Ten years after the US military verdict against Chelsea Manning

August 4, 2023

...The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which pushed for greater transparency in the court-martial, condemned the verdict. “The Espionage Act itself is a discredited relic of the WWI era, created as a tool to suppress political dissent and antiwar activism, and it is outrageous that the government chose to invoke it in the first place against Manning. Government employees who blow the whistle on war crimes, other abuses, and government incompetence should be protected under the First Amendment.” ...

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