Chelsea Evening



Last night.

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Human rights activists and TDs, including Mick Wallace and Catherine Murphy wishing Chelsea Manning a happy 28th birthday.

Ms Manning is a transgender women who was a soldier convicted in July 2013 of violations of the espionage act and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Happy Birthday Chelsea: An Icon of Bravery And Integrity (Clare Daly)

(Sam Boal/Rollingnews)

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19 thoughts on “Chelsea Evening

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Traitor to what… the corporations that run America?

      Better a hero of moral conscience and humanity than a cog in America’s corporate kill machine.

      Fair play and all to Chelsea!

      1. Bob

        Well a traitor to her nation by the definition of the term traitor. She committed treason. She did it for the right reasons and I personally think she should be set free, but she still committed treason.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          Nah…. those that wrote the proclamation for America’s independence can be found to have said that the people of America should ward off the incursions of the banking system and the arms industry behind the scenes in the running America.

          Banks, oil and the arms industry run America. That’s who Manning blew the whistle on.

          And so considering how the founders viewed things, I’m sure they’d praise him for it… and so, IMO and that of many others, he ain’t no traitor.

          My tuppence.

          1. ahjayzis

            I’m super sensitive to it. I mistook a trans woman for a drag queen before and asked her what time she was on at. Still cringe thinking about it.


    2. phil

      A relax would you, I certainly admire people who make extremely difficult decisions/choices of conscience , no matter how misguided they are …

    3. Formerly known as

      You can argue about being a traitor to the USA, but definitely a friend of freedom for the rest of us.

    1. f_lawless

      I know, right?! No doubt you wouldn’t catch most of that shower in the Oireachtas ever making a stand with the “plebs”! Probably sipping on their subsidised xmas drinks at the Dail bar.

  1. Mayor Quimby

    surprised Mick Wallace was able to attend – did he have no terrorism trial in the SCC to attend?

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