree ... -snip- First, -disgraceful for the New York Times to report ... that “Prosecutors … presented no evidence that anyone was killed because of [Manning’s] leaks." ... in cases involving classified information, the government frequently cannot reveal ... – the damage done... such revelations end up disclosing more classified information and, critically, identifying other informants and countries who have covertly provided national-security assistance to the United States. That is why it is always a gimmee for apologists of the Mannings, Snowdens, and Clintons to minimize the...
  • Mike Pence slams Obama's decision to free Chelsea Manning as a 'mistake'.......

    01/18/2017 8:09:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    dailymail.uk | January 18, 2017 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Mike Pence slams Obama's decision to free Chelsea Manning as a 'mistake' because she is a 'traitor who shouldn't be turned into a martyr' Vice President-elect Mike Pence says Barack Obama's decision to commute former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning's prison sentence 'was a mistake'. Obama said on Wednesday that he commuted Manning's 35-year prison sentence for releasing classified military documents to Wikileaks because the punishment didn't fit the crime. He said the prison sentence was too long, compared to other leakers. But Pence disagreed during an interview with Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier later...
  • Army: Manning to lose transgender benefits

    01/18/2017 6:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The Army says former private Chelsea Manning will lose her military healthcare benefits despite President Obama’s commutation of her prison sentence. “If Pvt. Manning is discharged with a dishonorable discharge, she will lose her entitlement to [military] benefits, including gender-transition care at [military] medical treatment facilities,” Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told USA Today Wednesday. Smith said Manning’s dishonorable discharge was included in the terms of the 35-year prison sentence imposed on her in 2013. Manning was convicted of leaking classified information about U.S. national security activities that were later publicly disclosed by WikiLeaks. Smith said Manning could appeal her discharge...
  • Obama frees Manning the traitor

    01/18/2017 6:14:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Will WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now honor his promise to allow himself to be extradited to the U.S.? To the Left the highest form of service to America is to betray it. This is why President Obama yesterday ordered that the 35-year sentence of convicted traitor U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning be commuted. Manning, who leaked vast quantities of classified materials, was born male with the given name Bradley but now identifies as female.
  • Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to let solider who leaked military......

    01/17/2017 11:21:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.co
    FULL TITLE: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to let solider who leaked military secrets out in May - but gives no hope of clemency to Edward Snowden President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, an army intelligence analyst who shared classified documents with Wikileaks, on his way out out of the White House. Manning, who went by the name Bradley at the time of the crime, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August of 2013. Obama ordered her release day to be moved up on Tuesday to May 17, 2017, cutting her jail time...
  • Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    01/17/2017 1:31:47 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 275 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/17/2016
    President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information in 2010 to WikiLeaks.
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • Assange agrees to extradition if US releases whistleblower (Manning)

    01/12/2017 4:07:47 PM PST · by outofsalt · 19 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | January 12, 2017 | Unknown
    "If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ (US Department of Justice) case," WikiLeaks wrote on Twitter.
  • Obama is seriously considering a pardon for Chelsea Manning (Actually Bradley Manning)

    01/11/2017 8:34:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2017 | Paul Szoldra
    President Barack Obama is seriously considering a pardon for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, according to a new report from NBC News. Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and other charges in July 2013 after he stole nearly a million secret documents while working as an intelligence analyst, later giving them to WikiLeaks. The files detailed operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and revealed secret diplomatic cables, some of which were highly embarrassing to the US. A Justice Department source told NBC News that Manning was on the president's "short list" for commutations. The 29-year-old is currently...