Chelsea Manning on the short list for commutation: call the White House at 202-456-1111 to help her!

Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "Whoah. This is huge news. NBC is reporting that Chelsea Manning is on President Obama's "short-list" for commutation. It even appears that the DOJ has recommended that she be released. Chelsea has suffered immensely at the hands of the U.S. government, all for doing what she thought was right and trying to help people. I hope everyone will drop what they are doing today to call the White House at 202-456-1111 and tell President Obama go do the right thing and reduce Chelsea's sentence to time served. Read a statement from Chelsea's attorney and Fight for the Future here."

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  1. Given that Snowden is about to become a political bargaining chip if he remains in Russia, I sure as hell hope he's somewhere on that list.

  2. I just tried calling the comments line and received a message that the line is currently closed. You can still send comments through the White House website, however.

  3. Are there any plans to get her out of the US if she gets released? I'm worried she will be killed by some self proclaimed "patriot" if she remains.

    She should be allowed into the UK as she is half Welsh. It's not ideal I know, but it should be safer for her here.

  4. Sludge says:

    Worth calling for clemency for First Nations activist Leonard Peltier as well.

  5. LDoBe says:

    Fuck I mixed it up with 212. Only one order of magnitude off, very precise by theoretical physics standards!

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