Inside The Assassination Complex
Unrestrained power may be many things, but it's not American. It is in this sense that the act of whistleblowing increasingly has become an act of political resistance. The whistleblower raises the alarm and lifts the lamp, inheriting the legacy of a line of Americans that begins with Paul Revere. In the final calculus there is but one figure that matters: the individual citizen. There are more of us than there are of them.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014(1 comments)
Efficiency no justification for criminal activity -- Snowden on CIA torture report
Snowden said he feels very secure in Moscow and even takes the metro "like everybody else." However, he wants to go home. "I would love to go back to the US," Snowden stated, adding that Western Europe could also be good. In Russia, he received a three-year residence permit in August 2014. Snowden faces conviction and imprisonment in the US should he choose to return.
Vladimir Putin Must Be Called to Account on Surveillance Just Like Obama
I blew the whistle on the NSA's surveillance practices not because I believed that the United States was uniquely at fault, but because I believe that mass surveillance of innocents -- the construction of enormous, state-run surveillance time machines that can turn back the clock on the most intimate details of our lives -- is a threat to all people, everywhere, no matter who runs them.
Saturday, March 8, 2014(3 comments)
What Europe Should Know about US Mass Surveillance
We live in a global, interconnected world where, when national laws fail, international laws provide for another level of accountability and the asylum process provides a means of due process for individuals who might otherwise be wrongly deprived of it. Polling of public opinion in Europe indicates I am not alone in hoping to see EU governments agree that blowing the whistle on serious wrongdoing should be a protected act.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview
German Television Channel NDR does an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden. However, it was uploaded on LiveLeak because, evidently LiveLeak believes the German Television thinks the rest of the world isn't interested in Edward Snowden.
Friday, July 12, 2013(14 comments)
Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport
dward Joseph Snowden delivered a statement to human rights organizations and individuals at Sheremetyevo airport at 5pm Moscow time today, Friday 12th July. The meeting lasted 45 minutes. The human rights organizations included Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and were given the opportunity afterwards to ask Mr Snowden questions.
Monday, July 1, 2013(4 comments)
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.