Wikileaks releases video of Snowden speaking out against govt surveillance

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As we reported earlier this week, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently emerged from hiding to receive the Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award.

Now, video footage of Snowden speaking has been released on the WikiLeaks website.

The whistleblower asserted that when the U.S. government taps into phone and Internet connections around the world, we are “at risk of coming into conflict with our own government.”

 

To see the other videos of Snowden released by WikiLeaks click here.

Snowden said the spying puts “entire populations under sort of an eye that sees everything even when it’s not needed.” He continued, “They hurt our economy. They hurt our country. They limit our ability to speak and think and live and be creative, to have relationships and to associate freely.”

He slammed the U.S. government for attempting to punish him for the leaking. Government officials are “unwilling to prosecute high officials who lied to Congress and the country on camera, but they’ll stop at nothing to persecute someone who told them the truth,” he said.

On the day that the video was recorded, Snowden was given the Sam Adams Associates Integrity and Intelligence Award by a group of retired CIA officers. It is awarded each year to an individual who takes a stand against abuse of information gathering. Many of the award’s past recipients have been whistleblowers — in fact, the award itself is named after Vietnam whistleblower Samuel A. Adams. Wikileak’s Julian Assange received the award in 2010.

SEE ALSO: 
- Snowden accepts whistleblower award in Russia
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Snowden: Obama administration afraid of an awake public

Source: http://benswann.com/wikileaks-releases-video-of-snowden-speaking-out-against-govt-surveillance/

One comment

  1. This guy risked his whole life… for US. No no not the U.S., us, us…
    A Nobel prize to all Truth Tellers! They should be out there living FREE.
    That is, if Nobel hasn’t already lost it’s meaning and authority after the latest Scandals (Obama Nobel… for what? And especially after what his own conflicting andself- contradicting actions now show…or the so-called ‘economic experts’, who actually were behind the derivatives Scam that stand behind the Worlds Crisis… wait, let’s give a Nobel to their buddies too, who now are appointed as Treasury Ministers in Obama’s administration and Harvard lectors corrupting our Schools!)
    Disgrace to their own history and descendants. They should be put inside and prosecuted, our so-called governments/corporates/banks/pr/…, scumbags!
    Praise and support our Freedom Defenders and Truth Tellers:-)

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