Supporters of the Campaign to Pardon Edward Snowden

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We are some of the lawyers, policymakers, technologists, civil rights advocates, artists, and cryptographers who support a pardon for Snowden.

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  • Supporters

    Steve Wozniak

    Co-Founder, Apple

    George Soros

    Founder and Chair of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations

    Jack Dorsey

    Co-Founder and CEO, Twitter and Square

    Daniel Ellsberg

    Pentagon Papers Whistleblower

    Timothy Edgar

    Former White House National Security Privacy Director; Senior Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University

    Bruce Ackerman

    Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University

    Tim Berners-Lee

    Inventor of the World Wide Web

    Valerie Plame

    Former Covert CIA Operations Officer

    Ron Rivest

    Cryptographer; Founder, RSA Data Security; Institute Professor at MIT

    Neil Gaiman

    Writer

    Joyce Carol Oates

    Writer

    Michael Chabon

    Writer

    Anthony Romero

    Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

    Salil Shetty

    Secretary General, Amnesty International

    John Napier Tye

    Former State Department Official

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Actor

    Viggo Mortensen

    Actor

    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Actor

    Danny Glover

    Actor, Producer

    Mark Ruffalo

    Actor

    Patricia Arquette

    Actor

    Daniel Radcliffe

    Actor

    Ken Roth

    Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

    Lili Taylor

    Actor

    Jimmy Wales

    Founder, Wikipedia

    Susan Sarandon

    Actor

    Teju Cole

    Writer

    Linda Sarsour

    Co-founder, MPowerChange.org

    John Cusack

    Actor

    Alan Rusbridger

    Former Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian

    Eve Ensler

    Playwright

    Alex Gibney

    Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker

    Laura Poitras

    Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker

    Martin Sheen

    Actor

    Mark Weinstein

    Founder and CEO of MeWe

    Malkia Cyril

    Executive Director, Center for Media Justice

    Jonathan Lethem

    Writer

    Cheryl Strayed

    Writer

    Lawrence Lessig

    Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

    Alex Soros

    Founder of The Alexander Soros Foundation

    Erwin Chermerinsky

    Dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law

    Lydia Millet

    Writer

    Melvin Goodman

    Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency; Author

    Colm Tóibín

    Writer

    Baratunde Thurston

    Comedian, Writer, and Cultural Critic

    Barry Eisler

    Former CIA officer; best-selling author

    Jeffrey Sachs

    PhD, University Professor, Columbia University

    Esther Dyson

    Chairman, HICCup

    Ann Cavoukian

    Three-Term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada

    Glenn Greenwald

    Founding Editor, The Intercept

    Rosie O'Donnell

    Actor, Comedian, and Author

    Sophie in 't Veld

    Member of the European Parliament

    Ancilla van de Leest

    Party Front Runner, Dutch Pirate Party

    Peter Saarsgaard

    Actor

    Birgitta Jonsdottir

    Member of the Icelandic Parliament

    Brewster Kahle

    Founder, Internet Archive

    Michael Moore

    Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker

    Peter Gabriel

    Musician

    Matthew Green

    Cryptographer and Security Technologist, Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute

    Joshua Bloch

    CMU professor of computer science, former Google Chief Java Architect, author of "Effective Java"

    Christopher H. Pyle

    Consultant to the Church Committee; Professor of Law and Politics, Mount Holyoke College

