Whistleblower Chelsea Manning freed, worldwide celebrations


This video says about itself:

Collateral MurderWikileaks – Iraq

3 April 2010

WikiLeaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents.

After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths occurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com.

This video material on war crimes in Iraq was given to WikiLeaks by whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

LGBT groups to celebrate Manning‘s release

Wednesday 17th May 2017

THE release of WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning will be celebrated this evening at an event to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Ms Manning, who will complete her transition out of prison, was handed a 35-year sentence in 2013 after sending classified information on war crimes and corruption to WikiLeaks.

Over 100,000 people had signed a White House petition calling for transgender US army private Ms Manning to be released.

Former US president Barack Obama heeded the call and commuted her sentence to May 17 just before he left office in January this year.

Events to mark Ms Manning’s release will take place in at least 15 cities across the world including Berlin, Dublin and San Fransisco.

Campaign groups Queer Strike and Payday have called on supporters to gather at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London at 5.30pm this evening to celebrate “the ultimate victory of a seven-year campaign.”

Peace News will be holding a party from 7pm at Housmans bookshop in London.

The FBI has arrested a federal contractor suspected of leaking a NSA report. [The Intercept]

NSA WHISTLEBLOWER’S PARENTS: WE FEAR FOR HER SAFETY “My biggest fear in all of this is that she’s not going to get a fair trial, she’s not going to be treated fairly, she’s going to be made an example of,” Billie Winner-Davis, Reality Winner’s mother said. And here’s what we know about Winner. [HuffPost]

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