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Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison

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- 766 days ago -
The US Army is confirming that Chelsea Manning has been released from detention at Fort Leavenworth, in accordance with the commutation of her sentence. She had served just short of seven years under espionage charges.


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Kathleen M (208)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 2:11 pm
Gladly noted. Thx for sharing Dandelion. Not that she belonged in prison in the beginning!

Animae C (509)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 2:20 pm
Ohhhhh relief & HAPPINESS!!!!!!!
Love her instagram post!

Thank you so much for letting us know Dande!

Animae C (509)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 2:21 pm
Now for Julian.....

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 2:22 pm
I was just thinking of ALL the others myself, AniMae.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 3:22 pm
I agree Kathleen and yes good instagram is why I used it. Julian and Leonard Peltier.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 4:31 pm
Great to finally see her released! thx Dandelion

. (0)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:42 pm
He deserved every second of his imprisonment.

MmAway M (519)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 11:23 pm
Saw this on the news this morning....TY Sheryl

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 1:04 am
❤️❤️Noted... ❤️❤️Thank you...Dandelion❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Arild Warud (174)
Friday May 19, 2017, 4:30 am
Sweden have dropped their charges against Julian Assange but it doesn't change anything,the UK will arrest him anyway.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday May 19, 2017, 4:51 am
Well, the UK needs regime change itself, THEN Whistleblowers will be able to enjoy the praise of those of us who know that the vilification of the free, alternative press/media has been a consistent, destructive force against the very notion of freedom and democracy.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:08 pm
I would hope that the release of Manning would help Julian in this case. After all Julian was just the receiver who gave it to the press in this case.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 3:02 am
Donn has been reading too much of the Daily Mail, and its editor, Paul Dacre, that champion of racism, fascism, xenophobia, bigotry, and freedom of speech, NOT.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 8:17 am
Noted, Thanks

Marco Baracca (41)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 8:19 am

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 8:39 am
Darren, agree, I wouldn't expect any less from her.

Janis K (129)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 10:44 am
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 11:15 am
I'm very happy that she is free!!!

Janet B (0)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 12:17 pm

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 12:49 pm
Noted, Thank you

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 1:10 pm
Good to hear. Thanks Dandelion

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 1:53 pm
Julian Assange defiant after Swedes drop investigation: 'The war has just begun' In my opinion,which I have stated from day 1 is that Julian Assange would have feared far better if he agreed to be questioned in Sweden,by the Swedish Police.Sweden and the European Union have strict laws against extradition to any Country which have Capital Punishment on it's books,UK by the way are leaving the EU and have always had this "special friendship" with the USA and Senhora May wouldn't blink once to ship Julian over to the USA.Read the article and the past history of Julian Assange and then make up your mind.

Donna G (42)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 3:30 pm
I'm glad that Obama commuted Chesea's sentence. He should have done the same for Leonard Peltier. Obama praised whistle blowers yet he prosecuted/persecuted more whistle blowers than all previous presidents. I would have liked to see Ed Snowden be able to come home free and clear.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 11:32 pm
Remember that the concept of Whistle blowers was brought in to "protect" institutions, employers encouraging their employees to whistle blow on their fellow workers. . . . which works fine in practice, until people started to REALIZE that companies AND governments WERE the REAL perpetrators of crimes.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 7:19 am
Thank you

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 10:49 am
Sweden would give Assange no assurances he would not have been extradited. He knew the USA was more than willing and able to throw the book at him. In his place we all might have chosen the same way to handle things.

Personally, knowing how things are going over here, I'd had feared for his very life if he ended up in the US hands. We still have the death penalty, we have a harsh prison system, we have people shot all the time in this Country for less.

Janet B (0)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:41 pm

John B (185)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 4:57 pm
Thanks Dandelion for the link to the article by Russell Brandom. Glad to she is finally out and getting her life back together.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday May 22, 2017, 12:03 am
Thanks again

Arild Warud (174)
Monday May 22, 2017, 3:56 am
Will the United States Be Able to Extradite Assange?
Note that the article clearly states that Sweden would not extradite Assange in case he faces the Death Penalty: "Sweden would seek death penalty assurances from the United States before granting extradition. Article VII provides that when the offense for which extradition is sought is punishable by the death penalty, the requested state may grant extradition conditioned on the individual not receiving the death penalty, and the requesting state must comply with that condition. This is a pretty standard provision, and simply means that the United States would have to give Sweden assurances that Assange would not receive the death penalty if he were tried and convicted of an offense punishable by death. (Of course, the political offense exception makes it very unlikely that the United States would be able to try Assange for espionage, certain variations of which do carry the death penalty.)"
He's probably safer at the Equadorean Embassy but he's just as much a prisoner there as anywhere else.

Marija M (25)
Monday May 22, 2017, 5:55 am
noted, tks

Janet B (0)
Monday May 22, 2017, 1:32 pm

Sheryl G (359)
Monday May 22, 2017, 7:16 pm
One doesn't have to be given the death penalty to end up dead Arild. We have lunatics all the time over here running around with guns - who is to say an "arranged" could not take place. People die all the time in prison and even though he can't roam free he is still in a far better place than in a US prison. Our For Profit prisons tend not to feed the people too well, one can't have access to phone or internet, and showers are dangerous places for many reasons. I know you don't like the man, but I wouldn't wish his being sent to an American prison on my worst enemy.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 1:20 am
Thanks again

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 2:16 am
Sheryl,if you read my conclusion you would see that I don't disagree with you:
"He's probably safer at the Equadorean Embassy but he's just as much a prisoner there as anywhere else."
I have changed my opinion on Julian Assange,since I don't know him I can't say anything bad about him,too bad that he's living in limbo with no real chance to get out of his situation.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 2:35 pm

Raleigh k (358)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 5:06 pm
happily noted thanks

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 10:59 pm
The grand irony of all this supposed fantasy notion of freedom is that, Theresa May, Donald Trump and just about every other power possessor who openly declares an attack on freedom of movement, ARE COMPLETELY RESTRICTED in their OWN freedom of movement because of the position they inhabit, making these absurd declarations.

May and/or Trump don't venture ANYWHERE WITHOUT SECURITY attachments. Take away the security attachments and they then have to disguise themselves. . . like celebrities do, when they're hounded by the press/media machine.

So, let's not delude ourselves into thinking that morons in power, bleating on about border control, and heavily securitized areas are making life better for anyone, or making people safer. They're restricting everyone's options. Introducing / going back to freedom of movement is more healthy and balanced for everyone, it's just a small minority of "bad apples" that make life oppressive for the rest of us.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday May 24, 2017, 5:57 am
Thanks again

Janis K (129)
Wednesday May 24, 2017, 6:31 am
Thanks for sharing.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday May 24, 2017, 8:08 pm

ewoud k (68)
Thursday May 25, 2017, 7:15 am
They should have let her go some time ago.

In fact, they shouldn't​ have convicted her in the first place.....

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday May 26, 2017, 6:36 am
Thanks again
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