Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hedges on NSA Leaks, Assange and Protecting a Free Internet
FREE ASSANGE, PRESS FREEDOM, MEDIA FREEDOM INTERNET,
"It is impossible to overstate the dangerous precedent Mr. Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and possible extradition sets: Every national security journalist who reports on classified information now faces possible Espionage Act charges" nationally and internationally.
"The White House is trying “to make the conversation not about the allegations,” ...“They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government’s own wrongdoing.”
War has been redefined in the age of global capitalism: it has expanded its boundaries and now shapes all aspects of society.
...three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West.
Snowden: “It was no longer narrowly targeting people suspected of criminal activity,” Snowden said. “Instead, they began watching all of us all the time because any of us could be bad or we could go bad.”
From the article: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul have little in common except for one important point: They are gutsy patriots who put their reputations and careers on the line in service of their country.
“Democracy is about participation…we take risks. We dare,” he said. “Sometimes we do right and sometimes we do wrong, even if we intended to do right.” He suggested that expressing disagreement with the government is the right course of action when its behavior is perceived as“morally unjustifiable.”
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