Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Objects to Selective Use of Her Words

Originally posted on Moira Meltzer-Cohen, Attorney at Law:
Note: The Washington Post refused to publish the following article to correct their records “Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says the DOJ ‘bent over backwards’ to accommodate her medical needs.” I never expected to make headlines for the Washington Post, but I ought to have guessed that if I did, it…

Working back from these notes, could you grok the story?

Here’s the current endnotes from the Vietnam chapter — including interviews with folks who have since died. Wondering if they make a narrative of themselves. Alexa Gagosz, “MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, Vietnam resistors tell their stories.” Suffolk Journal, April 15, 2010. United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965) Lawrence Baskir and William Strauss,   ChanceContinue reading “Working back from these notes, could you grok the story?”

A Story and a Book

Originally posted on The War Resisters League Blog:
by Matt Meyer [This article was originally published on ‘New Clear Vision‘ on February 15th, 2012.] On the Nature of Violence and Nonviolence Amidst a bombardment of Black Bloc commentary, questions about the militarized nature of tear-gas toting police, and the ever-frustrating all-too-abstract dialogues about the meanings…

Are lefty milpods the next whistleblowers, or “fortresses on a hill?”

(Photo, via Library of Congress; Some is of the “newsies,” the children peddling newspapers around city streets, when people still paid some money for words on paper.) Maybe both. As I write this I’m listening to Eyes Left, which explicitly IDs as a “Socialist Military Podcast.” Last night, I was catching up with Lions Led byContinue reading “Are lefty milpods the next whistleblowers, or “fortresses on a hill?””

The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism

Originally posted on Matthew Hoh:
This past weekend I spoke as part of the Poor People’s Campaign event: The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism. Reverend William Barber was, of course, the main speaker, and if you are uncertain as to how war and militarism play a role in the demands of…

Monday morning Winner whispers: a looooong road to #Justice4Reality?

I’ve spent the week waiting for a ruling on the Miranda issue raised in that February hearing, but Reality Winner’s counsel has not been. On Good Friday, the same day all counsel met for a status conference call, the defense gave notice that they intend to subpoena basically everyone with jurisdiction over U.S. cybersecurity orContinue reading “Monday morning Winner whispers: a looooong road to #Justice4Reality?”

My letter to Reality

It appears that I won’t get that phone interview with the main character in my upcoming story. In my effort to do so, I sent the following letter, with a SASE, to the place where she’s being detained. Posting it below, and hoping she still appreciated hearing from me. Reality Winner, 3342, Lincoln County JailContinue reading “My letter to Reality”

Why We Should All Look Closer At Whistle Blower, Reality Winner’s Case

Originally posted on Lippy Libby's Blog:
With today’s hustle & bustle of our busy lives, many people don’t take the time, or don’t have the time, to really look into things that don’t directly effect them. Because of that, many people scan the newspaper in the morning, getting the gist of what’s going on,…