Her lawyer David Coombs added in the posted clarification, “Chelsea has never claimed to be anti-war; indeed she joined the military to defend her country. However, she is a humanist and was motivated in her actions not only by her transparency beliefs, but also by deep concern for the value of human life.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 9, 2013 4:40 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 10, 2013 1:48 pm|
The American Civil Liberties Union, which pursued a lawsuit alleging Bradley Manning Support Network (now Private Manning Support Network) co-founder David House had his rights violated when he had his electronic devices searched and seized at O’Hare International Airport, has posted documents indicating authorities may have been interested in whether he had knowledge or possessed “Afghanistan War Logs” documents that had not been published by WikiLeaks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 4, 2013 8:50 am|
The civilian defense attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now goes by Chelsea Manning, has filed an application for a presidential pardon or commutation of Manning’s sentence.
|By: BrandonJ Saturday August 24, 2013 11:46 am|
Today, thousands from across the country (and perhaps the globe) will venture in Washington D.C. on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King´s ¨March on Washington¨ that had 250,000 people in attendance. One might ask themselves, if they are unaware of the significance of this event, why marching still matters. It is indeed a question that is relevant and should be discussed.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Saturday August 24, 2013 10:30 am|
I have some thoughts on how Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s gender dysphoria was rolled out.
Let me begin by saying I’m going to give, and I’m going to advocate for, respect for Manning’s chosen name and publicly embraced gender, and I’m going to use female pronouns and call her Chelsea. That; however, comes with a mixed bag of emotions.
|By: Kit OConnell Friday August 23, 2013 4:08 pm|
After receiving a 35-year sentence, Chelsea Manning formally came out as a transgender woman. Over at Dissenter, Kevin Gosztola calls the mainstream media to task for mistreating her, and outlines Firedoglake’s support of Manning’s gender identity.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday August 23, 2013 1:20 pm|
After Wednesday’s sentencing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the whistleblower released a statement in which she said she would henceforth be known as Chelsea Manning, and that she will begin transitioning while in prison.
Unfortunately, the military is notoriously ignorant of the needs of LGBT soldiers, let alone detainees, and it is highly unlikely that Manning will receive the attention she needs without our help.
|By: Norman Solomon Thursday August 22, 2013 5:12 pm|
Dear President Obama:
As commander in chief, you’ve been responsible for the treatment of the most high-profile whistleblower in the history of the U.S. armed forces. Under your command, the United States military tried — and failed — to crush the spirit of Bradley Manning.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 22, 2013 7:25 am|
A statement by the soldier sentenced to thirty-five years in prison as Bradley Manning yesterday was released by his defense attorney, David Coombs, indicating that Manning would now like to be Chelsea Manning because he is a female.