When Chelsea Manning was in prison for espionage, she was the last American who did not think about her own rights.
Today, Manning is the only American to face criminal charges for disclosing classified information, and she is facing the most serious threat to the nation’s security since the Sept. 11 attacks.
“We’re all connected,” Manning told Vice News in a recent interview.
There are so many things that have happened since 9/11, but for me, the most disturbing thing is the fact they have gone to such great lengths to silence those voices.” “
This country has become a prison state.
There are so many things that have happened since 9/11, but for me, the most disturbing thing is the fact they have gone to such great lengths to silence those voices.”
Manning was arrested in 2010 for allegedly leaking more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks, an organization whose mission is to expose and publish information that harms national security and democracy.
In the course of her prosecution, Manning received a sentence of 35 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Manning is now working with other whistleblowers to organize a new generation of whistleblowers.
She is a founding member of the Chelsea Manning Support Network, a national coalition that is dedicated to helping the whistleblower who was imprisoned and to support other whistleblowers who face similar charges.
“The government’s actions have been horrific,” Manning said.
It’s very shocking.””
So this is the first time that I’m facing the kind of sentence that I’ve ever faced.
It’s very shocking.”