On January 13, 2017, the Pardon Snowden campaign delivered more than 1 million signatures to the White House.
Snowden’s disclosures sparked a critical global debate about government surveillance.
The House Intelligence Committee report released today is full of falsehoods about Edward Snowden.
Former Senate staffers who investigated government surveillance in the 1970s have called on President Obama and Attorney General Lynch to show leniency to Edward Snowden.
More than 30 prominent writers have published a letter to President Obama requesting that he pardon Edward Snowden.
President Obama long ago recognized that Snowden’s actions “will make us stronger.” He should also know that Snowden wouldn’t be able to say so to a jury.
Winners of Sweden's 'Alternative Nobel Prize' stand with fellow laureate Edward Snowden.
The Snowden revelations showed invasions of privacy, but the response has made all of us more secure.
It’s been a very eventful week since we launched the Pardon Snowden campaign.
Wolverton calls on tech industry to lead fight for Snowden pardon.
While Edward Snowden's leaks damaged US national security, the disclosures also led to crucial surveillance reforms. A pardon would signal to the world the US has learned from its mistakes and respects internet freedom, privacy, and human rights.
In sparking needed reform at home, he performed a public service.
The former NSA contractor should be allowed to come home without criminal charges
There’s little truth in the five charges most often levelled at the whistleblower. Here’s why he deserves acclaim, not punishment.
Speaking from Russia to a session of the Athens Democracy Forum, the whistle-blower said he would maintain his focus on U.S. surveillance policies.
Edward Snowden let Americans evaluate the costs and benefits of omniscient domestic surveillance for themselves.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Wednesday thanked supporters who launched a campaign for his pardon and said for the sake of democracy, future whistleblowers must not be silenced. Speaking by video link from Moscow, where he has been in exile since 2013, Snowden said that while the Founding Fathers created checks and balances to guard against government abuses, "whistleblowers, acting in the public interest, often at great risk to themselves, are another check on those abuses of power, especially through their collaboration with journalists." He said whistleblowing "is democracy's safeguard of last resort, the one on which we rely when all other checks and balances have failed and the public has no idea what's going on behind closed doors."
Bernie Sanders, Daniel Ellsberg, former members of the NSA and more weigh in on whether Obama should grant clemency to the divisive whistleblower
Supporters of National Security Agency data leaker Edward Snowden launched a campaign Wednesday urging President Obama to pardon Snowden from a possible 30-year prison sentence. Snowden has been exiled in Russia since making off with a trove of NSA files in 2013, and he spoke from there via video link to his supporters Wednesday. The campaign coincides with the release of an Oliver Stone biopic titled, Snowden.
Activists and lawyers from a host of human rights organizations launched a campaign today asking President Obama to issue a pardon to whistleblower Edward..
President Obama will grant his last pardons by January 20, 2017, his final day in office. With that in mind, and with Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic slated for release this fall, I sat down with Ben Wizner in July to ask about the NSA whistle-blower’s chances of coming home soon.
For the last three years, one month, and seven days, Edward Snowden has been living in exile from the United States.
In fact, it sets no precedent at all: His singular leak justifies special treatment.
It is time for the United States to offer Mr. Snowden a plea bargain or some form of clemency that would allow him to return home, face at least substantially reduced punishment in light of his role as a whistle-blower, and have the hope of a life advocating for greater privacy and far stronger oversight of the runaway intelligence community.
Edward Snowden is a patriot. As a whistleblower of illegal government activity that was sanctioned and kept secret by the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government for years, he undertook great personal risk for the public good.