Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Tuesday came to the defense of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents, saying that she is being “tortured for whistleblowing.”
Chelsea Manning tweeted Monday that she previously “took up an opportunity” to gather intelligence on fascists and the so-called alt-right without elaborating further, adding that she is running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland because the “world should be better for everyone.”
Prominent anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour on Saturday publicly endorsed convicted military leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning for her Senate bid in Maryland, calling out potential critics as hypocrites.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday.
Foreign Policy placed Chelsea Manning on the publication’s list of 2017’s top “Global reThinkers,” declaring her a “living symbol” for whistleblower protection and transgender rights.
Former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning complained on Twitter Monday that she had been banned from entering Canada as a result of her conviction of espionage.
Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell resigned his non-resident Senior Fellow position at Harvard on Thursday in protest of convicted military leaker Chelsea Manning joining the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has named convicted felon and transgender activist Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at its Institute of Politics for the 2017-18 academic year.