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Chelsea Manning. A call for her release will be made in London on 17 December.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Martin Pengelly’s article (8 December) on the denial of Chelsea Manning’s transgender rights rightly argues that it has become a “cause celebre for transgender rights in the military and even worldwide”. Chelsea has become one of the world’s best-known whistleblowers.

Not only the LGBTQ movement but also the anti-war, anti-racist, anti-rape and anti-zionist movements have organised actions in 11 cities so far – from Berlin to Vancouver, San Francisco and Istanbul – to mark Chelsea’s birthday on 17 December.

Since we have all benefited from her whistleblowing, we have a responsibility to get her out.

In London, we will stand at St Martin-in-the-Fields, 2.30 - 4pm to back her transgender rights and demand her release. All are welcome.

Didi Rossi Queer Strike
Ben Martin Payday Men’s Network

International events on and around 17 December 2014 


Wed 17 Dec, 7pm Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning in Coop Anti War cafe Berlin


Fri 19 Dec – PARTY, SchuwZ Club


Boston Chelsea Manning Support Committee, Veterans for Peace, Committee for Peace and Human Rights

Sat 20 Dec, 1-2 pm – VIGIL, Park Street Station entrance on Boston Common


Gay Liberation Network

Sat 20 Dec, 3 pm LETTERS WRITING Chelsea Manning birthday and holiday greeting cards. Meet in the lobby / lounge of the Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street.


Wed 17 Dec, 4pm-2am – PARTY Raise a toast to Chelsea! JURNAL Mis sok. 17/A Beyoglu, Istanbul


Payday men's Network, Queer Strike

Wed 17 Dec, 2.30-4pm – VIGIL on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Sq 


Solidarity Collective

Wed 17 Dec, 4.30-6pm – NOISE DEMO for whistleblowers and against torture, US embassy


Global Women's Strike and Payday men's network

Thu 18 Dec - 5pm – CANDLELIGHT VIGIL,  at 16th and Arch St. (outside Department of Human Services) 


US Citizens for Peace and Justice

Thur 18 Dec - BIRTHDAY PIZZA PARTY, contact us for details

San Francisco

Queer Strike

Wed 17 Dec, 5pm TABLING/SPEAKOUT,  Harvey Milk Plaza (Market & Castro St) 


Mobilization Against War & Occupation

Sat 13 Dec, 7pm – FILM & CULTURAL NIGHT,   Joe's Cafe (In large North Hall), 1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St.


L’Associazione “È’ solo l’inizio...”

Mon 15 Dec, alle ore 18.00 – CELEBRATION Wine and panettone (Ombre e panettone),  Circolo Culturale Paolo Peroni (S.Margherita di fronte alla farmacia)

Washington, DC
Amnesty International, Black and Pink, and Casa Ruby

TUE 16 Dec, 6-8pm, WRITING OF birthday cards to Chelsea and letters to the US government asking for her immediate release. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW


 If you organise an event, let us know and we will publicise it.

Chelsea Manning is 27 years old on this day.  Formerly known as Bradley, she is our transgender whistleblower heroine, US soldier, Grand Marshal at San Francisco Pride 2014, who revealed US, UK and other governments’ war crimes and corruption.  She leaked hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing the truth and therefore saving many lives.  Imprisoned in 2010 and held for months under torturous conditions, she was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013.

If this stands, she’ll be out in 2045.

We cannot let this happen – we have to get her out!


Thanks to Chelsea's whistleblowing, we the public now know about:

The collateral murder video of a US helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians ● the cover-up of rape in Iraq & Afghanistan ● the secret use of drones for extra-judicial killing ● US dirty tricks in Haiti, Venezuela, Peru & elsewhere ● Egyptian and Palestinian Authority collusion with Israel’s bombing of Gaza . . .



For more info: Chelsea Manning Support Network

Payday men's network  www.refusingtokill.net

US: 215 848 1120 UK: 020 7267 8698

Queer Strike
US: 415-626 4114  UK: 020 7482 2496