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Ed Snowden Emerges From Hiding To Receive Award, Father Lon Snowden Makes Trip To Russia (See Photo)

Ed Snowden Emerges From Hiding To Receive Award, Father Lon Snowden Makes Trip To Russia (SEE PHOTO)

6 hours ago | International, Politics, US | Posted by Kristin Tate
October 10, 2013

A new photo of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has surfaced — it is the first photo released of Snowden since he left the Moscow airport.

Snowden emerged from hiding to receive the Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award. In the photo, the whistleblower appeared to be healthy and happy. He smiled as he stood next to Sarah Harrison, the WikiLeaks journalist who helped him get asylum in Russia.

At this time, the geographical location where Snowden received the award is unclear, but he was most likely in Moscow.

The Sam Adams Associates Integrity and Intelligence Award is given each year by a group of retired CIA officers. It is given to an individual who takes a stand against abuse of information gathering. Many of the award’s past recipients have been whistleblowers — in fact, the award itself is named after Vietnam whistleblower Samuel A. Adams. Wikileak’s Julian Assange received the award in 2010.

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EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden receives Sam Adams Award; Video by WikiLeaks + Ray McGovern & T. Drake's Reaction meeting Ed in Person

Snowden receiving Sam Adams Award in Moscow - WikiLeaks Release

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Courtesy: WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has released footage from a secret meeting in Moscow during which NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was awarded the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. In the first video appearance since he was granted asylum in Russia, Snowden spoke about US government transparency and dangers to democracy caused by the NSA mass spying programs. The meeting was attended by the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake and former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks -- all whistleblowers in their own respects.


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FIRST VIDEO: Snowden receives Sam Adams Award in Moscow

Published time: October 11, 2013 23:55
Edited time: October 12, 2013 04:15

The first videos of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have surfaced since he received asylum in Russia. The footage, provided by WikiLeaks, was taken during the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence awards ceremony.

The video fragments of a meeting, attended by the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake and former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks – all whistleblowers in their own respects – were released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

In the first video appearance since he was granted asylum in Russia, Snowden spoke about US government transparency and dangers to democracy caused by the NSA mass spying programs.


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Snowden: US govt allows top officials to lie to Congress, yet prosecutes truth-tellers

Published on Oct 12, 2013

Edward Snowden hasn't been seen by the wider public since he received political asylum in Russia until now. Wikileaks has released new footage of the NSA whistleblower. They did not reveal exactly where it was filmed though, because of concerns about his security. RT's Lucy Kafanov reports. READ MORE http://on.rt.com/egf69s

Edward Snowden receives Sam Adams Award

RT America
Published on Oct 10, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden had some special visitors this week in Moscow. Jesselyn Radack with the Government Accountability Project, Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, Coleen Rowley, former FBI Agent former NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake met with Snowden in an undisclosed location to present the leaker with the Sam Adams Award for Integrity and Intelligence. RT's Kevin Owen has more on the meeting of the minds and asks Snowden's guests about the state of the whistleblower.

Ray McGovern & Tom Drake Describe Their Meeting With Edward Snowden In Russia

Published on Oct 11, 2013
October 11, 2013 CNN

** The Magnificent Ray McGovern to the CNN pressitute: Some of us take our Solemn Oath to protect & defend the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, far more seriously than others!

Snowden's father [Lon Snowden], arrives in Moscow: 'Thankful my son safe & free in Russia'

Published on Oct 9, 2013

The father of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly arrived in Moscow. Lon Snowden's flight touched down at Sheremetyevo Airport - where his son famously spent five weeks in transit limbo before receiving asylum in Russia.

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Snowden's father arrives in Moscow

Published time: October 10, 2013 04:08
Edited time: October 10, 2013 08:37

The father of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow. Lon Snowden's flight touched down at Sheremetyevo Airport - where his son famously spent five weeks in transit limbo before receiving asylum in Russia.

The plane carrying Lon Snowden landed in Moscow Thursday morning, RT crew on the scene reported.

Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena has been seen in the terminal accompanying Lon Snowden. The two came out to speak to the media after finishing with legalities, although the appearance was brief, because Lon Snowden was tired after his flight.

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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Glad to see his father visited him

Hopefully, the CIA has not located Edward. They looked happy. He looked happy, and I'm glad Sarah of WikiLeaks is still there, all under the protection of the Russian people and I daresay the undercover Russian agents. Edward must be seen as somewhat of a hero to the local Russian people who understand oppression. It is ironic that today Putin reflects more of our old cultural values than our own government. Very sad, indeed, and to think how our country has painted the Russians over the years.


These people are HERO's for truth and justice!

I can't beieve this hasn't gotten more attention!

What am I missing? Am I the only one bumping this?

Between you and me ((((emalvini))))

I am very impressed with Malala Yousfazia, a Pakistani Sunni girl who was shot point blank three times in the face because she stoop up for the right to a secular education, for girls, but really for all people. I think she is very brave to have made a stand against an oppressive regime, that she did not run away or use someone to speak for her like snowden.

She blew the whistle on oppression from the Taliban who are worse than American un/law and out of/order stories on DP.

Malala made a brilliant speach to the UN, which I'm no fan of the UN or it's agenda, However, I am for the right of women who want an education to have an education, and if they don't want to wear a scarf over their face, it's their choice, not a law. I'm not advocating getting involved with Pakistan, which we already are on many levels. So why not this one? Why not stand with Malala who shows us what it is ti stand for a right, take bullets to the face, and not stop making that stand, but to take it to the "top" of the secular world. She is not saying, "wipe out the Taliban". She is saying, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNhZu3ttIU

She's a real hero to me. Why not you?

