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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 12:17 PM

Chelsea Manning's uncompromising fight

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From 2007 to 2009, Manning, an intelligence analyst for the U.S. military, had access to tens of thousands of documents that detailed the nature of the U.S. wars of occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq. As she trawled through video, statistics and data, she had a revelation:
Once you come to realize that the coordinates in these records represent real places, that the dates are our recent history and that the numbers represent actual human lives--with all of the love, hope, dreams, hate, fear and nightmares with which we all live--then you cannot help but be reminded just how important it is for us to understand and, hopefully, prevent such tragedies in the future.

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 12:21 PM

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Furthermore, she began to understand the impunity with which the U.S. military operated. War crimes were committed and systematically covered up with lies and deception. For Manning, it was too much. Her conscience would not allow compliance. She decided to act.

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