Almost one year has passed since Chelsea Manning was released from the U.S Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. On the Democracy Now! news hour, she talked about her newfound freedom.
Blum discusses the case behind U.S. Wikileaks whistleblower being refused entry into the country in September 2017.
A worldwide campaign petitioned Barack Obama to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, the longest-held whistleblower in U.S. history. This week Obama issued his decision to free Manning.
In the wake of the Paris shootings, as voicing uncomfortable truths becomes increasingly risky, governments get set to introduce more repressive measures that mock freedom of expression.
The freedom to communicate and to share has entered a new era, one in which some of the most ardent advocates for the free Internet have become targets, forced to live on the run or in exile.
Irish protest for Chelsea Manning. (Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Can you name another soldier who more honourably discharged their duty to humanity? I wish soldiers everywhere would Manning up.