Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’

Off the normal topic of my blog but I think these men are heroes.

Rise Up Times

The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. Introduced by Ewen MacAskill

Worried about Trump's assault on press freedom ... Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Composite. (photo: Getty Images/Alan Rusbridger/Guardian UK)Worried about Trump’s assault on press freedom … Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Composite. (photo: Getty Images/Alan Rusbridger/Guardian UK)

aniel Ellsberg, the US whistleblower celebrated in Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the Nixon administration in the 70s. More than 40 years later, the man he helped inspire, Edward Snowden, was called “the terrible traitor” by Donald Trump, as he called for Snowden’s execution.

The Guardian has brought the two together – the most famous whistleblower of the 20th century…

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2 thoughts on “Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’”

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I think these men are heroes, seriously. It says a lot about the U.S. government and our society that we consider it bad if the truth is released. The public has every right to know. What gets me is that Trump called Snowden a hero when this happened but now he wants to throw him in prison. The survelliance of us is against our constitution and it’s just downright immoral. For a “free” society, I consider them calling him a traitor curbs freedom of speech & freedom of information. For a “free” society, why are we being so closely watched? If this is for terrorism, why are they watching everyone? It doesn’t add up.

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