Chelsea Manning was recently jailed for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation against Julian Assange. Her refusal is an act of resistance against the abusive use of grand juries and prosecutorial intimidation.
Lida Maxwell is associate professor of political science and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Boston University. She is the author of Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes and https://global.oup.com/academic/product/insurgent-truth-9780190920029?cc=us&lang=en&">Insurgent Truth: Chelsea Manning and the Politics of Outsider Truth-Telling
Chelsea Manning told the truth both about government abuse and gender oppression. The Left should stand with her.