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Offline larsonstdoc

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« on: February 22, 2015, 11:27:32 PM »
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/snowden-film-citizenfour-wins-oscar-for-best-documentary-20150222

The fugitive leaker’s globetrotting escapades are now officially part of Hollywood lore.


February 22, 2015 Citizenfour, a film chronicling the living history of Edward Snowden's unprecedented heist of U.S. government secrets, won the Academy Award for best documentary Sunday night—an unusual feat for a movie so critical of a sitting president's policies.

Directed by Laura Poitras, the political thriller captures Snowden in a claustrophobic Hong Kong hotel room in the days leading up to and after the release of the first of batch of classified documents that publicly revealed the sweeping scope of the National Security Agency's mass surveillance of phone and Internet communications.

"The disclosures that Edward Snowden revealed don't only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself," Poitras said during her acceptance speech. "When the decisions that rule us are taken in secret we lose the power to control and govern ourselves."

In a statement, Snowden applauded Poitras and the film.

"The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received," Snowden said in a statement provided by the American Civil Liberties Union. "My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world."

The award serves as a testament to the continued cultural and political relevance of the Snowden leaks, which began in June 2013 and continue to drip out even today. Last week, The Intercept published new Snowden documents detailing a joint operation in which U.S. and British spies hacked into a Dutch SIM card manufacturer and stole millions of cell-phone encryption keys.

Snowden supporters will likely seize on the award as further validation that his actions—which some politicians continue to claim were treasonous and undermined national security—were justified. The win also amounts to a tacit rebuke by Hollywood of the Obama administration's civil-liberties record, a sensitive issue for an industry that was once dogged by accusations of communist sympathies during the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s.

"Edward Snowden could not be here for some treason," Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris jokingly quipped after the award was announced.

Citizenfour also has succeeded where other documentaries critical of a sitting president have come up short. Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, which sharply ridiculed George W. Bush and the Iraq War, failed to earn a best documentary nomination in 2005, despite considerable attention and box office success.

Citizenfour is the final installment of a trilogy of films by Poitras that examine the post-9/11 tension between privacy and security during the Bush and Obama administrations. Though it documents in real time how Snowden orchestrated with Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald the release of government secrets that shocked a nation, the film is at its core a character study of a 29-year-old computer technician who felt compelled to risk his safety in order to leak a massive trove of classified secrets.

"The film isn't trying to break news," Poitras told National Journal last fall after Citizenfour's world premiere in New York. "It's really a story about people, and what happens when people take personal sacrifice to expose what they think is wrongdoing."

Poitras currently lives in Berlin and has said she does not feel she could continue her work if she remained in the U.S. She was apparently placed on the Department of Homeland Security's terror watch list and was repeatedly detained at airports in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks.
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 11:23:56 PM »
Edward Snowden's Libertarian Moment: We "will remove from governments the ability to interfere with [our] rights"
Nick Gillespie - Feb. 24, 2015

Via Mark Sletten comes this thread from yesterday's  Ask Me Anything session at Reddit that featured Edward Snowden, Oscar-winning documentarian Laura Poitras, and journalist Glenn Greenwald.

The question posed  to Snowden:

What's the best way to make NSA spying an issue in the 2016 Presidential Election? It seems like while it was a big deal in 2013, ISIS and other events have put it on the back burner for now in the media and general public. What are your ideas for how to bring it back to the forefront?

His answer is well worth reading in full (I've posted it after the jump), but its essence is a full-throated defense of classical liberal and libertarian theorizing not just about the consent of the governed but the right to work around the government when it focuses on social order over legitimacy. And, as important, a recognition that this is what we at Reason and  others call "the Libertarian Moment," or a technologically empowered drive toward greater and greater control over more and more aspects of our lives. While the Libertarian Moment is enabled by technological innovations and generally increasing levels of wealth and education, it's ultimately proceeds from a mind-set as much as anything else: We have the right to live peacefully any way we choose as long as we are not infringing on other people's rights to do the same. Our politics and our laws should reflect this emphasis on pluralism, tolerance, and persuasion (as opposed to coercion) across social, economic, and intellectual spheres of activity.

