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Chelsea Manning supporters gather in Oklahoma hometown to celebrate her 27th birthday and demand release from prison

NEWS RELEASE On Wednesday, December 17, for the second year, supporters of Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) will celebrate the Oklahoma-born whistleblower’s birthday in her hometown of Crescent, which is about 40 miles north of OKC. The event is hosted by last year’s sponsor, the Center for Conscience in Action (CCA), now joined by local…

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CCA to Present 2014 Awards for Courageous Peacemaking

Recipients: Sadie Mast, Chelsea Manning, and Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance The Center for Conscience in Action, along with local friends and supporters, will honor Oklahoma peacemakers in a program on Sunday, October 26 in Oklahoma City. This is the fourth year that CCA (formerly the Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research) has recognized…

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David Rovics concert Nov. 14 to benefit Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

David Rovics in Concert in OKC!  Nov. 14 Internationally renowned singer songwriter chronicling people’s movements around the world and inspiring its activists through his music. Visit davidrovics.com to download and learn more. Fundraiser to benefit GREAT PLAINS TAR SANDS RESISTANCE and their efforts to stop Keystone XL pipeline and expansion of tar sands infrastructure. Visit…

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Supporters vigil in Crescent to protest Manning sentence

Thirteen Oklahoma residents, from Tulsa, Stillwater and Oklahoma City, gathered in Crescent for a candlelight vigil on the evening after the sentence for the Wikileaks whistleblower was announced. OCC statement on sentence.   On his personal blog, OCC Legal Director James M. Branum reflects on the Manning case, his work representing war resisters, as well…