Edward Snowden: a whistleblower, not a spy

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Editorial: He has published US government information. And it is for this – not espionage – that he will have to answer to the law

Greg Russak‘s insight:

"This is emphatically not a cold war style national security case; it is a 21st century case about the appropriate balance between the power of the secret state and the rights of free citizens in the internet era. To charge Mr Snowden under America’s first world war Espionage Act is inappropriate. We live in a different world from that. America is not at war in the traditional sense. Mr Snowden is not a spy. Nor is he a foreign agent. He is a whistleblower. He has published government information. And it is as a whistleblower that he will eventually have to answer to the law." – The Guardian 

See on www.guardian.co.uk

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