    Gerbenjan Gerbrandy

    Member of the European Parliament

    Marietje Schaake

    Member of the European Parliament

    Wallace Shawn

    Playwright

    Noam Chomsky

    Professor, MIT, Retired

    Matthijs van Miltenburg

    Member of the European Parliament

    Janine Gibson

    Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed UK

    Kate Crawford

    Academic and Author

    Jan Philipp Albrecht

    Member of European Parliament

    Phil Giraldi

    Former CIA Officer; Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest

    Eileen Myles

    Poet

    Konstantin von Notz

    Member of German Bundestag

    Vince Warren

    Executive Director, The Center For Constitutional Rights

    Michael Cunningham

    Writer

    Malte Spitz

    Board Member Alliance 90/The Greens

    Oliver Stone

    Film Director

    Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

    Chancellor, Pontifical Academy of Sciences

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  • More Supporters

    Naomi Shihab Nye

    Writer

    Rebecca Solnit

    Writer

    John Perry Barlow

    Co-Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    David Talbot

    Author and Founder of Salon

    Kyp Malone

    Musician

    Rachel Kushner

    Writer

    David Strathaim

    Participant, Theater of War/Outside the Wire

    Michael Lerner

    Rabbi and Writer

    Francine Prose

    Writer

    Amanda Palmer

    Musician

    Michael German

    Writer, Former FBI Special Agent

    Megan Price

    Executive Director, Human Rights Data Analysis Group

    Geoff Dyer

    Writer

    Maggie Nelson

    Writer

    Joshua Cohen

    Writer

    Nicholson Baker

    Writer

    Cory Doctorow

    Co-Editor, Boing Boing

    Alison Bechdel

    Cartoonist

    Laurie Anderson

    Artist

    Gus Hosein

    Executive Director, Privacy International

    Ursula Le Guin

    Writer

    Micah Sifry

    Co-Founder, Personal Democracy Media

    Perry Chen

    Founder, Kickstarter

    Anna Galland

    Executive Director, MoveOn.org Civic Action

    James Bamford

    Author of A Trilogy on NSA; Foreign Policy Columnist

    Lisa Lucas

    Executive Director, National Book Foundation

    Ronald Deibert

    Director, The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

    Trevor Timm

    Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation

    Christophe

    Musician

    Xeni Jardin

    Co-Editor, Boing Boing

    Jerry Taylor

    President, Niskanen Center

    Norman Rush

    Writer

    Gary Numan

    Musician

    Ilya Sheyman

    Executive Director, MoveOn.org Political Action

    Craig Aaron

    President and CEO, Free Press

    Rivka Galchen

    Writer

    Neil Tennant

    Musician

    Jeremy Scahill

    Founding Editor, The Intercept

    Moxie Marlinspike

    Founder, Open Whisper Systems

    Jean Stein

    Writer

    Nick Flynn

    Writer

    Mona Eltahawy

    Columnist

    Mike Harris

    CEO, 89up

    Micah Lee

    Technologist, The Intercept

    Sam Lipsyte

    Writer

    Phillip Rogaway

    Author, The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work

    Jen Indovina

    CEO & Founder at Tenrehte Technologies

    Francisco Goldman

    Writer

    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Musician and Activist

    Yana Buhrer Tavanier

    Co-Founder and CEO of Fine Acts

    Mela London

    Film Editor

    Joseph O'Neill

    Writer

    Morgan Marquis-Boire

    Director of Security, First Look Media

    Deborah Eisenberg

    Writer

    Brenda Coughlin

    Film Producer

    Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

    Executive Director, Witness

    Andrew Rasiej

    Co-Founder, Personal Democracy Media

    Max Temkin

    Designer

    Astra Taylor

    Filmmaker

    Ricken Patel

    Co-Founder and CEO, Avaaz

    David Lyon

    Director, Surveillance Studies Centre

    Ethan Zuckerman

    Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

    Duriel E. Harris

    Ph.D.

    Nikil Saval

    Editor

    Michael Stipe

    Musician

    Rainey Reitman

    Activism Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Joslyn Barnes

    Film Producer

    Leigh Honeywell

    Technologist

    Richard Beck

    Writer and n+1 Editor

    Jessamyn West

    Librarian; Founder of librarian.net

    Alison Macrina

    Founder, Library Freedom Project

    Meghan O’Rourke

    Poet

    Joel Whitney

    Author and Founder of GuernicaMag.com

    Isis Agora Lovecruft

    Lead Software Developer, the Tor Project

    John Sullivan

    Executive Director, Free Software Foundation

    Anne Carson

    Poet

    Danielle Trussoni

    Writer

    Mary Jo Bang

    Poet

    Farid Matuk

    Poet

    Robin Doherty

    Co-Founder, Hack for Privacy

    Adam Hochschild

    Writer

    José Ugaz

    Chair, Transparency International

    Katie Ford

    Poet

    Norman Solomon

    Author

    Cobus de Swardt

    Managing Director, Transparency International

    Lucy R. Lippard

    Writer

    Fanny Howe

    Writer

    Wojtek Bougusz

    Digital Security Expert

    Sari Botton

    Writer

    Marie Howe

    Poet

    Mishi Choudhary

    Technology Lawyer; Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Center; Executive Director, SFLC India

    Pamela Yates

    Filmmaker

    Anna Stein

    Literary Agent

    Asher Wolf

    Journalist

    Robert Currie

    Artist

    Carolyn Forche

    Poet, University Professor, Georgetown University

    Valerie Aurora

    Co-Founder, Ada Initiative

    Jamie Quatro

    Writer

    Matthew Rohrer

    Poet

    Terry Tempest Williams

    Writer

    Michael Maren

    Writer

    Regan Good

    Poet

    Paul La Farge

    Writer

    Michael Klein

    Poet and Writer

    Paco De Onis

    Filmmaker

    Joshuah Bearmar

    Writer

    Graham Foust

    Poet

    Joni Wallace

    Poet

    Fred Marchant

    Poet

    James Lecesne

    Writer

    Paul Lazar

    Writer

    Peter Cameron

    Writer

    Elliott Holt

    Writer

    Bob Holman

    Poet

    Andrew Ross

    Sociologist

    Wendell Potter

    Author

    Jeff Sharlet

    Writer

    Martin Moran

    Author and Actor

    Dennis Nurkse

    Poet, Teacher at Sarah Lawrence College

    Immy Humes

    Filmmaker

    Susan Griffin

    Author of “A Chorus of Stones”

    Annie-B Parson

    Choreographer and Dancer

    Thisbe Nissen

    Writer

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  • Organizations

    Access Now
    Brave New Films
    Center for Constitutional Rights
    Courage Foundation
    Demand Progress
    Electronic Frontier Finland
    Expose Facts
    freepress
    Government Accountability Project
    Library Freedom Project
    Privacy International
    Project Censored
    Restore the Fourth
    Roots Action
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