The U.S. government is threatening to send whistleblower Edward Snowden to prison for life. But millions stand behind him. We thank him for standing up and telling the truth, at great personal cost. Join the movement to defend our constitutional rights and right to privacy.
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Press CoverageSerious questions shadow President Barack Obama’s proposal to add a public advocate to the secret court that oversees surveillance programs.The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced Wednesday that buses carrying ads with the National Security Agency leaker’s face next to the message, “Thank You Edward Snowden,” will be hitting the streets of the D.C. area next week.NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be in Russia, but his face could soon be rolling through the streets of D.C."These (hearings) are, in fact, designed to be window dressings," Carl Messineo, legal director for the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, said Friday.What Snowden leaked were critical documents shining a bright light on creeping corporate fascism that facilitates illegal spying on law abiding American citizens and our closest European allies.Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests.
Multimedia'Public opinion polls are clear that a majority of Americans recognize that there has been an unacceptable loss of civil liberties in the so-called pursuit of anti-terrorism,' said Messineo.Democracy is premised on the notion that the government operates with the consent of the people, and its authority derives from the people, and its operations serve the people as the people democratically define their interests. Today, government targets the people as 'adversaries.' -- Carl Messineo interviewed on 'A Deeper Look' (KBOO radio)We recognize and the people across the US recognize that Edward Snowden is an American hero and a hero to democracy worldwide.Demonstrators marched on Capitol Hill protesting NSA surveillance while U.S. intelligence officials are bracing for yet more Snowden disclosures. Michael Isikoff reports.Mara Verheyden-Hilliard discusses the newly revealed NSA surveillance program, how it ties into other domestic spying projects, and what the PCJF is doing in response.