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Chelsea E. Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning) is a U.S. Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of several violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing to WikiLeaks the largest set of classified U.S. documents ever leaked to the public. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged. For Democracy Now! coverage of the trial and leaked documents, visit our archive.

  • End-of-year
    Today we look back at 2013. It was a historic year. Edward Snowden exposed how the National Security Agency had built a worldwide surveillance apparatus, while Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking U.S. secret documents to WikiLeaks. Pope Francis urged the world to address economic inequality, warning about the tyranny of unfettered capitalism. Tens of thousands were killed in Syria, with many more displaced. The...
    January 01, 2014 | Story
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    One day after a military judge handed down a 35-year sentence for leaking classified U.S. files to WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning announced a gender transition to female under the name Chelsea Manning. "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me," Manning said. "I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as...
    August 23, 2013 | Story