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Chelsea Manning, released when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed, was called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it.  The US Government has entered more charges against Julian Assange in order to have him extradited to the US. Reality Winner is still held for revealing US intelligence information on efforts by the Russian government to influence the US election.

Trump expanded Obama’s attack on whistleblowers. We must support these defenders of free speech and government transparency. To fail to do so now will embolden those who would limit our First Amendment right to know what our government does in our name.

On Tuesday, June 4th, please join us for the standout for Reality Leigh Winner on the Second Anniversary Of Her Imprisonment. We will join with Stand with Reality, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, Code Pink, About Face, Roots Action, Freedom of the Press Foundation and many other organizations calling for a pardon for her. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm will meet in front of the Park Street MBTA Station on Boston Common.

Additionally, here are other ways you can support Manning, Winner and Assange:

How to Support Chelsea Manning

Chelsea needs donations for her legal defense. You can donate at

She also needs letters of support. Visit to find out how or consult the steps in this graphic:

How to Support Reality Winner

You can write letters of support to Reality Winner at:

PO BOX 27137

  • Do not mail anything of value, including money or stamps.
  • Do not use an address label with her name on it when sending mail.
  • All correspondence is reviewed by prison staff.
  • She can receive books sent to her directly from
  • More information about communicating with Reality, including how to send her money for her prison commissary account.

How to Support Wikileaks

You can donate to Wikileaks. You can also donate to Assange’s defense fund. We will post updates as more information on how to help becomes available.

Thanks to Roger Jones for his Creative Commons image of Chelsea Manning.

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