Snowden: Spy Services of EU Member States Independently Hawk Domestic Access to NSA, GCHQ

By: Friday March 7, 2014 11:28 am

As part of a European parliamentary committee’s inquiry into electronic massive surveillance on the citizens of European Union member states, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden provided testimony to the committee. Snowden described to the committee how spy services in the EU cooperate with the NSA to monitor citizens in countries without ever having [...]

Snowden, in Letter to Brazil, Says NSA Programs Were Never About Terrorism But About Power

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:19 am

Former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden wrote a letter to Brazil informing the country that, without an offer of permanent asylum, he would not be able to speak to the government about US surveillance because of his legal situation. He explained that Brazilian senators had asked for his assistance with investigations into [...]

When Intelligence Leaders Call Snowden a ‘Traitor,’ He’s More Likely to Be Granted Permanent Asylum

By: Wednesday October 30, 2013 11:36 am

One would think United States officials would be interested in having former National Security Agency contractor returned home, but every time someone from the US makes statements, such as the ones made in a hearing before the House intelligence committee yesterday, it becomes more likely that a country will grant him permanent asylum. Snowden already [...]

State Dept. Whistleblower Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden is One Of Us

By: Friday July 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Edward Snowden today made clear both his own bona fides as a whistleblower, and the hypocrisy of the United States in its manhunt for him. Whistleblower? Snowden’s remarks reinforce the basic tenet of whistleblowing, that is an act of conscience. He made clear what he gave up– home, family, perhaps even his liberty and life– [...]

In Statement, Snowden Announces He Formally Accepts Venezuela’s Offer of Asylum

By: Friday July 12, 2013 11:20 am

NSA whistleblower met with human rights groups in a Moscow airport. During the meeting, he discussed his options for leaving Moscow to get to countries in Latin America that have offered him asylum. He also discussed how human rights organizations might be able to assist him. Snowden prepared a full statement for representatives of human [...]

Snowden Meets with Human Rights Groups, Says He Plans to Go to Latin America

By: Friday July 12, 2013 10:50 am

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been in a Moscow airport for weeks now, is seeking temporary asylum in Russia so he can guarantee his safety before traveling to a country in Latin America that has offered him asylum. What he plans to do next became known after a meeting with representatives of [...]

US Ambassador to Austria Reportedly Responsible for False Claim Snowden Was on Bolivian Leader’s Plane

By: Friday July 5, 2013 10:27 am

The Austrian daily newspaper,┬áDie Presse, has reported that the United States ambassador to Austria was responsible for making false claims that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane. In a story published on July 3, the newspaper reported shortly after Morales’ plane landed the “Vienna foreign department received [...]

Politicization of Asylum Seeking on Full Display in Case of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 1:12 pm

“Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution,” under Article 14 under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, however, that does not apply to individuals who have committed “non-political crimes” or “acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden [...]

WikiLeaks Helps Snowden Leave Hong Kong

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 10:34 am

UPDATE – 12:40 PM EST Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino reports Ecuador has received an asylum request from Snowden. UPDATE – 12:20 PM EST There were apparently multiple diplomatic cars from Ecuador seen after Snowden landed in Moscow. Snowden is believed to have gotten into one of them. The whistleblower who revealed details on National [...]

The FBI’s Political Decision to Put Assata Shakur on Its List of ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’

By: Friday May 3, 2013 8:23 pm

The FBI has added former Black Panther and former member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, to its “most wanted terrorist” list. The decision is political and clearly aimed at the Cuban government, which granted political asylum to her after she escaped from prison in 1979. It also is an escalation of the government’s [...]

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