Chelsea will walk free!
It is with tears of joy that we announce that our Trans sister and whistleblower hero Chelsea Manning will be freed by May 2017. We’re awaiting more news but I assume we can take this Guardian story as confirmation: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/17/chelsea-manning-sentence-commuted-barack-obama
We cannot emphasise the happiness and hope this news has brought to our community. This is a time for us to reflect on all the other LGBT+ comrades who remain in prisons around the world. We welcome Chelsea back into the community and emphasise how much her words of encouragement and support have given us all during her incarceration and will NOT forget the sacrifices she made for the freedom and progress of humanity for standing up against sick injustice. Let us hope one day that we see the end of ALL war and ALL systems of incarceration. For now we celebrate!
For more on Chelsea’s story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Manning