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Snowden: Possible Trump Pick Petraeus Disclosed ‘Far More Highly Classified Secrets' Than I Ever Did. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.Photo Credit: Laura Poitras / Praxis Films "We have a two-tiered system of justice in the United States," Edward Snowden declared in an interview with Katie Couric, as his lawyers fight for a pardon before Donald Trump takes office.

Snowden: Possible Trump Pick Petraeus Disclosed ‘Far More Highly Classified Secrets' Than I Ever Did

Snowden said the system is one in which "people who are either well-connected to government or they have access to an incredible amount of resources get very light punishments. " The former National Security Agency contractor was discussing former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, who is under consideration for Secretary of State in the Trump administration, despite still being on probation for sharing highly classified government information with his biographer/mistress Paula Broadwell, a crime for which he lost his job. Ilana Novick is an AlterNet contributing writer and production editor. Edward Snowden: MEP vote urges EU to grant safe asylum. The European Parliament has called on EU member states to drop all criminal charges against Edward Snowden and protect him against extradition to the United States.

Edward Snowden: MEP vote urges EU to grant safe asylum

MEPs voted 285 votes to 281 in favour of a resolution that the NSA whistleblower should be allowed to seek safe asylum in the EU. The resolution, which isn't binding, is nonetheless a strong signal from MEP's that EU member states should grant Snowden protection. MEPs voting in favour of the measures described Snowden as a "human rights defender" and urged member states to "drop any criminal charges" against him. Member states should "grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender", according to MEPs who votes in favour. White House Rejects Petition to Pardon Snowden. The White House on Tuesday formally rejected a 'We the People' petition to pardon Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower who has been living in exile since exposing the U.S. government's invasive spying operation in 2013.

White House Rejects Petition to Pardon Snowden

More than 167,000 people signed the petition urging the government to grant him clemency, stating in their petition that Snowden is "a national hero … [who] should be immediately issued a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs. " Not only will Snowden not be pardoned, the Obama administration said, he should face criminal charges for his actions. "Mr.

Assange on the Untold Story of the Grounding of Evo Morales’ Plane During Edward Snowden Manhunt. In 2013, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks played a pivotal role in helping National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden leave Hong Kong for Russia.

Assange on the Untold Story of the Grounding of Evo Morales’ Plane During Edward Snowden Manhunt

During the U.S. hunt for Snowden, Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to land in Austria for 14 hours after Spain, France, Portugal and Italy closed their airspace under pressure from the United States over false rumors Snowden was on board. Assange gives the inside story on why that plane was targeted. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We return to our exclusive interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. JULIAN ASSANGE: Let’s go back to 2013. So we worked against that, and we got him out of Hong Kong and got him to Russia, and we were going to transit through Russia to get him to Latin America. So it’s the week of the oil conference. Snowden’s Lawyer Speaks Out - We Are Change Interview.

In this video Otis Kenny of WRC speaks with Edward Snowden’s lawyer about the war on whistleblowers.

Snowden’s Lawyer Speaks Out - We Are Change Interview

WeAreChange gets an exclusive interview with one of the most influential people within the overall Snowden affair. Jesselyn Radack, a former whistleblower herself, has dedicated her life to representing whistleblowers. A Victory for the Constitution. Snowden v.

A Victory for the Constitution

Obama: The Game-Changing Decision Judge Richard J. Leon, a Bush appointee to the federal district court of the District of Columbia, is an interesting figure in U.S. history to have changed the ongoing game of Obama v. Snowden. His biography includes stints working for Congress on other historic game changing events: the flawed investigations into both of the (covertly) related “October Surprise” and “Iran-Contra” scandals. Judge Leon has published a persuasive 68 page legal opinion averaging more than one explanatory fine-print footnote per page in Klayman v. Edward Snowden Pens 'Open Letter' Offering To Help Brazil Investigate U.S. Spying. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency documents, and that the NSA's culture of indiscriminate global espionage "is collapsing.

