Friday, March 27, 2015


Free Chelsea Manning Now!


PBS features Chelsea Manning art exhibit

March 24, 2015 by the Chelsea Manning Support Network
STATE OF THE ARTS, a program on the public broadcasting station NJTV, featured an exhibition of Chelsea Manning art on display until July 30, 2015 at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey (see below). The exhibition features the artwork from Clark Stoeckley’s graphic novel, The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning.
Drawing and writing in real time from inside the courtroom, artist and WikiLeaks activist Clark Stoeckley documents the court-martial of Chelsea Manning in The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning. Stoeckley’s sketches from inside the court and beyond are paired together with carefully selected transcripts of the proceedings and trace the arguments as they move back and forth between the defense and the prosecution.
In his STATE OF THE ARTS appearance, Stoeckley comments on the lack of media presence that inspired him to document the trial:
“This was the first time anyone going to a journalistic organization was being charged with aiding the enemy, and it was one of the few times anyone was charged with espionage for going to a journalistic organization. But, when it came to covering the trial, the mainstream media just fell flat… The courtroom sketch artist was not regularly attending. I felt something needed to change that.  That there needed to be images coming out everyday of the proceedings.”
Stoeckley’s work will be on display in the Criminal Justice Gallery of Rutgers University until July 30, 2015, and copies of The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning are available for purchase here.
Clark Stoeckley, The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning on STATE OF THE ARTS:



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