Chelsea Manning’s torment at the hands of the state continues.
She has already attempted suicide and was punished by being placed in solitary confinement. Shortly after launching a hunger strike to protest prison conditions and the denial of gender confirmation surgery, Manning appeared to go “missing.” According to members of the Manning Support Network, Chelsea Manning missed numerous scheduled phone calls, prompting serious concern. Those concerns were thankfully alleviated when the Manning Support Network recently received a phone call from Manning.
What is happening to the military whistleblower can be seen in the examples of Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, William Binney, John Kiriakou, Jeffrey Sterling, and numerous others. The state is launching both a covert and public campaign to execute the human conscience. Whistleblowing and other acts of flexing the human conscience will invite an onslaught by the state.