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Nearly a decade after the George W. Bush administration’s warrantless spying program came to light, the issue of mass government surveillance has again sparked a global outcry with the disclosures of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Leaks of National Security Agency files have exposed a mammoth spying apparatus that stretches across the planet, from phone records to text messages to social media and email, from the internal communications of climate summits to those of foreign missions and even individual heads of state. Today privacy advocates are holding one of their biggest online actions so far with “The […]

Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden was interviewed for the German television network ARD. It was big news in Germany, but it appears as if it was blocked intentionally in the United States. It has been removed several time from YouTube. From Live Leak: From Vimeo: Edward Snowden Exclusive Interview for German TV (NDR) from Edward Snow on Vimeo. Whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked the documents about US mass surveillance. He spoke about his disclosures and his life to NDR investigative journalist Hubert Seipel in Moscow. — This video was posted on ARD's youtube channel, […]

Abby Martin speaks with whistleblowers Coleen Rowley and Jesselyn Radack their visit with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia, where they awarded him the Sam Adams Associates Award for Integrity and Intelligence. Source.

I am Bradley Manning

Appearances: Maggie Gyllenhaal Roger Waters Oliver Stone Daniel Ellsberg Phil Donahue Michael Ratner Alice Walker Tom Morello Matt Taibbi Peter Sarsgaard Angela Davis Moby Molly Crabapple Tim DeChristopher LT Dan Choi Bishop George Packard Russell Brand Allan Nairn Chris Hedges Wallace Shawn Adhaf Soueif Josh Stieber Michael Ratner This work produced by independent volunteers in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network. I am Bradley Manning.

A new Pew Research poll has just come out and, sadly, it reveals that a majority of Americans find the NSA phone tacking system, known as PRISM, is okay with them as long as it’s for fighting terrorism. What many privacy advocates fear is true. Americans are too happy to give up their privacy in exchange for some perceived safety from terrorism. Currently 62% say it is more important for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats, even if that intrudes on personal privacy. Just 34% say it is more important for the government […]

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