As Snowden emphasizes, it's not simply that governments (thankfully) fail at attempts for perfect surveillance and law enforcement. It's that technologically empowered people are actively worked to route around government attempts to fence us in. "We the people will implement systems that provide for a means of not just enforcing our rights, but removing from governments the ability to interfere with those rights," he writes (emphasis in original). "we can find ways to reduce or remove their powers on a new—and permanent—basis."

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http://reason.com/blog/2015/02/24/edward-snowdens-libertarian-moment-we-wi
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Snowden ready to go to US if he gets fair trial
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 01:06:40 AM »
Best to first have a talk with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev about fair trials 'American style' before stepping on that plan to USA.
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Snowden ready to go to US if he gets fair trial
http://rt.com/news/237149-snowden-us-trial-just/

Edward Snowden would go to the US if he was sure that he would face a fair trial there, the former NSA contractor’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena says.

"Edward Snowden is ready to return to the US, but on the condition that he be given guarantees to receive a fair and impartial trial," Kucherena told journalists on Tuesday, as cited by TASS.

The lawyer has said he received a letter from the US attorney-general promising no capital punishment for Snowden should he return to America.

READ MORE: Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar

“So what we are being guaranteed is not the fair trial, but that Snowden will not be executed,” Kucherena said. “And it’s done by a prosecutor, who according to the law, is not in any way able to determine a court’s decision.”

Kucherena says he does not trust news of certain countries’ readiness to accept Snowden.

“I suspect that as soon as he leaves Russia, he’s going to be taken to a US embassy,” he said.

Edward Snowden, who holds a Russian residency permit, can in theory travel freely to other countries, but there are no guarantees of his security abroad, Kucherena specified. It is unclear how this would work in practice, though, because he has no passport for any country.

Snowden has a Russian and US team of lawyers, according to Kucherena, who said his client wants to go back home.

“He’s thinking about it. He has a desire to come back and we are doing everything possible to make that happen.”

READ MORE: ‘I would have come forward sooner’ - Snowden on NSA leak regrets

In June 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified NSA documents to the media, revealing the organization’s widespread massive surveillance. Shortly after, the US Department of Justice charged the whistleblower with two counts of violating the Espionage Act as well as theft of government property. The State Department revoked his passport.

Snowden flew from Hong Kong to Moscow, where he intended to board a plane to Cuba. Because his passport had been annulled he wasn’t able to fly, and eventually he was granted political asylum in Russia, where he has been ever since.
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Vice News Daily: Snowden Statue Removed from Brooklyn Park
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 11:57:37 AM »
Vice News Daily: Snowden Statue Removed from Brooklyn Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnnO5auNsjg

Apr 7, 2015 VICE News
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Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning go up in Berlin
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 07:21:08 PM »
Holy Trinity of whistleblowers: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning go up in Berlin (VIDEO)

http://rt.com/news/255137-manning-assange-snowden-statue/




Interesting.

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Re: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning go up in Berlin
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 08:24:47 PM »
Interesting . Of course the worlds most famous whistle blower is  Monica Lewinsky .bet she wont be gettting a statue put up anytime soon . :-X

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Re: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning go up in Berlin
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2015, 03:11:45 AM »
"Monica in 2016,She did what Hillary wouldn't"

I'm thinking that right there is a great T-shirt

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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 12:08:08 PM »
White House Denies Snowden 'Pardon' Petition, Warns "We Are Living In A Dangerous World"
28 July 2015
, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-28/white-house-denies-snowden-pardon-petition-warns-we-are-living-dangerous-world
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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2015, 02:19:53 PM »
I'm surprised Putin et al, haven't smuggled Snowden out
of the country to somewhere else.
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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2015, 04:52:31 PM »
  Snowden , as far as I know didn't put forth any information that would put troops in harms way or citizens.  ( please coment if I am wrong)
 He did expose the sh**tbags who have betrayed the people, the constitution and bill of rights.
 The ole gov continues to step on this man, a message to would be patriots-(whistleblowers)
                               PS..Trump was wrong about this man...

