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Celebrate Chelsea Manning’s Liberation…Join the Celebration in Philadelphia

May 17 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Celebrate Chelsea Manning’s Liberation

After Seven Years Behind Bars Her Release Set For May 17.

Join the Celebration in Philadelphia
Wed., May 17, 4:30 to 6:30 PM, 15th & JFK Blvd.
(Across from NW corner of City Hall, Speakout begins at 5:30p.m.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Manning

Celebrate with people around the world, and in Philadelphia,On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Chelsea will come out of prison after seven years.

Her 35-year sentence was commuted by Barack Obama. A victory for Chelsea, of course, but also for all of us around the world who supported her and benefited from: Her courageous whistle-blowing,
The international womens and LGPTQ movements,
The anti-war and anti-racist movements,
The movements of whistle-blowers, war veterans, refuseniks and everyone who stands for justice.

Payday www.refusingtokill.net  US: 215 848 1120 UK: +44 (0)20 7267 8698

Queer Strike US: 415 626 4114 UK: +44 (0) 20 7482 2496

Defend all whistle-blowers

This celebration is also an occasion to defend the thousands of whistle-blowers who are persecuted for disclosing abuse and corruption in every institution. Wikileaks, who made public Chelsea’s disclosures, is now in greater danger after the US attorney general declared the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a “priority”, at a time when Trump has made torture “legal*.

*According to Jean Ziegler from the Consultative Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, ‘Trump has ratified the 2002 Bush’s executive order legalising torture’ against ‘terror suspects’. See video (at 1h 5m)

In February, Chelsea wrote an extraordinary article thanking her fellow prisoners (below).
· So tweet her (@xychelsea), send her a card or a photo to give her strength in these last days of her imprisonment. We must remain vigilant against any further persecution.
· Send money to the Go home fund to help Chelsea reconstruct her life when she goes home.

Phila. Celebration on May 17 Called by Payday men’s network with Brandywine Peace Community, Delaware Valley Veterans for America, Global Women’s Strike (GWS) and Women of Color in the GWS, Veterans for Peace Chapter 31.

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Eric Gjertsen
Phone:
215-848-1120
Email:
payday@paydaynet.org
Website:
www.refusingtokill.net

Venue

SEPTA entrance
15th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, 19102 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
484-574-1148
Website:
www.brandywinepeace.com