Edward Snowden

18.12.2013

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

By Edward Snowden Source: Folha De S. Paulo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Translation/source, ZNet Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I shared with the world evidence proving… »

18.12.2013

As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance “Almost Orwellian,” Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance “Almost Orwellian,” Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

Link to Democracy Now! full article. A federal judge ruled Monday the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records “almost certainly” violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon described the NSA’s activities as “almost Orwellian.” He wrote, “I cannot imagine a… »

21.08.2013

Fahrenheit 2013

Fahrenheit 2013

In 1966 we flocked to the cinema to watch the daring Truffaut’s science fiction film Fahrenheit 451 based on the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury, about an oppressive future in a totalitarian regime in which firemen’s duty is to destroy all books. Although Bradbury had written the novel to warn… »

18.08.2013

Five Theses about Assange-Manning-Snowden

[divide][clear] By Johan Galtung. ALFAZ, Spain, Aug 13 2013 (IPS) – THESIS ONE: The leaks are not about “whistle-blowing”, but about a nonviolent, civil disobedient fight against huge social evils. Whistle-blowing presupposes that somebody can be warned, in fact wants to be warned, and is in a position to… »

16.07.2013

Swedish Professor Nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish Professor Nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In a letter to the prize committee, Swedish sociology professor Stefan Svallfors cites Snowden’s “heroic effort at great personal cost,” saying he has “helped to make the world a little bit better and safer.” Svallfors also… »

05.07.2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In His Own Words: “You’re Being Watched”

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In His Own Words: “You’re Being Watched”

[divide] http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/4/nsa_leaker_edward_snowden_in_his We begin today’s special on whistleblowers with Edward Snowden, who came forward in June as the man who leaked details about the National Security Agency secret programs to spy on Americans, foreign governments and individuals around the world. He was praised by the country’s best-known whistleblower, Daniel… »

27.06.2013

Ecuador gives up her trade preference status with the US, condemning it as blackmail

Foto: Andes Ecuador has irrevocably and unilaterally renounced its trade preference relationship with the USA, Fernando Alvarado, the Communication Minister reported in a press conference. “In the face of threats, insolence and heavy-handedness of certain political sectors, media groups and US powers who have brought pressured to bear to have… »

11.06.2013

Activist Edward Snowden comes to town

Activist Edward Snowden comes to town

Activist Edward Snowden’s choice of Hong Kong as a hideaway came as a surprise to many of the territories’ citizens. It brought a sense of renewed relevance to the place for some here, who, while happy that Hong Kong is far away from the world’s chaotic tumult so evident today,… »

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