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  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    07/17/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2014 5:46 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment, a defense official said Thursday. The initial gender treatments could include allowing Manning to wear some female undergarments and also possibly provide some hormone treatments....
  • National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is

    06/15/2014 2:48:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | June 13, 2014
    Organizers of San Francisco’s pride weekend festivities have yanked the welcome mat away from the National Guard, voting to ban the Guard from setting up a booth at the festival. The decision comes at the same time Pride organizers are allowing a controversial Army private who leaked military secrets to be honorary grand marshal. The board of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee rejected a request from the Guard to set up an informational booth at Civic Center Plaza during Pride Weekend. Last year, the National Guard had a booth at Pride Weekend for the first time – staffed...
  • Manning says US public lied to about Iraq from the start

    06/14/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence on espionage charges and other offenses for passing along 700,000 secret documents, including diplomatic cables and military intelligence files, to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks in the largest-scale leak in US history. "I understand that my actions violated the law. However, the concerns that motivated me have not been resolved," the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning wrote in a...
  • Transsexualism: Rage, Rhetoric, and Reform

    06/02/2014 12:58:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/02/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    Some of you will have noticed that my observations on the subject of transgenderism/transsexualism have not been met with universal approval, especially among transsexuals. No surprise there. The responses came in predictable forms, mostly juvenile profanity. But there was a bit more. The Telegraph’s Tom Chivers (a guy called Tom?) offered a response under the question-begging headline: “Whether or not Laverne Cox is a woman is not a question of biology; it’s a question of language.” (I assume that Mr. Chivers, like most columnists, does not compose his own headlines, but it is an accurate summation of his argument.) That...
  • Is Chelsea Manning About to Take on the U.S. Government Again? (WikiLeaks' PV1 Bradley Manning)

    05/31/2014 5:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Care2 ^ | May 27, 2014 | Steve Williams
    Chelsea Manning, now in a military jail in Kansas for leaking classified documents, will not receive hormone treatment to continue her gender transition, the Army has announced. If Chelsea Manning sues, and the case is accepted, it could be groundbreaking. Here’s why. Pte Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year prison, made her transition public at the time of her sentencing in July of last year. She had been diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a number of military doctors throughout her army career. Since her incarceration, Manning has asked that she be allowed access to gender alignment treatment, such as...
  • Chelsea Manning 'may sue' over gender dysphoria therapy (Prisoner PV1 Bradley Manning)

    05/21/2014 8:56:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A lawyer for convicted US document leaker Chelsea Manning has threatened to sue the army if she is not given sex change therapy in military prison. Nancy Hollander said the army had an obligation to treat Pte First Class Manning for her "transgender issues". And she said Pte Manning would not be safe if transferred to a civilian prison for treatment there. Formerly known as Bradley, Pte Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified files to Wikileaks. After her conviction last year, the former army intelligence analyst announced she wanted to live as a woman. 'A trick' In...
  • While vets die waiting, Pentagon moves ahead with Manning sex change

    05/16/2014 12:16:32 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 42 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/15/14 | Timothy Whiteman
    In the wake of an ever-burgeoning "wait for them to die" scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the heavy hitters in the Obama Administration have made their priorities known; specifically, while accusations swirl of purposeful lack of medical attention to vets have resulted in needless deaths, the head honcho himself for the Department of Defense (DoD)greased the skids for a convicted turncoat to receive a taxpayer subsidized sex change operation. As reported on May 14, 2014 by both the Toronto, Canada-based The Globe and Mail and also the USA TODAY news portal, convicted renegade soldier Bradley Manning could...
  • Sex Change For Manning As Vets Die From VA Neglect

    05/16/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Abuse: The Pentagon tries to transfer convicted national security leaker Bradley Manning to a civilian prison to treat a gender disorder while veterans suffer and die waiting in vain on phony Veterans Administration lists. Or should we say Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the name chosen by the convicted leaker of sensitive classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman and the Pentagon is trying to help. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month gave the Army approval to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau...
  • Judge grants name change to Chelsea Manning, convicted in WikiLeaks case