Edward Snowden Pens 'Open Letter' Offering To Help Brazil Investigate U.S. Spying

" In the letter, released widely online, Snowden commended the Brazilian government for its strong stand against U.S. spying. He said he'd be willing to help the South American nation investigate NSA spying on its soil, but could not fully participate in doing so without being granted political asylum, because the U.S. "government will continue to interfere with my ability to speak. " The documents revealed that Brazil is the top NSA target in Latin America, in spying that has included the monitoring of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's cellphone and hacking into the internal network of state-run oil company Petrobras. Officials Say U.S. May Never Know Extent of Snowden’s Leaks. Why Snowden’s Passport Matters. When the State Department revoked Edward Snowden’s passport four months ago, the move was a reprisal from a surveillance-and-warfare state that operates largely in the shadows.

Why Snowden’s Passport Matters

The Snowden Affair. Washington, D.C., September 4, 2013 – Recent press disclosures about National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance activities — relying on documents provided by Edward Snowden — have sparked one of the most significant controversies in the history of the U.S.

The Snowden Affair

Intelligence Community. Today, the nongovernmental National Security Archive at The George Washington University posts a compilation of over 125 documents — a Web resource — to provide context and specifics about the episode. The Snowden leaks have generated broad public debate over issues of security, privacy, and legality inherent in the NSA's surveillance of communications by American citizens.

Furthermore, news coverage has explored the story on many levels, from the previously unknown scope of the NSA's programs, to public and congressional reactions, to Snowden's personal saga, including his attempts to evade U.S. authorities and avoid extradition to the United States. What Do You Call Edward Snowden? On CBS Evening News (8/13/13), anchor Scott Pelley gave viewers a brief–and very misleading–update on Edward Snowden: In an interview today, Edward Snowden appears to describe himself as a spy.

What Do You Call Edward Snowden?

Snowden is the National Security Agency computer specialist who spilled some of America's top surveillance secrets. The New York Times asked Snowden about his collaboration with a reporter and Snowden replied, "As one might imagine, normally spies allergically avoid contact with reporters or media. " Snowden, wanted by the United States, is being harbored by Russia. Edward Snowden’s Life Just Flat-Out Fun And Exciting. MOSCOW—Citing a whirlwind month and a half in which he leaked classified details of a massive government surveillance operation, secretly fled from the United States to Hong Kong, and became a figure of national and global intrigue, sources confirmed Thursday that the life of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is just straight-up fun, exciting, and full of action. Snowden, who was granted asylum in Russia after exposing the NSA’s PRISM data-mining program—which reports indicate is pretty much straight out of a goddamn Mission: Impossible movie—appears to have successfully evaded U.S. authorities attempting to extradite him on federal charges, in what many agree is as cool as it sounds.

Sources also verified that the 30-year-old’s life is sure as hell a lot more interesting and eventful than pretty much anyone else’s right now, no question about that. “And on top of that, he’s famous and his face is all over TV and the internet,” Leavitt continued. “I want to do that,” Upton added. Snowden's Twitter Marriage Proposal and the Latest Twists in the Scandal.

For almost four weeks, Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor responsible for leaks about the U.S. secret-surveillance system, has dominated the news cycle and preoccupied the world’s most powerful people. The American government has waged an energetic campaign in order to minimize the damage done by Snowden’s disclosures, and allies such as France and Germany have expressed their disaffection over the monitoring of their diplomatic missions. In Russia, the Snowden situation interfered with the agenda of a forum of gas-exporting countries several days after Snowden got stuck in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. A number of attending leaders, those of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, were watched with suspicion and curiosity: Were they secretly planning to smuggle Snowden away on board their Presidential planes? The Bolivian leader’s response to the question of whether his country might give shelter to the whistleblower—“Why not?” Snowden's Asylum and Double Standards.

