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John Kiriakou: CIA Torture Program was “Dick Cheney’s Baby”

“Hypocritical” is how CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou describes his arrest and imprisonment for exposing the spy agency’s use of torture while those who actually committed the heinous acts go unpunished. In an in-depth interview with RT’s Ben Swann, Kiriakou discussed … Continue reading

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The Virtual Interview: Edward Snowden

“We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden told The New Yorker magazine in a comprehensive hour-long interview. The whistleblower believes one fallacy in how authorities view individual rights has to … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden in His Own Words

Dispatched to Moscow, famed portrait photographer Platon captured a never-before-seen side of Edward Snowden for WIRED. In this riveting montage, the elusive whistleblower explains the thinking behind his decision to reveal the extent of domestic surveillance being conducted by US … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden Interview with German Television

The former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appeared Sunday night in his first extended television interview. Citing published statements by unnamed US intelligence and military operatives calling for his assassination, he warned that he faces “significant threats” to his … Continue reading

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Why Edward Snowden Wouldn’t Get a Fair Trial

By Jesselyn Radack While the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden’s dissemination of National Security Agency information continues, members of Congress, journalists and advocacy groups keep repeating the same argument: Mr. Snowden should turn himself in, mount a solid defense and all … Continue reading

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America’s Spies Want Edward Snowden Dead

Edward Snowden has made some dangerous enemies. As the American intelligence community struggles to contain the public damage done by the former National Security Agency contractor’s revelations of mass domestic spying, intelligence operators have continued to seethe in very personal … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message from Edward Snowden

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed the mass surveillance programmes organised by the US and other governments, gives this year’s The Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4. YouTube video blocked in Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and United Kingdom. View … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: My Mission is Already Accomplished

Six months after the first revelations appeared in The Washington Post and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Snowden agreed to reflect at length on the roots and repercussions of his choice. He was relaxed and animated over two days of nearly unbroken … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden’s ‘Open Letter to the Brazilian People’

“Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I shared with the world evidence proving some governments are building a world-wide surveillance system … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: Not TIME’s Person of the Year, but FP’s Global Thinker 2013

Edward Snowden, who has become the public face of an international debate over surveillance, tops the list of Foreign Policy‘s Global Thinkers for 2013. The former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the inner workings of the U.S. intelligence operations … Continue reading

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