Representatives in the EU parliament from the Pirate Party of Sweden (Amelia Andersdotter and Christian Engström) as well as parliamentarians from the Pirate Party of Iceland (Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson and Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson) have conjointly nominated the American whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 900.000 Euro endowed Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually since 1901 on December […]
Today, 17 December 2013, Chelsea Manning is spending her birthday in prison, the first of a remaining thirty-five. In August this year, after three years of incarceration, she was sentenced to a prison sentence for 22 different charges, including aiding the enemy. Chelsea Manning won her fair share of unwanted fame in May 2010, when she was betrayed by confidant Adrian Lamo and arrested for […]
A national Pirate Party uploads a picture of a famous face alongside the text “We Are Chelsea Manning”. Immediately the comments start raining . Extremely few of them actually deal with what the woman on the picture has done for her country, for the world, for the Pirate movement, and for the very freedom of speech.