News Release

Manning Sentenced Today


The sentence for Bradley Manning is expected to be delivered beginning at 10:00 a.m. today. The following individuals have been closely following the Manning case:

RAINEY REITMAN,, @RaineyReitman
Reitman recently wrote “Bradley Manning Did Not Hurt the United States.” She serves as director of the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

KEVIN GOSZTOLA,, @kgosztola
Gosztola is a civil liberties blogger at Firedoglake, and is one of only a handful of journalists covering the Manning trial on a daily basis. His recent pieces include “Brief Thoughts on the Experience of Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial” and “Jeffrey Toobin Preaches on Sanctity of Government Secrets Despite Once Stealing Classified Documents.”

NORMAN SOLOMON, solomonprogressive at
USA Today recently published “Manning Deserves Nobel Peace Prize” by Solomon. He delivered a petition to the Nobel Committee of 100,000 people urging that Manning receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Solomon is founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of

CLAIRE LEBOWITZ, clairelebowitz at
Lebowitz wrote “Bradass87,” a new play about Bradley Manning.

BOB HARMON, bobnbob at
Former chair of the Marin, California ACLU, Harmon has followed the trial and written on matters of military law and is a retired U.S. army reserve officer.

NATHAN FULLER, nathanlfuller at, @nathanLfuller, @SaveBradley
Also via Emma Cape, emma at
Fuller is with the Bradley Manning Support Network and has been blogging every day of the trial. The group sent out an advisory noting that “David Coombs, lead attorney for WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning, will give a statement and answer questions from the press, three hours after military judge Colonel Denise Lind delivers Manning’s sentence. Today, Judge Lind announced that she would deliver her sentence at 10:00 a.m. so the press conference will start at approximately 1:30 p.m.” Coombs is expected to announce