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Monday, November 28, 2016
Supporters rally for Chelsea outside Ft. Leavenworth military prison-President Obama Pardon Chelsea Now!
Supporters rally for Chelsea outside Ft. Leavenworth military prison
Chelsea Manning Support Network November 20, 2016
More the the 60 persons came on short notice to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to rally for Chelsea Manning, on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Photos and reports by Chelsea Manning Support Network Advisory Board member US Army Col. Ann Wright (retired).
Peaceworks Kansas City peace activist and attorney Henry Stoever as the MC for our vigil for Chelsea Manning.
More the the 60 persons who came on short notice to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for the vigil for Chelsea Manning.
New banner for Clemency for Chelsea Manning at the vigil at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on November 20, 2016. From left to right, Ian, Chase Strangio, attorney and friend of Chelsea’s, Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, a former US Army doctor who refused to go to Gulf War I, was court-martialed and sentenced to 30 months in prison, of which she spent 8 months in Leavenworth, Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel (29 years in Army and Army Reserve and former US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to Bush’s war on Iraq, and Ron Faust, retired minister, with suspended sentence for challenging US assassin drone program at Whiteman Air Force Base and Poet.
Caroline Gibbs of Transgender Institute (transinstitute.org) and transgender woman who had been in Kansas prison speak to Chelsea Manning vigil at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.