Monthly Archives: January 2017

Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted, NLG responds

We were pleasantly surprised by President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence on January 17, just days before he left office. In a statement released to the press, NLG also noted that the sentence of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera was also commuted.

In the statement, MLTF Executive Director Kathleen Gilberd was quoted:

While Chelsea’s freedom is long-overdue, we are gratified that she has been afforded some measure of delayed justice. There is no doubt that the tremendous outpouring of public support and organizing for commuting the sentence contributed to this outcome. Still, we remain critical of a government that seems more intent on prosecuting those who expose war crimes than those who commit them.

Fall 2016 issue of On Watch now online

The Fall 2016 issue of On Watch (PDF) is now available for the general public.

Contents:

  • New Military Transgender Policy
  • 2016 NLG Convention Report
  • GI Rights Network Conference 2016
  • Chelsea Manning Update
  • Announcements