The Scrapbook was a bit taken aback to read a recent AP news report that began “Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning . . . ” It was announced two weeks ago that Bradley Manning, recently sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for espionage and theft of classified documents, wanted a sex change and henceforth to be addressed as Chelsea. Still, it was jarring to see the nation’s biggest news organizations—including the AP, New York Times, and Washington Post—snap to attention and comply with Manning’s request, no doubt baffling more than a few readers.Read more
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the Associated Press reports. Manning is most famous for allegedly leaking troves of classified documents, including State Department cables and Military files, to WikiLeaks. He was arraigned last week in Ft. Meade, Maryland and is being charged with "engineering the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history."Read more
The Bradley Manning Support Network announced today that PayPal has closed the account of a group, Courage to Resist, that the network is working with to raise funds for the U.S. Army soldier alleged to have delivered classified cables and other secret government documents to WikiLeaks. The website that facilitates online payments will no longer let Courage to Resist use its services.Read more
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