Julian Assange: Snowden, Manning Victims Of Obama’s War On Whistleblowers + Glenn Greenwald: Where is Edward Snowden? + Assange on the Bradley Manning Trial

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RussiaToday on Jun 24, 2013

Edward Snowden and Wikileaks’ Sarah Harrison who is accompanying him are “safe and healthy,” Julian Assange said during a conference call broadcast by RT.

“The current status of Mr Snowden and Harrison is that both are healthy and safe and they are in contact with their legal teams,” the WikiLeaks founder said. “I cannot give further information as to their whereabouts,” Assange added.

“Snowden is not a traitor, he is not a spy, he is a whistleblower who told the public the important truth,” he pointed out.


Where is Edward Snowden? Glenn Greenwald on Asylum Request, Espionage Charge; More Leaks to Come

democracynow on Jun 24, 2013

www.democracynow.org – The international mystery surrounding National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has deepened after the former U.S. intelligence contractor failed to board a flight as expected from Moscow to Havana today. Snowden reportedly arrived in Moscow Sunday after fleeing Hong Kong. The developments come just days after the United States publicly revealed it had filed espionage charges against Snowden for theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and wilful communication of classified communications intelligence to an unauthorized person.

“The idea that he has harmed national security is truly laughable,” says Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the NSA surveillance stories. “If you go and look at what it is that we published, the only things that we published were reports that the U.S. government was spying not on the terrorists or the Chinese government, but on American citizens indiscriminately.”



see also:

Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S. (McClatchy)


WikiLeaks Attorney Praises Ecuador For Considering Snowden Asylum Request Despite U.S. Pressure

democracynow on Jun 24, 2013

www.democracynow.org – The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is reportedly playing a central role in helping National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden leave Hong Kong and apply for political asylum in Ecuador. A Wikileaks activist named Sarah Harrison reportedly accompanied Snowden on his flight from Hong Kong to Moscow. In an interview with the New York Times, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was granted political asylum by Ecuador last year, said: “Mr. Snowden requested our expertise and assistance. We’ve been involved in very similar legal and diplomatic and geopolitical struggles to preserve the organization and its ability to publish.” Michael Ratner, an attorney for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, praises Ecuador, for standing up to the United States. “They’re trying to bully other countries, not only by pulling his passport away so that he can’t travel, but by saying, ‘Send him back to us. Don’t take him in, there’ll be consequences,'” Ratner says. “But none of those are legal. They’re all just a big country beating up on small countries, and to the extent — or other countries that they just want to intimidate, whether it’s China or Russia or whatever. But the real point here is, that some countries are willing to stand up to the United States right now. Ecuador seems to be one of them.”

see also:

Transcripts from Bradley Manning’s Trial


NSA leaker Edward Snowden flies to ‘third country’ via Moscow + Glenn Greenwald Responds To News Edward Snowden Has Left Hong Kong (updated)

Understanding the Latest Leaks is Understanding the Rise of a New Fascism by John Pilger

Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes “False” Spy Claims, Snowden Risks Life to Spark NSA Debate

Chris Hedges VS Geoffrey Stone Debate: Is Edward Snowden a Hero?

Julian Assange: It’s a Vast, Sprawling, Transnational Surveillance System