By Glen Barry
#IStandWithEdwardSnowden because free nations don’t spy on and murder their citizens. Democracies don’t terrorize sovereign nations and their peoples with torture, false imprisonment, and drone-based perma-war. It is time to stand up against the oil oligarchy’s police state that is stifling social change required to achieve universal human rights, justice, equity, and global ecological sustainability.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin
“If living unfreely but comfortably is something you are willing to accept” it is going to get worse with the next generation” The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The greatest fear I have for the outcome of these disclosures is that nothing will change” [that people] won’t be willing to stand up and take the risks to fight. I am not afraid, because this is the choice I’ve made.” — Edward Snowden
The Bush administration “puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide.” — Candidate Barack Obama 2007
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell
“With American spying and drone perma-war we are witnessing the end of democracy, the failure of a fragile experiment that governments are derived from the people.” — Dr. Glen Barry