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Nobody wants to be Chelsea Manning: Crime, punishment and the security state.


You can't change the fact of somebody having a conscience when they believe what is happening is wrong. Throughout history, even in the worst circumstances, people whose consciences tell them 'this is wrong' always find ways to get the truth out to people.

Journalist Kevin Gosztola counters the sadistic reactions of the political and media establishment to the commutation of Chelsea Manning's prison sentence, and discusses the Manning case in the context of Obama-era state secrecy - from the double standards of leaked intelligence to the future of leakers under the Trump administration.

Kevin wrote the recent articles On Chelsea Manning's Freedom and Enraged Political Establishment Would Have Been Okay With Chelsea Manning Dying In Prison at Shadowproof.

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Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is a journalist, co-founder and managing editor of Shadowproof and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure.


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