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Chelsea Manning Releases Podcast To Tell Her Story In Her Own Words

Posted 08:57 EST on February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2015

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

Actress Michelle Hendley portrays WikilLeaks whistleblower’s voice due to prison restrictions barring her from speaking directly to press

WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning has released a podcast where she tells her story in her own words.

The recording was produced in collaboration with Amnesty International and voiced by actress Michelle Hendley. Due to prison restrictions, Chelsea is barred from speaking to any members of the press directly, or being recorded during her incarceration, so actress Michelle Hendley (known for her performance in Boy Meets Girl) has lent her voice to Chelsea’s words for this episode of Amnesty’s series “In Their Own Words.”

Find the podcast here:  https://www.amnesty.org.uk/chelsea

See Chelsea’s tweet about it here: https://twitter.com/xychelsea/status/695553686261489664

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TPP Signing Today is Theater: Unpopular Deal Faces Fierce Opposition

Posted 14:06 EST on February 3, 2016

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February 3, 2016

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

Fight for the Future statement on signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which threatens Internet freedom, democracy, and free speech

Today, leaders from 12 countries will gather in New Zealand to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The act is largely ceremonial––before the deal can become law it must be ratified by each country’s legislature, including U.S. Congress where it faces fierce opposition from both left and right.

Protesters gathered in front of the White House today ahead of the signing with signs reading “TPP = Betrayal” and “TPP would kill the Internet.” See photos here. More protests are planned across the country tomorrow. See list of actions in 38 cities here.

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PHOTOS: Protest at White House today ahead of TPP signing

Posted 13:57 EST on February 3, 2016

A coalition of advocacy groups staged a protest outside the White House today, hours before President Obama and other world leaders are expected to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). See photos below, and a press release from the organizers below that.

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As top TPP negotiator resigns over bribery allegations, 10,000 people demand investigation, call on President Obama, other leaders, not to sign TPP on Feb 4

Posted 09:03 EST on January 29, 2016

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January 29, 2015

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

Scandal is latest blow to deeply controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Yesterday, a top Japanese official in charge of negotiating the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement resigned over serious allegations of bribery and corruption.

In a rapid response that unfolded overnight, more than 10,000 people signed a petition launched by Fight for the Future demanding an investigation into the bribery allegations and whether they affected the TPP, and called upon President Obama and other world leaders not to sign the agreement on February 4th amid such a scandal.

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President Obama barely mentions Trans-Pacific Partnership during State of the Union Address

Posted 11:20 EST on January 13, 2016

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January 13, 2016

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

Fight for the Future points to growing opposition to controversial trade deal

WASHINGTON, DC––Last night, during President Obama’s last State of the Union address, the Commander in Chief dedicated only 28 seconds to defending the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a massive deal between a dozen governments that the President has said is a top priority in 2016.

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