Pardon Edward Snowden


That Edward Snowden is a whistleblower, and one of if not the most important one of this generation, should go without saying. I see people say this, think this and take this for granted, and yet the man is still forced to hide abroad for the fear of being prosecuted as a traitor.

Amnesty International, the ACLU, and hundreds of activists have gotten together and started a campaign to actually address this, and ask Obama to do the right thing before leaving office.

You can sign the petition, write to the President and/or donate to the cause here. It is past time that Snowden be allowed to come home.

If you agree, please share this as far and wide as you can.

Comments

  1. blf says

    Very unlikely to happen, Obama’s administration is the most anti-whistleblower in history, Obama’s war on whistleblowers leaves administration insiders unscathed (March-2015): “Since Barack Obama entered the White House in 2009, his government has waged a war against whistleblowers and official leakers. On his watch, there have been eight prosecutions under the 1917 Espionage Act — more than double those under all previous presidents combined.”

    The cited article is mostly about a double-standard that seems to be operating. The article summarizes a letter from Abbe Lowell (lawyer for one of those eight charged under the Espionage Act) as saying “low-level officials who lack the political connections to fight back have had the book thrown at them, while high-level figures have been allowed to leak with ‘virtual impunity’.”

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