    04/23/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2014 | Shawn Nottingham
    Bradley Edward Manning is no more. A Kansas judge on Wednesday granted the former Army intelligence analyst's request to formally be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. "I've been working for months for this change, and waiting for years," she said in a statement applauding the order. "It's worth noting that in both mail and in-person, I've often been asked, 'Why are you changing your name?' The answer couldn't be simpler: because it's a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been -- a woman named Chelsea." Manning is currently serving a 35-year sentence...
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    04/14/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies ^ | 4/14/14 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld By DAVID DISHNEAU An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal of the case to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Manning's appellate lawyers said Sunday that they expect their appeal to focus on issues including alleged misuse of the Espionage Act.
  • Finally. Bradley (AKA Chelsea) Manning to Grand Marshal gay pride parade

    04/12/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So there’s a name you haven’t heard in a while, eh? Bradley Manning is still cooling his heels at Fort Leavenworth, serving a 35 year sentence for violating his oath and releasing the nation’s classified documents. But his organization of supporters (now renamed The Chelsea Manning Support Network) remains busy on his behalf. In one of their latest, breaking news announcements, we find that the San Francisco gay pride parade organizers are going to correct a “mishandling” of administrative details from last year and provide a “proper honor” in 2014 by naming him an Honorary Grand Marshal. Today, the nation’s...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • BFP Breaking News- Omidyar’s PayPal Corporation Said To Be Implicated in Withheld NSA Documents

    12/14/2013 12:48:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sibel Admonds
    The U.S. Government, An Implicated Billionaire, Fortune-Seeking Journalists & A Public in the Dark Update 2: Glenn Greenwald Goes on Record: “I Don’t Doubt PayPal Cooperates with NSA!” Update 1: Verbatim Copy of Mr. Binney’s Statement The 50,000-pages of documents obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden contain extensive documentation of PayPal Corporation’s partnership and cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA), according to three NSA veterans. To date, no information has been released as to the extent of the working relationship and cooperation between the two entities- NSA and PayPal Corporation. What’s more, the billionaire owner of PayPal Corporation has...
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Manning submits presidential pardon request

    09/03/2013 1:59:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/3/2013
    The Army private convicted of espionage and theft for leaking more than 700,000 classified U.S. government documents and videos to WikiLeaks has formally submitted a pardon request to President Obama, a reporter for The Guardian tweeted Tuesday.  Bradley Manning was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison, and revealed his new identity as a female named "Chelsea" shortly after.  Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, said at the sentencing he would seek a presidential pardon for his client. He said it would contain a personal appeal from Manning to Obama. "When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of...
  • Dangerously Sensitive

    09/02/2013 3:48:41 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 3 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | August 26, 2013 | Jim Goad
    Political correctness, that great misguided ennobler/enabler of disgruntled losers and embittered misfits, may have helped pave the way for Bradley Manning and Nidal Hasan to achieve infamy. Before his decision to start leaking highly sensitive military information to svelte albino panda cub Julian Assange in 2010, Bradley Manning gave his Army superiors every reason to suspect he was a mentally unstable and potentially violent homosexual who was perhaps too emotionally hypersensitive to be trusted with highly sensitive documents. Before he decided to blow away a baker’s dozen (plus a bun in the oven) with two handguns at Fort Hood in...
  • MILLER: AP calls Bradley Manning a "she" and liberal media fall in line with PC agenda

    09/02/2013 5:19:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    After being sentenced to 35 years at Leavenworth for betraying his country, Pvt. Bradley Manning said he wants to live as a woman. This reality show drama would normally be an asterisk in an embarrassing case for the American military. The absurd request, however, will get mainstream recognition now that the Associated Press (AP) announced that all media who follow its vaulted guide should refer to the Wikileaks source as “her” and Bradley as “Chelsea.” The political correctness in journalism has hit an all-time low.
  • Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery

