Snowden realized he had the power to help stop a mass security state and felt he had no choice but to come forward despite the personal risks. His courage infected Greenwald, as it should infect each of us
Greenwald: Never doubt you can change the world, it is not who you are but what you do
If you are interested in the state of freedom, privacy and the US security state, this is a must watch video of a speech by Glenn Greenwald about Edward Snowden’s revelations describing the NSA’s global dragnet surveillance program, its implications and the reaction of the corporate, mass media and government. One month after the initial revelations Greenwald provides personal reflections and insights about one of the most important disclosures in US history. Greenwald is introduced by Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater and the film Dirty Wars. Scahill describes how Greenwald has shaken the foundations of Washington, DC and why we should all stand with him. Scahill is introduced by Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism. The event takes place at “Socialism 2013” in Chicago. Greenwald speaks via Skype.