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Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:44 am
by AndyH

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:47 pm
by mbender
I hope he wins it! :)

ps. Hi NSA.

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:47 am
by Nubo
AndyH wrote:
Fiore is a National Treasure.

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:25 pm
by klapauzius
mbender wrote:I hope he wins it! :)

ps. Hi NSA.
I am very curious to see if the Norwegians would grant him asylum now...I am sure Norway is a better place to stay than Russia.

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:18 pm
by AndyH
https://thedaywefightback.org/the-results/
Thanks to everyone who participated on Tuesday. Together we demonstrated that activists, organizations, and companies can work in unison to fight mass surveillance, and laid a foundation for escalation over months to come.

Below are some numbers that quantify how we did* on Tuesday.
A couple of interesting documentaries with more 'back story' though from different points of view. The Fifth Estate shows a somewhat skewed view of WikiLeaks (from a corporate media/'WikiLeaks could be the enemy' direction) while Mediastan is a look at the same Pvt Manning/State department cables release from an inside-WikiLeaks perspective.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837703/
http://wikileaks.org/Watch-MEDIASTAN.html

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:10 pm
by AndyH
It just keeps getting 'better'...
“The problem is that you do things in the service of your country that are just not appropriate
to do in the private sector.”1
-- John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Documents Snowden leaked highlight NSA's use against pro-environment groups and international delegates at UN climate summits.

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/inde ... y/id/25536
Since June, when Edward Snowden exposed the wide web of secret surveillance on US citizens by the US National Security Agency (NSA), we've been told its goal is only to find potential terrorists.

Well, that's not quite true. Unless, of course, you consider environmentalists ... terrorists.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/25/ ... _enlist_ex
http://www.corporatepolicy.org/spookybusiness.pdf

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:00 am
by AndyH
Edward Snowden will be 'live via Skype' at South by Southwest

Streaming starting in minutes...

http://new.livestream.com/texastribune/events/2823117

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:02 pm
by mkjayakumar
Traitor with a Capital 'T'

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:00 pm
by AndyH
mkjayakumar wrote:Traitor with a Capital 'T'
Why do you believe that, mk?

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:40 pm
by klapauzius
mkjayakumar wrote:Traitor with a Capital 'T'
I would be also curious to hear why...Based on all I have heard so far, I find the OP question still unresolved.

Today someone on the news said, that they are worried he gave away encryption keys as well, so classified communications since his 'defection' have been at risk...

Should I be furious that my tax-dollars are funneled in no small quantities to a bloated apparatus of incompetent dilettantes, who entrust a private contractor, quite low in the hierarchy of the apparatus, with all this potentially (I assume damage now realized...) damaging information...

How many more tax-payer millions (billions?) need to be spent to fix this mess?

Or

Should i be happy, that the dreaded instrument of suppression can be thrown into turmoil by one small guy so easily, so we can have all hope for the future totalitarian state to be overthrown in typical Hollywood-style?