CitizenFour, the acclaimed documentary about Edward Snowden, is widely available. Maybe we need to remind ourselves that the Snowden’s disclosures may have faded into the background, but the U.S. government’s all-out assault on democracy & freedom continues today, and the ongoing prosecution and intimidation of whistle-blowers is shameful. Despite the lies and protestations from government officials, mass surveillance of every telephone call, email, and other online communications does nothing whatsoever to protect us.
If you haven’t seen the documentary, it’s worth the time to watch [run time just under 2 hours] — it’s available in most libraries. (You might also want to read Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide.)