Join us to mark the day the U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning walks free from military prison. Speakers from Veterans for Peace and others as well as poets and performance. Wine, soft drinks and snacks provided.
at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX
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Chelsea Manning is a whistleblower who was working for the US military as a data analyst during the US-led coalition war in Afghanistan. She is currently serving a 35-year sentence in military prison for leaking classified US government documents to the Wikileaks website, and revealing to the public that the US army, the CIA and Iraqi and Afghan forces committed human rights violations.
Chelsea has always claimed that she released information in the public interest. The crimes she exposed have never been investigated.
In one of his final acts before leaving office, US President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence; the 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17th May, instead of her scheduled 2045 release.