Glenn Greenwald: Internet is Front Line in Battle Between Freedom and Tyranny

Claire Bernish | ANTIMEDIA

VIDEO: acTVism interviews Glenn Greenwald About the New Media Revolution

Pontiac, Michigan — Glenn Greenwald made a name for himself in June 2013 when he helped facilitate the release of documents obtained by Edward Snowden that detailed the National Security Agency’s extensive domestic surveillance program. Published in The Guardian and The Washington Post, the article series won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Before becoming a journalist, Greenwald litigated cases concerning constitutional law and civil rights. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he described his work on First Amendment cases as “a heroic attribute to be so committed to a principle you apply it not when it’s easy . . . not when it supports your position, not when it protects people you like, but when it defends and protects people that you hate.”

An excellent example of how far into our personal lives the government wants to peer can be found right now in the impending Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) — which currently sits before Congress — that would essentially guarantee the entire alphabet soup of federal agencies direct access to your sensitive, private information (visit Fight For The Future for more information on what can be done to stop the insidious CISA legislation).

Greenwald has earned top prizes for his investigative journalism and is widely respected, despite — or perhaps because of — the controversial nature of his work. His latest articles can be seen in The Intercept, where he serves as editor alongside Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

Part of acTVism’s ongoing series of whistleblower videos, this second of three interviews featuring Glenn Greenwald is titled The Internet, Democracy, New Media Revolution & Citizen Journalism. Keep an eye out for the third and final interview with Greenwald on November 2nd. First in the series was titled Corporate Media, Propaganda & Reactions to Snowden’s Revelations.


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