Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Video About a Life Worth Living--Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill on Edward Snowden

The Socialism 2013 Conference in Chicago (June 27-30, 2013) featured a talk by Glenn Greenwald (via Skype) on Edward Snowden and his recent NSA revelations. The 54 minute video is somewhat surprisingly full of humor and includes Greenwald's report on who Snowden is, and why he ultimately decided to release the information about massive NSA spying and the growing American surveillance state.  (While I whole-heartedly agree with the sentiments of Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, I do not necessarily agree with other speakers at the conference. In particular, I disagree with many of the conclusions of Ian Angus, who does not believe "that 'overpopulation' is a major cause of environmental destruction." Only a fool or the intelligently ignorant could reach such a conclusion. Unfortunately (for the biosphere), there are too many people on the left, seemingly alienated from biology, mathematics, and the natural world, who share his views.)

If the video below does not play, simply click on the title and it will take you to YouTube. You'll probably want to speed through the initial introduction by a very pumped-up, overly enthusiastic and loud introduction by one Sherry Wolf.

Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out


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