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  • Can Donald Trump Rescind Chelsea Manning's Clemency?

    01/27/2017 8:30:14 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 40 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced his predecessor’s decision to shorten the prison sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning. But he’s almost certainly unable to rescind the act of clemency that will see Manning released in May. Pardons have been rescinded before and commutations have been modified, but experts appear to lean unanimously in Manning's favor, even though they are divided on the finer points of clemency-revocation powers. "I can think of examples of where conditions were changed, but they're always toward leniency," professor and clemency expert P.S. Ruckman says about historical commutation changes.
  • Donald Trump Rightfully Calls Chelsea Manning a 'TRAITOR,' Washington Post Takes Offense

    01/26/2017 7:38:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-26-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Donald Trump Rightfully Calls Chelsea Manning a 'TRAITOR,' Washington Post Takes Offense [TWEET BY DONALD TRUMP] With Trump, there's this little game I like to play called "Good Trump, Bad Trump." One day he appears to be completely rational and highly principled, but the next day he behaves like a spoiled brat who can't accept the fact that fewer people attended his inauguration than Obama's. Good Trump, Bad Trump. It differs from day to day, and often even from hour to hour. Obviously, this tweet about Chelsea Manning proves that Good Trump is currently in charge of the man. Chelsea...
  • 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...
  • Alexander Hamilton Wouldn’t Approve of a Terrorist’s Clemency

    01/21/2017 9:14:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/20/2017 | JOE CONNOR
    Although overshadowed by the clemency bestowed on Chelsea Manning, on Tuesday the news broke that President Obama was commuting the sentence of Oscar López Rivera. The push to release the terrorist had been a cause célčbre in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Latin America for years. He counts among his supporters New York Mayor Bill de Blasio,
  • Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning: 'It Was Not My Most Honorable Moment'

    01/18/2017 11:34:09 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Adrian Lamo, the former recreational hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities, says he’s glad the WikiLeaks source will get a second chance. Lamo elicited a confession from Manning and gave it to military investigators in 2010, resulting in a 35-year prison sentence for the leaker who embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing a massive number of military and diplomatic documents. The informant says “it was not my most honorable moment,” though he says he made peace with the effects of his decision, even before President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted clemency to Manning, who will be released in May...
  • 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...
  • Assange would agree to extradition if Obama pardons Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks says

    01/17/2017 1:55:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/17 | ap
    date 1/13/17.....................WikiLeaks said Thursday that its founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the U.S. if President Barack Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning. WikiLeaks made the announcement on Twitter and remained adamant that the Department of Justice case against Assange was unconstitutional. If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case https://t.co/MZU30SlfGK — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 12, 2017
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 3:49:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents. The ACLU said the letter Monday co-signed by more than a dozen civil rights groups considers Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence unprecedented. …
  • Chelsea Manning asks Obama to cut sentence to time served

    11/14/2016 4:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2016 6:14 PM EST | Bill Draper
    Chelsea Manning, who is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the WikiLeaks website, is asking President Barack Obama to commute her sentence to time served. In a commutation application released by her attorneys, the transgender soldier said there was no historical precedent for such an extreme sentence for the leak of secret documents. …
  • Chelsea Manning wants reduced sentence for leaking classified info (from Obama)

    11/14/2016 6:12:22 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | // | unknown
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/14/chelsea-manning-wants-reduced-sentence-for-leaking-classified-info.html Chelsea Manning isn't going to wait and see whether WikiLeaks tries to call in a favor when Donald Trump becomes president. She has asked President Obama to reduce her sentence for leaking classified files from 35 years to the more than six she has already spent behind bars, reports the New York Times, which notes that Manning has already spent more time in prison than any other convicted leaker in U.S. history.
  • Chelsea Manning announces hunger strike over treatment in prison

    09/10/2016 3:51:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, said on Friday that she would refuse to eat until given help for her gender dysphoria and "treated with dignity, respect and humanity" by the government.
  • Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning 'punched a female superior and was prone to tantrums'

