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Chelsea Manning released as 2nd grand jury disbands

Chelsea Manning has just been released from jail after defeating the second grand jury to attempt to question her. Any attempt to subpeona her to a 3ed grand jury will now run afound of coronavirus restrictions on court activities. Oddly, this release cooincides with a suicide attempt and a Federal judge had to order her release, raising questions about whether the Feds intended to keep her locked up unlawfully after the grand jury expired

Extreme right attempts, fails to hijack Richmond gun rally

On the 20th of January, tens of thousands of gun owners gathered near the VA state Capitol to lobby against proposed new gun laws, some warned while wearing rifles that gun confiscation would be resisted by force. While tens of thousands protested the proposed gun laws, extreme-right groups from Trump campaigners to neo-Nazis and a few Confederate flag wavers tried and failed to overshadow or take over the rally.

Video: fascists including Jovi Val make fools of themselves at the Richmond gun rally 2 min 19 sec

The man here with the rifle gave an interview about possible civil war in the US to a number of media outlets.

Video: Grand Jury resisters Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond get New Year's Eve solidarity protest at Alexandria jail

On New Year's Eve 2019-2020, supporters of imprisoned grand jury resistors Jeremy Hammond and Chelsea Manning protested outside the Alexandria Detention Center. It has been confirmed that the noisemakers were heard and the protest seen from the inside. Protesters deployed fireworks, flares, and a laser in addition to noisemakers.

Video: protesters deploy flares, fireworks at Alexandria Detention Center 1 min 50 sec

Protesters deploy flares in solidarity with Jeremy Hammond and Chelsea Manning

ICE agents spotted "canvassing" Van Dorn and Sanger neighborhood

On the 15th of July, ICE (Trump's racial purity police) were seen "canvassing" the area of Van Dorn and Sanger in Alexandria, VA. They may have captured one person but disappeared no more than an hour after their presence was publicized on social media. Surely they had many more targets, but may have been scared away by potential community response once their presence was publicized.

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Clarendon Cup bicycle race brings pro bike racers to Arlington

HD Video-highlights of the race and how it was won 5 min 34 sec

The Clarendon Cup has been run in Clarendon, VA since 1999. These racers showcase what is really possible on a bicycle, riding 100 laps in the space of two hours at high speed. This is what is known as a "Criterium" as it is a small, tight course. This particular race is seemingly always won by a breakaway that laps the field, and 2019 was no exception.

Chelsea Manning sent back to jail after resisting second grand jury

On the 16th of May, Chelsea Manning was sent back to jail after refusing to testify before a second Federal grand jury asking the same questions as the first grand jury whose term ran out the previous week. She had only been free a week after two months in the hands of Virginia's jailors.

HD Video-Chelsea Manning speaks outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. District Courthouse before being jailed again 4 min 40 sec

Chelsea Manning speaks in front of the Federal Hall of Injustice in Alexandria, VA

Chelsea Manning released, but maybe for only a week

On the 9th of May, grand jury resistor Chelsea Manning was released from jail as the grand jury investigating Julian Assange had ended its term. She has already received a new subpeona (for a new grand jury) for the 16th of May and is expected to be going back to jail at that time, as she has sworn never to cooperate with any grand jury.

Chelsea still in jail after 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reject appeal and rejects bail

On the 22nd of April, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Chelsea Manning's appeal and denied bail, keeping her in jail where she has been since the 9th of March for defying a grand jury's subpeona to snitch on (presumably) Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Of course, a "Grumbles" motion can be tried again at any time, since the root of it is to show that no amount of confinement can get the target to testify, making confinement punitive rather than probative and thus illegal for civil contempt. Only the U$ and Liberia still use grand juries at all.

Chelsea Manning's lawyers file "grumbles motion" for release

Grand jury resistor Chelsea Manning is being held in solitary confinement for refusing to testify to a grand jury presumably investigating Assange and Wikileaks. On Monday, April 1, her attorneys filed what is known as a "grumbles" motion for her release. This is a motion to show that no amount of incarceration can induce the defendent to testify. Since grand jury holds are required to be "probative" and not "punitive," if the judge agrees Chelsea will never talk, he has to release her.

Chelsea Manning being held in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

Update April 4: Cheslea FINALLY out of solitary, "released" into general population at Trusdale Detention Center. Keep the pressure on, let's get her released from jail entirely!

URGENT: On March 23, ChelseaResists! reported that Chelsea Manning (jailed for resisting a grand jury that appears to be investigation Assange and Wikileaks) has been held in "Administrative Segregation" or solitary confinemnt since she arrived at the William G Trusdale Adult Detention Center on March 8. She is held in her cell 22 hours a day, no doubt to increase the pressure on her to submit to the grand jury and throw her comrades under the bus. Chelsea has sworn not to cooperate no matter how much damage she gets from this abuse.

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