Snowden: Whistleblowing is an Act of Political Resistance


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Below, a short excerpt from Edward Snowden’s article in The Intercept: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance.

“A single act of whistleblowing doesn’t change the reality that there are significant portions of the government that operate below the waterline, beneath the visibility of the public. Those secret activities will continue, despite reforms. But those who perform these actions now have to live with the fear that if they engage in activities contrary to the spirit of society — if even a single citizen is catalyzed to halt the machinery of that injustice — they might still be held to account. The thread by which good governance hangs is this equality before the law, for the only fear of the man who turns the gears is that he may find himself upon them.”

Read the full article at The Intercept

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