VARIOUS ARTISTS – ” Hugs For Chelsea “

Posted: May 17, 2017 in MUSIC
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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is scheduled for release from prison today May 17th, after her 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks was commuted by President Barack Obama before the end of his term. When news of Manning’s release was made public, various artists took to the internet to celebrate the decision. Now, a new compilation has been assembled to benefit Manning as she leaves prison and re-enters the free world. “Hugs For Chelsea” features songs from Thurston Moore, Against Me!, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Downtown Boys, Priests, and more,

The compilation is set to feature unreleased music by Ted Leo and Screaming Females as well.

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Below, find a video of Michael Stipe showing his support for Manning and the compilation. Check out the full tracklist and buy it here.

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