Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 4 Share on Facebook 5 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend 2 (12 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   12 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Let's be very careful about who we call "traitor". Edward Snowden is one of us.

      (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 10   Well Said 8   Supported 8  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H1 6/22/13

Author 56940
Become a Fan
  (25 fans)
- Advertisement -

From http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_cropped_%28Norway%2C_March_2010%29.jpg
by Wikipedia

It has now been a year since I entered this embassy and sought refuge from persecution.

As a result of that decision, I have been able to work in relative safety from a US espionage investigation.

But today, Edward Snowden's ordeal is just beginning.

Two dangerous runaway processes have taken root in the last decade, with fatal consequences for democracy.

Government secrecy has been expanding on a terrific scale.

Simultaneously, human privacy has been secretly eradicated.

A few weeks ago, Edward Snowden blew the whistle on an ongoing program -- involving the Obama administration, the intelligence community and the internet services giants -- to spy on everyone in the world.

- Advertisement -

As if by clockwork, he has been charged with espionage by the Obama administration.

The US government is spying on each and every one of us, but it is Edward Snowden who is charged with espionage for tipping us off.

It is getting to the point where the mark of international distinction and service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Prize, but an espionage indictment from the US Department of Justice.

Edward Snowden is the eighth leaker to be charged with espionage under this president.

Bradley Manning's show trial enters its fourth week on Monday.

- Advertisement -

After a litany of wrongs done to him, the US government is trying to convict him of "aiding the enemy."

The word "traitor" has been thrown around a lot in recent days.

But who is really the traitor here?

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

http://wikileaks.ch/

OpEdNews.com is posting for Julian Assange for the foreseeable future.

Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website. He grew up in a Queensland country town where people spoke their minds bluntly and (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -
Google Content Matches:

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Full Video and Full Transcript of Julian Assange August 19th 2012 Speech Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy

Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time

Let's be very careful about who we call "traitor". Edward Snowden is one of us.

Assange: How "The Guardian" Milked Edward Snowden's Story

The Banality of "Don't Be Evil"

Julian Assange Addresses UN General Assembly (video)