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Snowden supporters in last-ditch bid for pardon from Obama

As Barack Obama enters his final week in the White House, more than 1m campaigners have signed a… 468 more words

Privacy

Snowden's Pardon Demanded by Over 1 Million in a Letter Given to Obama

At the eleventh hour, more than 1 million signatures from all corners of the world have been delivered to President Obama. The signatures represent a call to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden before President Obama leaves office. 522 more words

World

"An assault on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality"

Glenn Greenwald, one of the journalists who helped give us the full picture – well, a fuller picture anyway – on Edward Snowden (firstly on American… 291 more words

Culture Matters

Freedom & Democracy Panel with Richard D. Wolff and Edward Snowden

UPDATE (Jan. 15): I watched this today. Brilliant. Integrated. Fantastic. Given the opportunity, I will view it again (and take notes!)

Can’t attend one of the  290 more words

Politics

Edward Snowden Explains Who Really Rules The United States – It’s Not The Russians…

Edward Snowden believed that the government fundamentally “had noble intents,” as did the American people. However, admitting he was naive, Snowden discusses the upper echelons of government and how they are pervaded with corruption, giving him the understanding that led him to do what he did – whistleblow on mass surveillance programs. 358 more words

News

Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden Will Forever Stain Obama's Legacy

Chelsea Manning has suffered inhumane treatment over her six years in detention after leaking classified state secrets as a United States Soldier to Wikileaks. The leaks she provided  618 more words

WikiLeaks