    12/18/2011 8:14:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The American soldier alleged to have leaked vast numbers of classified documents to Wikileaks was prone to tantrums and at one point struck a female superior, a court heard today. Captain Casey Fulton, an Army intelligence officer who worked in the same secure facility as 24-year-old Bradley Manning, described a violent outburst in May 2010 at their secure office or SCIF (Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility). Fulton said she ordered a derogatory report against Manning, who is charged with downloading hundreds of thousands of sensitive files from the military's classified network when he was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Iraq,...
  • Chelsea Manning appeals her conviction in WikiLeaks case

    05/18/2016 2:40:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | David Dishneau
    National security leaker Chelsea Manning is appealing her 2013 court-martial conviction for sending classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq. Manning attorney Vincent Ward says the documents were filed Wednesday with the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. …
  • Pro-Clinton group: Maybe private server was actually safer

    09/11/2015 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Katie Bo Williams
    Days after Hillary Clinton finally acknowledged that using a private email server while secretary of State was “a mistake,” a super-PAC supporting her says it was actually the responsible, safe approach to data security. While the Democratic presidential nominee's notorious server doesn’t appear to have been hacked, the federal government definitely was, Correct the Record said in a report out Friday. “The U.S. government has been hacked on numerous occasions, compromising even the most sensitive of information,” Correct the Record said. “Anyone who attempts to argue that the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email would have been more secure on a...
  • Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels

    11/28/2010 2:54:52 PM PST · by FTJM · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/28/10 | SCOTT SHANE and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats. ome of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks intends to make the archive public on its Web site...
  • Ron Paul Says Accused Traitor is a Patriot

    01/13/2012 3:32:14 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 21, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    As homosexual Army soldier Bradley Manning’s treason trial continues at Fort Meade, Maryland, the support he has received from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been curiously ignored by the major media, now touting Paul as someone who could win the January 3 Iowa Republican Caucuses. Paul has called Manning, a crossdresser with acknowledged mental problems, a “hero” and “patriot” for stealing government secrets and providing them to WikiLeaks.
  • Chelsea Manning Receives Prison Reprimand for Possessing Copy of Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair

    08/19/2015 7:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/19/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Your nightly weird. Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions at the Kansas military prison where she’s serving her 35-year sentence, her attorney said.The transgender Army private was accused of having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things. Her attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a news release that Manning was convicted of all charges after a closed four-hour disciplinary board hearing in which she had...
  • Chelsea Manning Shares Her Transition to Living as a Woman — Behind Bars

    04/09/2015 1:02:43 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | Abigail Pesta
    Growing up in rural Crescent, Oklahoma, Chelsea Manning found an oasis in a favorite room of her family home. "I loved being in my sister's room. I really admired her and wore her clothes to play in, played with her dolls, played with her makeup," she says. "She had a mirror with settings to see what you would look like in different lighting. I thought that was amazing." Back then, Manning was known as a boy named Bradley. Today, Manning is a transgender woman, living in a prison for men.
  • Chelsea Manning breaks silence from behind bars

    04/08/2015 8:51:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The Army made her feel “like a joke” — but they couldn’t keep her silent. Chelsea Manning — formerly known as Bradley E. Manning — the ex-Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years for leaking a treasure trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has given her first public interview with the press from military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Speaking through the mail to Cosmopolitan magazine, Manning opened up about her recent experience behind bars and her lifelong desire to live as a woman. “I don’t know how [this struggle] shaped my life and who I am, but it’s absolutely...
  • Chelsea Manning Can No Longer Be Called ‘He’ by the Military, Court Rules

    03/06/2015 3:45:41 PM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    Time ^ | March 6, 2015 | Sabrina Toppa
    The U.S. military is now required to refer to former soldier Chelsea Manning with a feminine pronoun or the gender-neutral Private First Class Manning, according to a new court order. Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence in a Kansas prison for releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks, is undergoing gender reassignment from male to female. She legally shed her masculine name, Bradley, in 2014, but in January the government objected to Manning's decision to adopt female pronouns in filings, saying the 27-year-old was banned from doing so.
  • Court Orders Army To Stop Referring To Chelsea Manning As A Man