    08/31/2013 3:50:46 PM PDT · by SLB · 45 replies
    Duffelblog ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | ?????
    FT LEAVENWORTH, KS — An administrative error has been blamed for a mix-up in sentencing involving the cases of convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan and Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. After sentencing concluded last Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas, it was reported Hasan would undergo gender reassignment surgery and change his name from Nidal to Nahid Hasan. Nahid is an Arabic name meaning “one with full, round breasts.” Not long after it was revealed, the traitor formerly known as Chelsea had been transferred to death row where he awaits...
  • NY Times: It’s Chelsea Manning From Now On

    08/31/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT · by tom h · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2013 | MARGARET SULLIVA
    <p>The Times will begin immediately to call the former Bradley Manning by her preferred name – Chelsea Manning.</p> <p>‘Private Manning’ on later references, and ‘she’ for the pronoun.”</p> <p>As I wrote last week, this is a circumstance that has little if any precedent ... Over the weekend, the executive editor Jill Abramson, appearing at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association event in Boston, said The Times would go in this direction.</p>
  • Convicted Wikileaks Soldier Doing Well In Prison (You HAVE to see this)

    08/30/2013 8:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – A lawyer for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. David Coombs wrote that he spoke on Wednesday with Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, while she goes through the three-to-four-week period known as indoctrination at the Kansas prison. Coombs, who lives in Rhode Island, also said he plans to travel there in the coming weeks to meet with medical staff and the leadership in the quest to allow Manning to receive hormone therapy....
  • Army to Bradley Manning: No, we won’t pay for your sex change procedures

    08/27/2013 5:27:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Armed Forces will not be paying for Bradley Manning to alter his body to match his new, female persona, according to a Pentagon spokesman. “The Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder,” Army spokesman George Wright said in a statement to Courthouse News Service. He said the military still considers Manning a soldier and will provide him with appropriate mental health care if he wants it. Bradley Manning now wishes to be called "Chelsea" and referred to by feminine pronouns. Wright did not tell the...
  • Greenfield: Insane This Way

    08/25/2013 5:57:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, August 24, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, August 24, 2013 Insane This Way Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog After a great deal of fuss about national security and terrorism, sentence was passed and Bradley Manning, the man at the center of the storm who used a Lady Gaga CD to smuggle out classified information, announced that what he really wanted was to live as a woman. Posting a photo wearing the least convincing wig outside of clown college, Manning announced that from now on, his name will be Chelsea. Life might have been simpler for everyone if Manning had just gone straight...
  • What’s in a name? Chelsea Manning and Muhammad Ali (Groan)

    08/25/2013 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | August 24, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Consider a polarizing political and cultural figure who is seen by many people as a hero and by others as a traitor – and who has a powerful symbolic importance to members of a persecuted minority. This person adopts a new name and a new identity, which transforms his or her relationship to mainstream culture and confuses both the media and many members of the public. Many people refuse to accept the new name and identity, or treat it as a nickname or a passing fad. At age 25, this person is prosecuted for an act of conscience-driven defiance against...
  • To the right and centre-right, Chelsea Manning is an LGBTraitor (Yeah, we're the problem)

    08/24/2013 7:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 24, 2013 | Charles Davis
    Soon after being sentenced by a military judge to 35 years behind bars for leaking US diplomatic cables and other evidence of war crimes, the person formerly known as Pfc Bradley Manning announced to the world that she - not he - would from now on like to be referred to as, "Chelsea". After being called everything from hero to traitor, Manning announced she wanted to be called something else: a woman. "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female," Manning said...
  • Questioning transsexuality

    08/24/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 24 August, 2013 | esr
    In Bradley Manning Is Not a Woman, Kevin Willamson makes a case that feeling like a transsexual – that is, that one is either a man in the body of a woman or vice-versa – should be regarded as a mental illness to be treated by therapy rather than with sex-reassignment surgery. The article surprised me by presenting a coherent case for this position that I cannot dismiss as garden-variety social-conservative chuntering. I found the parallel with what Willamson calls BIID particularly troubling. If we treat people who desire to electively amputate their own arms and legs as mentally ill,...
  • 'Illegal' for US military to deny Bradley Manning sex change (Yes, you read that right)

