An Open Letter to Chelsea Manning: A Free Woman in An American Prison

Curtin, Edward

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  05/04/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23596

A message of courage and strength addressed to Chelsea Manning.




But in all the darkness, certain lonely voices of resistance have kept the lighted chain of faith alive. You stand in that line, a living embodiment of a faithful non-violent warrior. So does Julian.

I am writing this epistle to you on 4 April, the day in 1967 that our brother Dr. Martin Luther King stood tall in the pulpit of Riverside Church in New York City and followed his conscience by breaking with those who urged him to ignore the truth eating at his soul. The truth that he must not remain silent about the U.S. obscene war against Vietnam. "A time comes when silence is betrayal," he said.
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