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Demand clemency for Edward Snowden!

This petition, started by libertarian politician and former US Congressman Ron Paul calls on the Obama administration “to let Mr. Snowden return home without the fear of persecution or imprisonment.” It has gained over 37,000 signatures in five months.

The revelations have and continue to open our minds to the truth and power of our government. We are being watched and recorded. And we don’t have to do anything wrong; individuals can be falsely attacked to derive suspicion.

Reflecting on Mr. Snowden’s sacrifices — his livelihood, citizenship and freedom — made to provide us with the disturbing scope of the National Security Agency (NSA) mass surveillance and data collection efforts, we at Voices of Liberty want to thank him for being a voice for freedom, liberty and truth.

Read more and sign: Demand Clemency For Edward Snowden!

Letter from Thomas Shannon

In this short extract from a 2009 letter, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon thanks NSA Director Keith Alexander for the “deep insight into the plans and intentions” of other participants in the Fifth Summit of the Americas that the agency had provided: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.

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Live Q&A with Edward Snowden: Thursday 23rd January, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST

Edward Snowden will be answering questions submitted by the public on his official support site, freesnowden.is, this Thursday 23 January at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST. The support site is run by The Courage Foundation and is the only endorsed Snowden Defence Fund.

This is the first Snowden live chat since June 2013 and will last for an hour starting at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST. Questions can be submitted on twitter on the day of the event using the #AskSnowden hashtag. Edward Snowden’s responses will appear at http://www.freesnowden.is/asksnowden

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