I respect this man and all others like him with a respect only given to people with this kind of selflessness and desire for the public to know the truth; to be outraged by it, and to demand change. We all need to be like these whistleblowers… If you see something, if you know something… Say it.
Roger’s note: what can one say about the Obama US government’s reactions to Snowden and his disclosures? The panicky reflexes of a dying empire? Question: should Snowden be flying into exile from Russia, is Obama capable of ordering his plane shot down? Nothing anymore will surprise me.
Edward Snowden along with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (left) at a meeting with human rights campaigners in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow today where he released the following statement. (Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch)
Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s…
Back in 2011 when Julian Assange was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, I was thrilled. Whether or not he won didn’t matter; the fact that he was recognized, I hope, let him see how valuable he is to society. We the people need the truth; the uncensored truth, and it takes a really strong soul and a very courageous person to do what is right…especially when it exposing the truth(s) puts their life in danger.