    08/23/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2013
    Transgender advocates said it should not be up to the US military to decide if Bradley Manning gets hormone therapy after the jailed US serviceman revealed he wanted a sex change.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) A day after being sentenced for leaking classified material, Bradley Manning revealed that he was hoping to have a sex change. In a written statement read on NBC News's 'Today' programme, Manning said he wants to start hormone therapy as soon as possible and asked supporters to refer to him by his new name, Chelsea, and to use the feminine pronoun. But Manning's demands may set up another legal...
  • Chelsea Manning: Testing The Military On Transgender Issues (#Youwillpuke)

    08/23/2013 12:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 22, 2013 | Eyder Peralta
    The case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning tested many complex questions about espionage, journalism and even treason. But there was always one thing that lingered as a subtext to the case: Manning's struggle with gender identity. On Thursday, when Manning announced that he wants to be known as Chelsea Manning, it became clear that the subtext would become the focus and that Manning will now likely test military policy on transgender issues. (NPR, like other news outlets, is at this point continuing to refer to the soldier as "Bradley Manning" on first reference.) Cecilia Chung, a senior strategist for the...
  • Pro-Bradley Manning Hecklers Interrupt Obama Speech

    08/23/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News' The Note ^ | August 22, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Arlette Saenz
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — While making the pitch on his new college affordability plan for a second time, President Obama was interrupted by pro-Bradley Manning hecklers at Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday evening. Two women holding a giant “Free Bradley Manning” sign yelled at the president in the middle of his speech. It was unclear what the women were saying, but they were escorted out of the gymnasium to applause from the crowd. When the women started shouting, the president said, “I hear you,” and tried to calm down the crowd. After the two women left, Obama called the...
  • Bradley Manning’s lawyers demand government pay for sex change

    08/23/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Life Site ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Convicted soldier Bradley Manning has announced his real self is as a woman named Chelsea. Ok. More: His lawyer says this isn’t a private issue, but a public one. He has insisted that the U.S. government provide for Manning’s ”transition” as he does his prison time in Leavenworth. Well, that opened my eyes without having to drink my morning coffee. More: His lawyer apparently plans to sue to make sure we pay for it. From the CNN story: Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, told “Today” that he hopes officials at Fort Leavenworth military prison will provide his client the hormone therapy....
  • Bradley Manning Is Not a Woman: Pronouns and delusions do not trump biology

    08/23/2013 6:58:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Dennis Avner was not a tiger, and Bradley Manning is not a woman. Mr. Manning, who upon his sentencing for his role in the WikiLeaks case announced that he desires to live out his days as a woman called Chelsea, is what he is, and no amount of pronoun play, psychotherapeutic doublespeak, or wishful thinking can make it otherwise. That is even true in California. On July 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had reached an agreement with the public-school district of Arcadia, Calif., for the resolution of certain “sex discrimination” claims. The case involves a...
  • Bradley Manning’s Letter to President Obama

    08/23/2013 12:04:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for leaking an unprecedented amount of classified material to the website WikiLeaks. It is the stiffest punishment ever handed out in the U.S. for leaking to the media. ---snip--- As the late Howard Zinn once said, “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”(continued)
  • He Is Not Bradley Manning. She Is Chelsea Manning. Deal With It. (Hashtag #YouWillHurl)

    08/22/2013 10:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 22, 2013 | Ryan Kearney
    Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for leaking government files to WikiLeaks, announced Thursday in a statement to NBC's "Today" that he is, as of now, a she: "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to...
  • What made Chelsea Manning hide her true identity?

