Harassing and Intimidating Chelsea Manning

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Harassing and Intimidating Chelsea Manning

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Heroic whistleblower Chelsea Manning was brutally and illegally punished for exposing US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq – performing an important public service, deserving universal praise. 

She took great personal risks to reveal vital truths everyone has a right to know. During her politicized military and civil confinement, she withstood the brutality of a vicious rogue state, an increasingly totalitarian one, masquerading as democratic – in name only, never the real thing.

She survived her ordeal standing tall, her unjust politicize 35-year prison sentence commuted by Obama at the 11th hour before leaving office. He should have exonerated her straightaway, honoring her as a national hero.

Last fall, she compared life in the US surveillance police state to being imprisoned, saying:

"I am constantly bombarded by reminders
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