The Smedley Butler Brigade, Veterans for Peace, Boston and its allies are standing out on June 11 from 5 to 6 PM in Harvard Square, calling for freedom for heroic Wikileaks whistler-blower Chelsea Manning and for WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange not to be extradited to the US.
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 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
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
Thanks to Roger Jones for his Creative Commons image of Chelsea Manning.