Chelsea Manning: We’re Living Under the Thumb of This Enormous Machine

Chelsea Manning: We’re Living Under the Thumb of This Enormous Machine

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Updated: March 28, 2018

Democracy Now! on Mar 27, 2018 – Fifteen years ago this month, the U.S. invasion of Iraq began. Today we spend the hour with the war’s most famous whistleblower, Chelsea Manning, in her first live television interview. While serving as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning leaked a trove of documents in 2010 about the Iraq War to WikiLeaks. She also leaked diplomatic cables, as well as information on Guantánamo and the U.S. War in Afghanistan. It would become the largest leak of classified data in U.S. history.

Manning was caught and eventually sentenced to 35 years in prison—the longest sentence ever given to a whistleblower in the United States. Last year, President Obama granted her clemency in one of his final acts in office. She had written to the president requesting what she described as a “first chance at life.” Since her release, Manning has emerged as a leading activist for trans rights and greater transparency. She has been featured in the pages of Vogue, where she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz, and was named 2017 Newsmaker of the Year by Out magazine. In January, she announced her bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, challenging Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, who is seeking a third term.

Web Bonus: Chelsea Manning on Fighting For Trans Rights, Dismantling the Prison System & More

Democracy Now! on Mar 27, 2018 – Extended interview with freed Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is now running for U.S. Senate in Maryland. Manning spent seven years in military prison for leaking a trove of documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Updated: March 28, 2018

[An abbreviated version of the above video.]

Chelsea Manning’s Platform for U.S. Senate: Abolish ICE, Dismantle Prisons, Healthcare for All

Democracy Now! on Mar 27, 2018 – On Tuesday, Democracy Now! interviewed Chelsea Manning in her first live TV interview. She was released from prison last May after serving seven years for leaking a trove of documents about Iraq and the Afghan wars and the State Department to WikiLeaks in 2010. Manning is now running for U.S. Senate in Maryland. In part two we talk more with Manning about her run for the U.S. Senate, trans rights and whistleblowing.

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Struggle for Trans Rights

Ray McGovern: The Release of Chelsea Manning + Joseph Farrell: CIA Challenges Wikileaks

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence (updated)

Cornel West, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright on the Sentencing of Bradley Manning + Ralph Nader’s Remarks + I Am Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

Chris Hedges and Cornel West Speak Out For Whistleblower Chelsea Manning + Q&A

“Collateral Murder” Video allegedly shows US forces killing two reporters and six others By Daniel Tencer

Don’t Enlist, But Don’t Just Take My Word For It by Lo

4 thoughts on “Chelsea Manning: We’re Living Under the Thumb of This Enormous Machine

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  2. Totally excellent interview.

    How anyone can condone the villainy of such unbridled US power is beyond me.

    This Bolton psychopath should be locked up ~ caged for life, given a taste of his own medicine. He shouldn’t even be on the street.

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