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May 19 2017

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CHELSEA MANNING RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 7 YEARS

On Wednesday, May 17, whistleblower and political prisoner Chelsea Manning finally breathed freely after her 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama days before he left office. Manning has been actively posting images of what freedom looks like on social media including her first steps of freedom, her first slice of pizza, glass of champagne, and even her new look.

Manning, who came out as transgender while in prison, became a pet cause for progressive activists for her courageous action of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified “war logs” from Iraq and Afghanistan to Wikileaks, and the torture she endured after her arrest.

Now, even though she is free, she will continue to appeal her Espionage Act conviction. For more info see this LINK, this LINK, this LINK, and this LINK. Chelsea Manning- ‏@xychelsea #chelseaisfree

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