    08/22/2013 9:59:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 22, 2013 | Paris Lees
    former Bradley Manning's decision to suppress her identity until after her trial shames society and the US justice system.It's official. Bradley Manning is a woman and will be known, from now on, as Chelsea Manning. Turns out Manning can keep a secret. So why did she feel it was so important to hide her true identity? You might regard her as a traitor. Perhaps she's your hero. Regardless of how you view her, though, she deserved a fair trial. Today's statement raises the question: why did she feel the need to suppress her transgender status until the trial was over?...
  • New Concept of ‘Rights’ in America: If You’re Not Gay, You Don’t Have Any

    08/22/2013 7:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | August 22, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Gosh, it seems like just a few years ago that allegedly serious people were warning about how the “christofascist godbags” of the Religious Right were an existential threat to freedom in America, and if you disagreed with these allegedly serious people, you were just a hateful bigot. Now? Well, you’re still a hateful bigot, but freedom’s just another word for “nothing left to lose”: New Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that people must set aside their religion in order to avoid creating the slightest inconvenience for gay people. . . . No, by all means, let’s use the power of the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-22-13 ("Chelsea Manning": DUmmies get behind the whistle-blower)

    08/22/2013 4:03:01 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 18 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 22, 2013 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Bush, Cheney, and Rummy: war criminals, and they remain free. Bradley Manning: whistle-blower, and he gets sentenced to 35 years in prison. Where is the justice? Justice for Treyson! This sums up the DUmmies' reaction to the sentencing of Nothing-Is-Private Manning. But that was yesterday. Today comes news that Bradley--who at one time had called himself "Brianna"--now wants to be known as "Chelsea" and live as a woman. Bradley is no longer manning. Multiple threads the last couple of days, too many to link to them all. We'll start with this THREAD, "Bradley Manning sentanced to 35 years." But...
  • Manning announces she is transitioning

    08/22/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Feministing Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Verónica Bayetti Flores
    Early this morning, Chelsea Manning – who was recently sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents – announced to the world that she would be transitioning: "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use...
  • Taking the Man Out of Manning

    08/22/2013 12:43:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    There was precious little man in Bradley Manning to begin with. Now the treasonous pervert — who in any sane country would be promptly executed for leaking 750,000 pages of classified military documents out of pure spite — wants us to pay for his sex change as he waits out his gentle wrist slap of a sentence. “I am Chelsea Manning.” With those words, read from a statement on NBC’s “Today” on Thursday, Bradley Manning immediately shifted public conversation away from the Army private’s conviction on espionage charges to gender identity. “As I transition into this next phase of my...
  • This should Bradley Manning on his transistion to becoming a woman named Chelsea...

    08/22/2013 12:00:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This is nuts to me, and the timing of it is even crazier. I guess if you're going to spend the next 35 years of your life in a cell it should be as....No, sorry...I don't get it. His life as he knows it is totally over, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?;-D
  • ‘I am Chelsea Manning. I am female’

    08/22/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-22-2013
    “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” Manning said in a statement read during an exclusive TODAY show interview with lawyer David Coombs. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” While Fort Leavenworth, the prison where Manning will serve her sentence, does not offer hormone therapy, Coombs told host Savannah Guthrie he would fight to ensure his client received the medical treatment she needed. He also said he and Manning...
  • Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman named Chelsea

    08/22/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/22/2013
    Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the decision in a written statement provided to NBC's "Today" show, asking supporters to refer to him by his new name and the feminine pronoun. The statement was signed "Chelsea E. Manning." "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female....
  • U.S. Reporter Stages Gay Pride Protest on Russia Today (Video)

    08/22/2013 1:04:19 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 18 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 08/21/2103 | Moscow Times
    A U.S. reporter appearing on state-run television channel Russia Today on Wednesday to discuss the Bradley Manning verdict used his two minutes of airtime to protest Russia's anti-gay propaganda law and slam President Vladimir Putin. James Kirchik, who was speaking via video link from Stockholm with Russia Today news anchors, wore rainbow-colored suspenders on the air and began his speech by noting that "being silent in the face of evil is something we can't do." "So you know, being here on a Kremlin-funded propaganda network, I'm going to wear my gay pride suspenders and speak out against the horrific anti-gay...
  • White House would consider Manning pardon request

