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Standout for Reality Winner This Tuesday

On Tuesday, June 4th, please join us for the standout for Reality Leigh Winner on the second anniversary of her imprisonment. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm we will meet in front of the Park Street MBTA Station on Boston Common.

Ms. Winner had been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, with sharing a document about Russian interference with the 2016 election to The Intercept, an on-line news organization.

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.

Trump expanded Obama’s attack on whistleblowers. We must support 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.

Additionally, here are other ways you can support Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner, Wikileaks and Julian Assange:

How to Support Chelsea Manning

Chelsea needs donations for her legal defense. You can donate at https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/chelsea-manning-needs-legal-funds-to-resist-a-grand-jury-subpoena.

She also needs letters of support. Visit https://xychelsea.is/#support 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:

REALITY WINNER 22056-021
FMC CARSWELL FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
PO BOX 27137
FORT WORTH, TX 76127

  • 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 Amazon.com.
  • 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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