    03/05/2015 3:49:36 PM PST · by South40 · 84 replies
    MSN (HuffPo) ^ | 5 FEB 2015 | Ryan Grim
    WASHINGTON -- An army appeals court has ordered the military to stop its regular practice of referring to Private First Class Chelsea Manning as a man. The military had been asked by Manning and her attorney to cease the habit, but filed an official opposition to that request. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has now ruled on the matter, ordering that “future formal papers filed before this court and all future orders and decisions issued by this court shall either be neutral, e.g., Private First Class Manning or appellant, or employ a feminine pronoun.”
  • Chelsea Manning, Soldier Sentenced for Leaks, Will Write for The Guardian

    02/10/2015 10:08:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has joined The Guardian newspaper as a contributing opinion writer. Ms. Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, will write on war, gender and freedom of information ...
  • Chelsea Manning (AKA Bradley Manning) sues Chuck Hagel

    09/27/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You may have thought you’d heard the last of Chelsea Manning, given that he’s currently doing the long haul in the Big House, but apparently you’d be wrong. (For the record, we are now referring to the prisoner as “Chelsea” because the guy has done the paperwork and had his name legally changed. This does not, however, mean that I’m obliged to change pronouns.) There is no change in his status as a semi-permanent resident of Fort Leavenworth, but he still wants hormone treatments for gender dysphoria and his legal team is willing to sue Chuck Hagel to get...
  • Chelsea Manning 'denied gender dysphoria treatment

    08/23/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2014 Last updated at 15:15 ET | BBC Staff
    The US military has yet to offer Pte First Class Chelsea Manning sex change treatment despite medical recommendations, her lawyer has said. Defence secretary Chuck Hagel approved treatment for a condition known as gender dysphoria in July. But lawyer David Coombs says her requests for hormone therapy and other accommodations have been "ignored". The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking secret files to Wikileaks. "This time last year I publicly asked that I be provided with a treatment plan, to bring my body more in line with my gender identity," Pte Manning said...
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    07/17/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2014 5:46 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment, a defense official said Thursday. The initial gender treatments could include allowing Manning to wear some female undergarments and also possibly provide some hormone treatments....
  • Transsexualism: Rage, Rhetoric, and Reform

    06/02/2014 12:58:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/02/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    Some of you will have noticed that my observations on the subject of transgenderism/transsexualism have not been met with universal approval, especially among transsexuals. No surprise there. The responses came in predictable forms, mostly juvenile profanity. But there was a bit more. The Telegraph’s Tom Chivers (a guy called Tom?) offered a response under the question-begging headline: “Whether or not Laverne Cox is a woman is not a question of biology; it’s a question of language.” (I assume that Mr. Chivers, like most columnists, does not compose his own headlines, but it is an accurate summation of his argument.) That...
  • Sex Change For Manning As Vets Die From VA Neglect

    05/16/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Abuse: The Pentagon tries to transfer convicted national security leaker Bradley Manning to a civilian prison to treat a gender disorder while veterans suffer and die waiting in vain on phony Veterans Administration lists. Or should we say Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the name chosen by the convicted leaker of sensitive classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman and the Pentagon is trying to help. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month gave the Army approval to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I would be called "harsh"?

    06/07/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 84 replies · 103+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I WOULD BE CALLED "HARSH"? SNIPPET: "U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Convicted Wikileaks Soldier Doing Well In Prison (You HAVE to see this)

    08/30/2013 8:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – A lawyer for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. David Coombs wrote that he spoke on Wednesday with Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, while she goes through the three-to-four-week period known as indoctrination at the Kansas prison. Coombs, who lives in Rhode Island, also said he plans to travel there in the coming weeks to meet with medical staff and the leadership in the quest to allow Manning to receive hormone therapy....
  • What’s in a name? Chelsea Manning and Muhammad Ali (Groan)

    08/25/2013 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | August 24, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Consider a polarizing political and cultural figure who is seen by many people as a hero and by others as a traitor – and who has a powerful symbolic importance to members of a persecuted minority. This person adopts a new name and a new identity, which transforms his or her relationship to mainstream culture and confuses both the media and many members of the public. Many people refuse to accept the new name and identity, or treat it as a nickname or a passing fad. At age 25, this person is prosecuted for an act of conscience-driven defiance against...
  • To the right and centre-right, Chelsea Manning is an LGBTraitor (Yeah, we're the problem)

