The Revelations of Edward Snoden via Glenn Greenwald

Portrait of Glenn Greenwald -creator of Unclai...

Portrait of Glenn Greenwald -creator of Unclaimed Territory blog and contributing writer at (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am always trying to bring information to my readers and to the general public from source that others my not be associated with. This podcast comes from a CBC Radio 1 program Day Six with Brent Bambury(for American readers, CBC is Canada’s public broadcaster). It is imperative that the mass public come to know and understand issues that effect their World know or not know.

So I bring you a podcast of Glenn Greenwald speaking to Brent about Edward Snowden’s revelations, spying and how the Mass Media deals with stories the Establishment might not like the public to know.

Image representing Edward Snowden as depicted ...

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To listen to the show click on the link below. The  Glenn Greenwald piece starts at the 1:30 minute mark and ends at approx. 18:08.

At right, picture of Edward Snowden, former NSA agent.

Brent Bambury

Thanks to CBC Host Brent Bambury for his courage in producing such an important story.

Now here is the pushback

Jian Ghomeshi (of the radio station Q) speaks with Ron Diebert about his part in an organization called Citizen Lab on censorship and internet surveillance, at the conclusion of the cyber surveillance in Sochi. Citizen Lab has just been awarded with the Mac Aurther Award. Quoting Q site “The MacArthur awards, which do not seek or accept nominations, recognize “exceptional” organizations that generate provocative ideas, reframe the debate or provide new ways of looking at persistent problems”.

Further quoting Q on the interview “Deibert explains that his organization aims to “lift the lid on the internet” and reveal things that aren’t apparent to the average user.

ron-diebert-220.jpgJian and Ron

“We just don’t understand that we leave this digital exhaust around us that doesn’t just evaporate into the ether,” he says, adding that the Citizen Lab breaks down the silos between traditional research areas to offer a more complete picture.

“For me it’s not really about privacy … it’s about the potential for the abuse of unchecked power,” says Deibert.

If you have no restraints on governments and corporations, he warns, it’s very easy to erode the foundation of healthy societies.

“We have a structural flaw in the heart of our liberal democracy that needs urgent correcting.”
Click below to hear the podcast. Interview begins at 2:40 min. and ends approx. 17:25 min.)

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About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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