Assange And Manning The Most Important Free Press Stories Of 2019

By Leonard C. Goodman, Chicagoreader.com -

The most important stories of the year for those who care about a free press involve the arrest of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy at the request of the U.S. government, and the [...]

Chelsea Manning Responds To United Nations Rapporteur’s Call For Her Release

By Staff, Sparrowmedia.net -

Alexandria, VA — This week Nils Melzer, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment published a letter to the U.S. [...]

Coercive Measures Against Chelsea Manning Violate Prohibition On Torture

By Staff, Spcommreports.ohchr.org -

I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/19. [...]

Here Are Five Ways To Support Chelsea Manning In 2020

By Ella Fassler, Truthout.org -

The year 2019 has been a nightmare for whistleblower Chelsea Manning and her supporters. While Donald Trump cleared three members of the United States Army who reportedly murdered Afghani [...]

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Spends Her Birthday Imprisoned

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News -

Military whistleblower Chelsea Manning spent her 32nd birthday behind bars yesterday for continuing to refuse to testify against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. She has been in prison since [...]

Chelsea Manning Imprisoned Without Charge For Six Months

By Kevin Reed and James Cogan, Wsws.org -

The courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning has now been held in a federal detention center in Alexandria, Virginia for more than six months. Manning has not been charged with or committed any [...]

Executive Summary: Chelsea Manning’s “Grumbles” Motion

By Kelly Wright, Aaronswartzday.org -

This brief digs into the distinction between a punitive sanction and one that is merely “coercive.” A person who is held in civil contempt may be confined (incarcerated) in order to coerce their [...]

Judge Denies Chelsea Manning A Hearing, Insists Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fines Are Not Punishment

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof.com -

A federal judge denied Chelsea Manning’s motion to reconsider fines imposed against her for refusing to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. He also undermined due process and [...]

The Vindictive Campaign Against Chelsea Manning, A US Political Prisoner

By Niles Niemuth, WSWS -

Whistleblower and political prisoner Chelsea Manning has now been confined to a federal detention center in Alexandria, Virginia for more than four months and is being subjected to punitive fines [...]

Chelsea Manning’s Resistance Is Aimed At Abolishing The Grand Jury Once And For All

By Kevin Gosztola, Medium.com -

When Judge Anthony Trenga ordered Chelsea Manning back to jail for refusing to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks, he urged her to “reflect on the principles she says she’s [...]

Protests In London And Edinburgh Demand Freedom For Assange And Manning

Campaigners demanding the release from prison of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning demonstrated on Saturday in London and Edinburgh, Scotland. Socialist Equality [...]

Chelsea Manning’s Legal Team Files Motion To Reconsider Sanctions

By Staff, Sparrowmedia.net -

Alexandria, VA — Today, Chelsea Manning and her legal team filed a Motion to Reconsider Sanctions, in which they ask Judge Anthony Trenga to release Chelsea from confinement, and ask that he [...]

Assange Indicted On 17 Espionage Charges

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

For the first time in history, a publisher and editor has been charged under the Espionage Act. The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press that will make it less [...]

Chelsea Manning Returns To Jail In ‘Unprecedented’ Ruling

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams -

In a move press freedom advocates and progressive critics decried as an “outrageous” and “unprecedented” escalation of a prolonged government harassment campaign, a federal judge on Thursday [...]

Statement from Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Regarding Chelsea Being Remanded Into Custody

by Staff, Sparrow Media -

Alexandria, VA — Today, Chelsea Manning was remanded into federal custody, again, for refusing to testify before a federal Grand Jury. In addition to being held in confinement for the duration of [...]