Bradley Manning

How Chelsea Manning Changed The World And Showed The Brutal Reality Of The Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

US Army Private Chelsea Manning will be free in May after her sentence for leaking classified information to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks was commut...

After Chelsea Manning Here Are 5 Other Notable Pardons And Commutations

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

On Tuesday President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 209 people and granted pardons to another 64. Among these was the commutation of C...

Obama 'May Reduce Whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

A soldier jailed for leaking classified government and military documents to WikiLeaks is reportedly on President Barack Obama’s shortlist for commu...

WikiLeaks' Chelsea Manning To Start Hormone Treatment In Prison

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks, will receive hormone treatment for gender reassignment while in priso...

Refugee for Two Years, 'Suffering' Assange May Be in for Longer Haul

William J. Furney | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
William J. Furney

Two years on since Assange's self-imprisonment, we ask ourselves where we are. Manning is behind bars; Assange is in self-imposed confinement; WikiLeaks is reduced to the embarrassment of coughing out already available information; and the world has moved on.

GCHQ, the Guardian and British Political Culture: Lessons From the Snowden Leaks

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

owever powerful the pressure to conform, to take the cheque and keep quiet, there will always be those who, moved by injustice, will speak out. But it counts for little, unless we all speak out together.

Deric Lostutter: White Knight or Reckless Vigilante?

Katie Winrow | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Winrow

Many children dream of becoming a superhero, of righting wrongs and saving the world from injustice. Often, the superhero himself has suffered a difficult and painful childhood and wishes to protect others from a similar fate...

The Trouble With Being a Whistleblower...

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Victoria Sadler

To become a whistleblower is a tough decision to make. And no matter how much you rationalise what you are about to do, it's impossible to be completely prepared for the repercussions that come your way. Like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning I too am a whistleblower.

Saving Gary McKinnon: One Year on With Janis Sharp

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

October 16 2013 marked the one year anniversary of Theresa May's statement to the House of Commons confirming that the UK would not be extraditing Gary McKinnon on charges of hacking to the United States as "a decision to extradite would be incompatible with McKinnon's human rights." One year later and the woman who led that campaign for ten years - Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon's mother - is sat in front of me smiling a very broad smile. "It's relief, just relief."

Film Review: The Fifth Estate

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Fifth Estate should have been an exciting, dynamic dramatization of one of the most extraordinary series of events of our time. Instead it is a rather disappointing, at times boring, film which just makes you sad for what could have been.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Turning Up The Heat

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 10 October 2013... 1) TURNING UP THE HEAT Agree with it or not, it's difficult to deny that the ene...

Chelsea Manning 'Doing Well At Military Prison'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Chelsea Manning is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison and is pursuing her quest for hormone treatment, her lawyer has re...

The Necessity of State Secrecy in Combating Al-Qaeda

Robin Simcox | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

For better or worse, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have ignited a debate on state secrecy. The momentum within public sentiment presently seems to be that our governments have concealed too much, for too long.

Fox News Did WHAT During Chelsea Manning Segment?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Fox News, Rupert Murdoch’s Republican mouthpiece, has been criticised for a segment on Chelsea Manning, the US Army private sentenced to 35 years la...

Chelsea Manning, Transgender People and the Army

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Male-to-female transgender people may be seeking the most rugged, stereotypically male profession or job they can find. Driven by these psychological impulses, transgender people not only become career military officers, but experts report that they also frequently request the toughest most dangerous missions they can find, because of this deep need to exaggerate the hyper-masculine gender role...

Chelsea Manning's Transgender Dilemma in the US Military - A Secret That Needed to Be Told?

Anne Speckhard | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Anne Speckhard

Our military does not value the service of its transgender members enough to allow them to serve openly. And this causes a great deal of pain to those who having found their careers in the military as they must also hide their true identities while serving - as Chelsea Manning did... US transgender service members may be willing to take a bullet for their country - but the country is not willing to meet their medical needs.

Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Ben Affleck IS Batman. David Cameron IS injured. AND a fan of shooting. AND on holiday. Yes, it's all been happening this week... unless you're Da...

First They Came for the Whistleblowers, Then They Came for Journalists

Justin Schlosberg | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Justin Schlosberg

One thing has been made abundantly clear by events over the last week: the real threat to press freedom in Britain stems not from any statutory regulation of the press - against which editors have waged a sustained and indignant campaign over the last year. It stems rather from the application and abuse of existing legislation and norms.

Manning Should Never Have Been in the US Military's Crosshairs

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Chelsea Manning should have her crushing 35-year sentence commuted by President Obama to the three-and-a-quarter years she's already spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentence... What purpose is there in further punishing a woman who has, when all's said and done, helped publicise deeply troubling incidents.

Bradley Manning Becomes A Woman Called Chelsea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

US soldier Bradley Manning has become a woman called Chelsea. The 25-year-old, who has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified ...

Manning v Seymour Hersh and Lt William Calley

Peter Tatchell | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

Manning has been sentenced to 35 years jail for releasing to WikiLeaks classified documents that exposed US war crimes, lies and cover-ups, while the people who committed these criminal acts have never been prosecuted. What kind of justice system jails the person who reveals a crime, while allowing the crime perpetrators to walk away scot-free?

Bradley Manning Term 'A Tactical Victory'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Julian Assange has spoken out following the sentencing of Bradley Manning, the American army private who disclosed more than 700,000 confidential docu...

Uncle slams Bradley Manning jail sentence

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

The shell-shocked uncle of jailed US soldier Bradley Manning has insisted his nephew is a hero and should not have been locked up in the first place. ...

Bradley Manning Given Sentence Of 35 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

UPDATE: WikiLeaks have called Bradley Manning's sentence a "significant strategic victory", adding that he will be "elegible (sic) for release in less...