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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 12:03:13 AM »
Obama Tells Snowden to “Come Home, Be Judged”

White House: revelations have "severe consequences for the security of our country"

 by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | July 28, 2015

In response to a popular online petition calling for pardoning Edward Snowden, the White House says the former NSA analyst should return home to “be judged by a jury of his peers.”

The 2013 petition calling for a pardon drew 167,000 responses.

“Instead of constructively addressing these issues, Mr. Snowden’s dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect it,” a White House response to the petition posted on the We the People website states.

“If he felt his actions were consistent with civil disobedience, then he should do what those who have taken issue with their own government do: Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and — importantly — accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he’s running away from the consequences of his actions,” said Lisa Monaco, the White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser.

Details disclosed by Snowden revealed just how pervasive government surveillance of the American people is.

Leaked court orders show the NSA collects virtually every phone call record in the United States and agency Powerpoint slides document how the NSA conducts “upstream” collection of data directly from telecommunications providers.

Under the name “Cincinnatus,” Snowden contacted the journalist Glenn Greenwald and then filmmaker Laura Poitras. He decided to work with Greenwald and Poitras after The Washington Post refused to publish 41 PowerPoint slides exposing the PRISM electronic data mining program.

After The Guardian published Greenwald’s articles on NSA surveillance, dozens of other media sources followed suit, including Der Spiegel, Le Monde and, eventually, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

The reporting earned The Guardian and The Washington Post the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for exposing “widespread surveillance” and for initiating a “huge public debate about the extent of the government’s spying,” Politico reported.

Following the revelations, Snowden applied to 21 countries for political asylum. In response, the US government and Vice President Joe Biden pressured governments to refuse asylum.

The Russian government eventually granted asylum under a caveat, issued by Vladimir Putin, that Snowden discontinue “his work aimed at harming our American partners.”

Despite the US government’s contention Snowden’s revelations are criminal, he has received a number of awards, including the German “Whistleblower Prize” and “Big Brother” award, the Sam Adams Award, the Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize, the IQ Award issued by Mensa, and others.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-tells-snowden-to-come-home-be-judged/

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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 07:27:10 AM »

WASHINGTON, October 12. /TASS/. Russia cannot extradite former employee of US intelligence services Edward Snowden to the United States, Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak said on Tuesday speaking at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

"We don't have any legal or MORAL reasons to give him back to the government of the United States," the ambassador said. He recalled that Russia and the US have no agreement on the extradition of persons suspected of committing crimes.

http://tass.com/politics/905872http://

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2016, 05:06:15 AM »
WASHINGTON, October 12. /TASS/. Russia cannot extradite former employee of US intelligence services Edward Snowden to the United States, Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak said on Tuesday speaking at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

"We don't have any legal or MORAL reasons to give him back to the government of the United States," the ambassador said. He recalled that Russia and the US have no agreement on the extradition of persons suspected of committing crimes.

http://tass.com/politics/905872http://

Al, Thanks for the update on Edward Snowden.
I'm glad to read this.   I hope his new life in Russia
is going well and he can smile again. 
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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2016, 08:38:01 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2016, 05:27:54 PM »
Edward Snowden´s Files Reveals that AT&T Long Lines Buildings Is The Core Center Of An NSA Mass Surveillance Program !!!!

http://www.itechpost.com/articles/55534/20161117/building-built-particular-way-initial-intention-keep-supplies-2-000.htmhttp://

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Re: SNOWDEN
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 09:15:51 PM »
I appreciate the disclosure, but he seems to be a jesuit, and he seems to a be a shill.

I don't like his recommendation to use Tor, it isn't secure against the nsa, and it had known vulnerabilities then as well. Given the nsa is located right next to mormon hq you can tell they are occult.

'yet another cult'

He's a jesuit, be wary of him.