Date(s) - Dec Sat 17 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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As part of an International Day of Action to support Chelsea Manning we are gathering at Omni Commons to honor and celebrate her contributions to the world.
Contact us at: 415 279-6728 if you want to be in the planning group.
Chelsea Manning will be 29 years old on this December 17th. She is the trans woman, ex-military analyst, who leaked hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing the truth about US, UK and other governments’ war crimes and corruption in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinian Authority, Peru, Venezuela . . . .
CHELSEA NEEDS OUR SUPPORT URGENTLY! She has twice tried to commit suicide in prison, the second time after being thrown into solitary confinement for her first suicide attempt. One of her lawyers, Chase Strangio said: “She has repeatedly been punished for trying to survive and now is being repeatedly punished for trying to die.” September 2016: after a 5-day hunger strike, the Army agreed to provide the gender reassignment surgery she is entitled to, a decision that may benefit a great number of trans prisoners.
We must send a strong message to the US military and Obama that their torture of Chelsea must stop. We must get her out!
Chelsea is now appealing to Obama “to commute her sentence to time served”. Sign the petition, read Chelsea’s moving statement and the letters of support from Daniel Ellsberg, Glen Greenwald and David Morris. www.refusingtokill.net or chelseamanning.org. The international call is a joint initiative of Queer Strike & Payday Men’s network.