    08/24/2013 7:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 24, 2013 | Charles Davis
    Soon after being sentenced by a military judge to 35 years behind bars for leaking US diplomatic cables and other evidence of war crimes, the person formerly known as Pfc Bradley Manning announced to the world that she - not he - would from now on like to be referred to as, "Chelsea". After being called everything from hero to traitor, Manning announced she wanted to be called something else: a woman. "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female," Manning said...
  • 'Illegal' for US military to deny Bradley Manning sex change (Yes, you read that right)

    08/23/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2013
    Transgender advocates said it should not be up to the US military to decide if Bradley Manning gets hormone therapy after the jailed US serviceman revealed he wanted a sex change.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) A day after being sentenced for leaking classified material, Bradley Manning revealed that he was hoping to have a sex change. In a written statement read on NBC News's 'Today' programme, Manning said he wants to start hormone therapy as soon as possible and asked supporters to refer to him by his new name, Chelsea, and to use the feminine pronoun. But Manning's demands may set up another legal...
  • Pro-Bradley Manning Hecklers Interrupt Obama Speech

    08/23/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News' The Note ^ | August 22, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Arlette Saenz
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — While making the pitch on his new college affordability plan for a second time, President Obama was interrupted by pro-Bradley Manning hecklers at Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday evening. Two women holding a giant “Free Bradley Manning” sign yelled at the president in the middle of his speech. It was unclear what the women were saying, but they were escorted out of the gymnasium to applause from the crowd. When the women started shouting, the president said, “I hear you,” and tried to calm down the crowd. After the two women left, Obama called the...
  • Chelsea Manning: Testing The Military On Transgender Issues (#Youwillpuke)

    08/23/2013 12:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 22, 2013 | Eyder Peralta
    The case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning tested many complex questions about espionage, journalism and even treason. But there was always one thing that lingered as a subtext to the case: Manning's struggle with gender identity. On Thursday, when Manning announced that he wants to be known as Chelsea Manning, it became clear that the subtext would become the focus and that Manning will now likely test military policy on transgender issues. (NPR, like other news outlets, is at this point continuing to refer to the soldier as "Bradley Manning" on first reference.) Cecilia Chung, a senior strategist for the...
  • Bradley Manning’s Letter to President Obama

    08/23/2013 12:04:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for leaking an unprecedented amount of classified material to the website WikiLeaks. It is the stiffest punishment ever handed out in the U.S. for leaking to the media. ---snip--- As the late Howard Zinn once said, “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”(continued)
  • He Is Not Bradley Manning. She Is Chelsea Manning. Deal With It. (Hashtag #YouWillHurl)

    08/22/2013 10:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 22, 2013 | Ryan Kearney
    Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for leaking government files to WikiLeaks, announced Thursday in a statement to NBC's "Today" that he is, as of now, a she: "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to...
  • A New Low… Ron Paul: “We Need MORE Brave Americans like Bradley Manning”

    08/22/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-22-2013 | Jim Hoft
    He’s a criminal, Ron! Ron Paul tweeted this out earlier today about Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning. If anything, we need MORE brave Americans like Bradley Manning. RT if you agree! – http://t.co/KNZaGsFxm7 — Ron Paul (@RonPaul) August 21, 2013 Oh, and she wants to be called Chelsea, not Bradley.
  • Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman named Chelsea

    08/22/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/22/2013
    Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the decision in a written statement provided to NBC's "Today" show, asking supporters to refer to him by his new name and the feminine pronoun. The statement was signed "Chelsea E. Manning." "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female....
  • ‘I am Chelsea Manning. I am female’

    08/22/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-22-2013
    “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” Manning said in a statement read during an exclusive TODAY show interview with lawyer David Coombs. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” While Fort Leavenworth, the prison where Manning will serve her sentence, does not offer hormone therapy, Coombs told host Savannah Guthrie he would fight to ensure his client received the medical treatment she needed. He also said he and Manning...