Roger Wilson: Thanks for making great points. Especially in light of recently published FAIR research about the financial ties of Fareed Zakaria, Chris Matthews and other mainstream media figures to big corporate interest groups. Zakaria, in particular, makes a mint with speaking engagements for big corporations which he then seems to have no qualms about protecting in his media work. (Notice that I don't use the word "journalism. ") Matthews, as the FAIR research to which I make reference makes clear, loves to talk big about there being no pro-labor voices in and around Washington, D.C.

Moreover–and I hate to say this, Mr. As for freedom of expression in the arts, in books like Free Exchange, which is a transcription of dialogue between Bourdieu and German-American artist Hans Haacke, Bourdieu takes to task the anti-freedom of speech art politics in the USA at the time he and Haacke wrote the book. NSA Leaker Snowden Has Left Moscow's Airport, As Russia Grants Asylum : The Two-Way. Hide captionNSA leaker Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia. He left Moscow's airport Thursday for the first time in more than a month. Tatyana Lokshina/AP NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia.

He left Moscow's airport Thursday for the first time in more than a month. This post was last updated at 2 p.m. What I Have Done Is Costly, But It Was the Right Thing To Do. 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 communications at any time. It is also a serious violation of the law. Snowden & Zakaria: Shaming The Whistleblower. Trapped: An air escape from Moscow unlikely for NSA leaker Snowden. ‘The Onion’ Offers A Swift, Painless Death To Edward Snowden. Since leaking classified details of mass surveillance operations carried out by the U.S. government, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden finds himself in particularly perilous circumstances.

Of the 20 countries with which Mr. Snowden has applied for asylum, only three—Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia—have accepted, and none have the political leverage or global influence to fulfill their promises of his protection. Meanwhile, as U.S. authorities attempt to extradite Snowden for federal prosecution, his passport has been cancelled, American allies have threatened to deny airspace to any flight upon which he is traveling, and his options are growing thinner by the day.

The ground is quickly shrinking below your feet, Mr. NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In His Own Words: "You’re Being Watched" John Kiriakou Writes Open Letter To Edward Snowden, Warns Leaker Against Cooperating With FBI. John Kiriakou, the former Central Intelligence Agency officer currently serving jailtime for leaking the identity of a covert agent, has written an open letter to Edward Snowden, offering advice to the former government contractor who leaked classified information on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

The handwritten letter was published by FireDogLake on Tuesday. Writing from prison in Loretto, Pa., Kiriakou praises Snowden for his "heroic" actions. "I know that it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders right now, but as Americans begin to realize that we are devolving into a police state, with the loss of civil liberties that entails, they will see your actions for what they are: heroic," he writes. Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow: "In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me,... No, the Obama administration is afraid of you." EXCLUSIVE: Snowden sought Booz Allen job to gather evidence on NSA surveillance. Ecuador Says NSA Leaker Has Asked For Asylum : The Two-Way. Hide captionA TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Sunday.

On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden and America’s Moral Complacency. Today, Edward Snowden is my hero. More importantly, he is my father’s hero. And he speaks for us both, among others. In 1976, my father was appointed to the Church Committee, which had been convened to review (and rein in) US intelligence gathering practices. Is Naomi Wolf working for the NSA? I hate to do this, but I feel obligated to share, as the story unfolds, my creeping concern that the writer Naomi Wolf is not whom she purports to be, and that her motive in writing an article on her public Facebook page speculating about whether National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden might actually be still working for the NSA, could be to support the government’s effort to destroy him.

After all, with Snowden under vicious attack by both the government and the corporate media, being wrongly accused of treason, or portrayed as a drop-out slacker, a narcissist, a loser hoping to gain fame and even a “cross-dressing” weirdo, what defender of liberty would pile on with publication of a work of absolutely fact-free speculation as to whether he might also be a kind of “double agent” put out there by the NSA in order to discourage real potential whistleblowers from even considering leaking information about government spying on Americans. U.S. charges Snowden with espionage. Snowden Extradition Could Get Snarled In Hong Kong Courts : The Two-Way.