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Chelsea Manning: I’m no traitor, I did the best I could under the circumstances

Chelsea Manning: I’m no traitor, I did the best I could under the circumstances

“I’m no traitor,” Chelsea Manning told moderator Eugene Jarecki “I believe I did the best I could in my circumstances to make an ethical decision.” Manning made that statement during an interview last week at the Nantucket Project an annual event which brings people together to the Island to talk about their parts in shaping America. Nothing I know […]

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Chelsea Manning will walk from a male military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on 17 May, almost seven years to the day since she was arrested in a base outside Baghdad for offenses relating to the leaking of a vast trove of US state secrets to the website WikiLeaks.  Nancy Hollander, Manning’s lawyer,  spoke to […]

Army denies Chelsea Manning Gender Marker Change

Army denies Chelsea Manning Gender Marker Change

A military prison psychologist has denied Chelsea Manning’s gender marker change according to court documents obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune Monday. The reason for the denial wasn’t revealed by psychologist Ellen Galloway and Army spokesman Wayne Hall declined to comment Tuesday, citing medical privacy laws. The court document is a status report from both […]

Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike Will Receive SRS

Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike Will Receive SRS

Chelsea Manning has ended her hunger strike after being told by the government that she will receive gender confirmation surgery. ACLU attorney Chase Strangio told Buzzfeed that Manning was informed on Tuesday that the military made a determination that the Department of Defense’s instruction for “In-Service Transition” applies to her. Additionally, according to Strangio, Manning […]

Chelsea Manning sues for HRT and offers a sane vis-à-vis knee-jerk response to ISIS.

Chelsea Manning sues for HRT and offers a sane vis-à-vis knee-jerk response to ISIS.

The military is refusing to treat Chelsea’s transsexulism even as they ban transgender people from serving. CNN is reporting tha Manning is suing to follow grooming standards such as growing her hair longer and using cosmetics, and to receive hormone treatment “in order to express her female gender,” said the suit filed Tuesday in district court […]