    08/21/2013 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    White House would consider Manning pardon request By Justin Sink - 08/21/13 03:16 PM ET The White House said Wednesday that it would consider a clemency petition for Bradley Manning "like any other application" after the Army private was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a cache of documents to WikiLeaks. "There's a process for pardon applications or clemency applications, I believe they're called," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "And I'm not going to get ahead of that process. If there is an application that's filed by Mr. Manning or his attorneys, that application will be considered...
  • Matthews Bemoans Manning Sentence: 'Frail Guy Who Doesn't Look Threatening To Anyone'

    08/21/2013 11:53:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So what if he disclosed information that potentially threatened American lives and security interests? Manning's a "frail guy who doesn't look threatening to anyone." So you have to question the length of his sentence. Such was the bizarre logic that Chris Matthews employed as he bemoaned Bradley Mannings' sentence--which could in practice see him freed in less than 10 years. Matthews was also moved by the fact that in military prison, Manning will be surrounded by people "who won't like him." View the video here.
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
  • Bradley Manning sentencing to happen Wednesday

    08/20/2013 10:20:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | AP
    FORT MEADE, Maryland-A U.S. military judge on Tuesday started considering the sentence of soldier Bradley Manning for the largest leak of classified information in the country's history - and she said it will be announced Wednesday morning.
  • Bradley Manning: 'I'm Sorry'

    08/14/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 14, 2013 | Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    Bradley Manning took the stand again on Wednesday and spoke for the second time in the more than three years since his arrest. This time, he said he was sorry. "I want to start off with an apology," Manning told the military judge in a brief two-minute statement. "I’m sorry that my actions hurt people. I’m sorry that they hurt the United States [...] I understood what I was doing, and decisions I made. However, I did not fully appreciate the broader effects of my actions." See also: Bradley Manning: the Movie? Manning delivered his statement during the last day...
  • Group petitions for Manning to receive Nobel Peace Prize

    08/12/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    A U.S. human rights group on Monday delivered a petition with more than 100,000 signatures urging that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize go to Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was convicted on espionage charges last month for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Norman Solomon, the co-founder of RootsAction, delivered the petition in Oslo, Norway, on Monday to the research director of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Prizes. Solomon said that Manning should receive the prize for exposing government secrecy and wrongdoing in the Iraq War. He argued that the Nobel committee’s selection of Manning...
  • Bradley Manning sentenced to 90 years in prison

    08/06/2013 9:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/6/13 | Josh Peterson
    U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning’s maximum prison sentence of 136 years was reduced to a maximum sentence of 90 years behind bars. Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel, announced Manning’s reduced sentence during a closed session at Ft. Meade, Md., on Tuesday. Lind agreed in part to a motion proposed by the defense to merge various charges against Manning. “She merged two Espionage specifications for transmission of the Iraq and Afghan SigActs, the theft and transmission of the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs), Kerry, Hagel and Russians Will Meet
  • The Manning Conviction

    07/31/2013 9:14:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Following his conviction this week on at least five counts of espionage and several lesser charges, including fraud and theft, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will now do hard time in prison. In certain circumstances, spies deserve capital punishment. Several decades in jail strikes me being as Manning's criminal due, however. Treason rates the death sentence, but Manning didn't commit treason. In fact, he beat that rap. Manning admitted he gave Julian Assange's Wikileaks organization at least 700,000 pages of classified U.S. documents, as well as numerous classified videos. The massive document release included classified State Department cables and military...
  • Bradley Manning has been found guilty of betraying his country. Throw away the key

    07/30/2013 11:34:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-30-2013 | Tim Stanley
    It's reported that Bradley Manning has been found guilty of five counts of espionage and five counts of theft, all of which means a very long time in prison. And he deserves it. Ignore for the moment the fact that he's not been found guilty of aiding the enemy. They key thing here is that the court has, rightly, found him guilty of betraying his country. Lock him up and throw away the key. There are whistle-blowers and then there are traitors, and Bradley Manning falls into the latter category. Of course, there are also different categories of traitors and...