The threat of imprisonment or murder will not stop the truth from coming out, Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who blew the lid on the massive National Security Agency surveillance program, told the Guardian in a live Q&A.
The 29-year-old former NSA contractor in conjunction with Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian journalist who broke the story on the NSA’s two controversial data-collection programs which targeted Americans and foreign allies alike, took questions onlineregarding the fallout from the massive intelligence leak.
Edward Snowden kicked off the session by describing the targeted campaign by the US government to paint him as a traitor, “just as they did with other whistleblowers.” The smear campaign, he argues, has destroyed the possibility of a fair trial at home. In this regard, his decision to leave the United States was not based on any desire to evade justice, especially since he believes he can “do more good outside of prison.”
Edward Snowden : “Le FBI, la NSA et la CIA peuvent obtenir tout ce qu’ils veulent”
Citizens of the world,
We are Anonymous.
This is a message from the global conscience of the Internet, and beyond, a message from our hearts.
On May the 30th, the Turkish people stood up against the destruction of the Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul.
Since then they have united their voice and are fighting an outrage against their cultural inheritance
We have witnessed those happenings are not only about a park. We have witnessed that the reason why the people
are protesting is much deeper.
Does the turkish prime minister, AKA Tayyip Erdogan, really believe the world is unable to understand what is
happening in his country now ?
The Internet is a place gathering all knowledge and beliefs of Humanity, including of course its History.
While the protestors of #OccupyGezi have to stand violence of the police tonight for the 13th day, as we write
this letter to the world, we would like every human being to know what is really happening in this country.
The people of Turkey, united as #OccupyGezi does not stand only for nature.
The reason why they stand is because Gezi Park represents a historical turning point for them.
Actually, Gezi Park is the place where a rebellion leaded by a reactionary group failed on the 31st of
March 1909, a rebellion which aimed to restore absolutism in Turkey. And the result of this event was
considerable damages to the Taksim Military Barrack which was built in 1806, during the reign of the
Ottoman Sultan Selim III and was finally razed in 1940 for the restoration of Taksim square.
That is to say how the symbolic charge of the Gezi park is high.
Destruction of Gezi Park symbolises the reverse of those events. And this is the main reason why the
people of Turkey now demands Tayipp Erdogan’s abdication. And this is obviously why the ones who
peacefully found the courage to stand up and resist oppression, now have to face violence of repression.
History is repeating itself there, just like it happened so many times, in so many regions of our planet,
as those greedy of power always worked to destroy the Rights the people forged with its faith and blood.
Therefore, #OccupyGezi is a fight for Democracy occuring in Taksim Square.
And yet more, what takes place there is not only recalling into question democracy in Turkey. What takes
place there is the future of the middle-east, and we dare to say the future of the world.
Turkey as a democracy was founded in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Ankara.
The man fought to save the independance of his Turkish brothers.
He not only used his military abilities to do so, but he also found the courage in himself to make the change
Just like some people did those years everywhere on the planet.
Our freedom, worldwide, is unfortunately at stake in so many ways, and our ancestors are watching.
The Resistance to oppression in human beings is just like a phoenix, reborn ever from its ashes and
will always be.
We saw those last years several manifestations of this desire of freedom popping out in heroes of nowadays.
Our thoughts go to Julian Paul Assange, Bradley Edward Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Aaron Hillel Swartz,
Edward Joseph Snowden, and all those taking action for a better world than the one which is drawing.
Many people paid tribute to their actions, but the question they have to ask now, is “who am I ?
Am I a hero of the kind ? “
The answer is inside you, and provided that it is your will, no doubt you are.
For all those reasons, AnonsTurkey asks to Occupy-World, Anonymous and every citizen worldwide to become
the full support providers of the #OccupyGezi movement.
Media in Turkey have been silenced by the government and it is now time for us to take in our hands their
mission at a worldwide level.
Support the light of Resistance that is now glowing in Turkey : feed it with your support.
Weaken dark aims spreading the word, make no citizen on this planet ignore this letter from ages.
Help your brothers in Turkey to clear out their country from a government that has ceased to work for its people.
Just find in yourself the will to make a change, each little part of action is to make change.
Remember the voice of Humanity cannot be silenced when it has united.
We work for Global,
We Work as one World
Knowledge is our power
Media our weapon
An ex-CIA employee working as a contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency said he leaked documents and details of a top secret U.S. surveillance program in order to protect the “basic liberties for people around the world.”
Holed up in a hotel room in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden, 29, said he had thought long and hard before publicizing details of an NSA program code-named PRISM, saying he had done so because he felt the United States was building an unaccountable and secret espionage machine that spied on every American.
Edward Snowden, the Booz Allen Hamilton staffer with a top-secret security clearance who leaked details of NSA surveillance, is welcome to seek asylum in Iceland, according to lawmaker Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Smari McCarthy, executive director of the International Modern Media Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting whistleblowers.
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