- Moral Courage and Disobedience To Higher Authority Even At The Risk Of Persecution
- Union Debate: “This House Would call Edward Snowden a hero.”
- Life on the Edge of Death (Graphic)
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March 21, 2014 | “Chris Hedges, a long-time journalist with the New York Times, opened for the proposition. Hedges said that a hero “shows moral courage and disobedience to higher authority even at the risk of persecution” and drew parallels between Snowden and soldiers who stopped the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. Hedges stated: “There is no free press without the ability of newspapers to protect the confidentiality of their sources” and “the relationship of tracking and being tracked by the state is the relationship between a master and a slave.” He ridiculed the NSA for collecting data on “the UN Secretary General, cardinals at the papal conclave, American companies, and NSA agents’ ex-lovers.”
Chris Hedges, a weekly columnist for Truthdig, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries, specializing in American politics and society.
Edward Snowden: Famed NSA leaker who fled the USA to Hong Kong, then Moscow.
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Union Debate: “This House Would call Edward Snowden a hero”
Mike Lee, Oxford Student
27/02/2014 | The Oxford Union’s 6th debate was a passionate affair, with speeches focusing on whether whistleblowing constitutes treason or a call for justice, and whether Edward Snowden, the now-famous source of the files that revealed the National Security Agency global data-tapping programme, merits the title “hero.”
Life on the Edge of Death (Graphic), Gavin Aung Than, GoComics
The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.'