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Assange, Manning and Snowden, Standing with the Conscience of Truthtellers


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Assange, Manning and Snowden, Standing with the Conscience of Truthtellers

Nozomi Hayase

Last week, Oliver Stone’s biopic “Snowden” hit the theaters. The film illuminates the life of Edward Snowden between 2004 and 2013, aiming to humanize one of the most wanted men in the world. Just before its release, a public campaign was launched urging President Obama to pardon this renowned NSA whistleblower.


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It was my good fortune to watch the movie Snowden over the weekend. Very much enjoyed this marvelous and powerful biopic about a true hero of this century.


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"High Ranking Government Officials maintain Secrecy...Elites who cut their ties from the rest of humanity have formed an Exclusive Allegiance to one another. They are essentially Secret Brotherhoods, who have elevated themselves above the law, claiming Unearned Authority and Entitlement." -

Nozomi Hayase - Sept 2016

"The very word Secrecy is Repugnant in a Free and Open society and We are, as a People, opposed to Secret Societies, Secret Oaths and to Secret Proceedings. We decided long ago that the Concealment of Pertinent Facts far Outweighed the Dangers which are used to Justify It. "

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy - April 1961


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So it is a sacred trust not to tell us about war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in our name and by those whom we employ as Public Servants?


#6

Nicely composed, thank you:)


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Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
~ Albert Einstein


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We must call for the end of EVERY one of the alphabet soup "intelligence" agencies, by whatever means necessary, including those with access to their greatest secrets making all of it public, so as to render the agencies ineffective. These agencies have a history of doing far, far more harm than good. They generally serve the needs of empire, using their resources to put down democracy movements, overthrow people's governments and allow corporate interests to generally have their way with the rest of us. From the overthrow of Iran's democratic government in 1953, to the overthrow of the Allende government of Chile in 1973, to Hillary Clinton's support of and probable collusion in the 2009 military coup in Honduras with the help of the CIA, we use our clandestine "services" to serve the interests of the rich and powerful. This must end - by any means necessary.


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" When the system cannot self-correct according to the ideals that founded this country through its internal mechanism of checks and balances, efforts to achieve such goals have to come from outside existing models of democracy." --- Nozomi Hayase

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." — Abraham Lincoln


#10

Yes.

And to the Overthrow of the United States Government in 1963.