I would

still rather see her not have been shot by any bullets in the first place. Perhaps if she could have gone somewhere out of the way while the guns were aimed at her, then she would not have had to suffer the misdeeds of evil people.

That's basically what she is standing for

She was riding a school bus with other children and they got on the bus seeking her out and then point black shot her in the face three times all because SHE wants an education. It's a miracle she's alive. It's time for the Malala's of this world to stop running away from those who seek them out with bullets to the face and for us to STAND, not run, but STAND WITH THEM.

Edward Sniwden has entangled the UK, where the paper, Brazil, with Greenwald and his husband David, and Russia where he is now for a few more months.. he ran.. Malala didn't run. She took the bullets to the face and has made some very humbling and remarkable speaches for peace.

Malala is the best thing that's happened for Islam on a global scale and I think it's important to stand with Muslims like Malala against those who obviously want to rid the Earth from those who dare think for themselves.

You shouldn't wish injustice

You shouldn't wish injustice on anyone nor fault someone for trying to avoid it. What cause would it serve if Snowden was disappeared or murdered? We'd be here today conversing and still thinking that our communications weren't being compiled to profile and control us. Now we know better.

I don't believe I do

It's not like I'm holding a grudge or want something bad for Snowden and Greenwald; I just don't see them as real deals.. this whole thing is like a bad soap opera and why it appears contrived to me.. Snowden is a pawn, I'm not saying he's dumb.. he's not, but would we trade him for a Russian spy imprisioned here? Was he "given up"?

I have never thought that my communications were not being compiled to profile me. What get's me, is that it appears I can not get the profile on me.

You say "now we know".. how many people abandoned DP because of Snowden and Greenwald?

If Snowden or Greenwald passed, it would make it another conspiracy theory (entertainment, because there is never whole truth or justice for a conspiracy theory to be a conspiracy theory).

I did not know

of the extent my communications where being compiled and especially stored. I think, prior to Snowden, most people were oblivious to this. If he's a pawn, then his leak has worked in our favour. Agencies spying on non-suspects and citizenry has to end for people to be free, IMO. And, what do you mean, "how many people abandoned DP because of Snowden and Greenwald?" This isn't a game where we have team Right vs Left, and you have to fight against the other at all cost, or RINOS vs UberLibs, or team USA vs Russia. That's a diversionary construct made to keep people enslaved.

How has it worked in our favor?

Is our favor establishing a UN global government?

Maybe it's because I was born and raised in the military, but looking back over my life, privacy (which I value as the greatest form of security) is a product.

To me, what Snowden revealed was the end of NSA.. it had lost it's way due to the Patriot Act, which was one of the things I thought Ron Paul wanted to end with his campaign to, "Restore the Republic" (back to constitutional government, not UN compliant Patriot Act).

I asked how many left DP after Snowden's announcement because most seem to think his announcement was simply, "You are being spied on by the NSA and all related organizations that have communications", which would include blogs. Many like me, never signed up for Google or facebook, ebay, etc., or many accounts, because DP has been warning us for years that we are being tracked.. and I know people who tell me that they don't even own a computer because a computer is nothing but a tracking device.. so if it's a really BIG deal.. I think it's a fair question.. "If privacy is such a BIG deal, and YOU KNOW, you are being tracked, if you don't want to be tracked, why would you go where you KNOW you are being tracked?

In the NWO you are correct, there isn't a team USA Vs Russia.. it's ONE NWO for ALL.. but for me, I don't want to be Russia, or a NWO.. I would like to see our Constitution and Bill of Rights empower people, not take people into a NWO.

I see the term "divisionary" being used a lot lately, and here's my take on that.. If you are seeking division, you will find it. Those who point out what is division are seeking division and for what? Are we all to be Borg, and no one can think or say what ideas they have for FEAR of being LABLED "divisionary".

I am not for a global government and if that makes me a divisionary on DP, please let me know. Gawd forbid I think for myself, and form opinions freely when the DP has it's own slave ship ruled by the whip of lables like "divisionary". Eh?

Let me get this straight.

You think that the NSA leaks are going to usher in a new wave of UN based global spying because America and the rest of the world are outraged at the abuses of America's global spying regime?

Do you think the leaks further the forming of another global spy regime? Do you think it's a trade between American brand global spying and UN brand of global spying? Do you think that somehow that's different and that people will want anything remotely close to any of this? Do you think Snowden and Greenwald are pushing for this switch?

You said the "NSA.. had lost it's way due to the Patriot Act". Does that really make sense? Did it have a good purpose before and somehow its objectives changed and somehow it wasn't geared for this prior to the patriot act? Do you think spy agencies have a genuine role in a free society and that the obvious goal shouldn't be to dismantled all of them?

You're going to have to explain to me how you think Snowden/Greenwald is being used as a pawn or a pusher for global government.

I don't disagree with you're criticism of calling something "diversionary" and I may have used it unfairly, but if one of the goals of a free peoples is to rid themselves of being searched and monitored without cause, then detracting from the content of such a message to criticize the messenger might still be "divisionary" in a genuine dividing kind of way.

Would you wish this information never came to light? Would you prefer it to have come to light and Snowden to be in some prison (or worst) if he tried to stay in America and go through legal channels?


I think the NSA "leaks" were not leaks, nothing most people didn't allready know, and why it was most interesting because we keep waiting for the rest of the story.. which to me, is the global connection.. Hong Kong, Britian, Russia, South America.

The "leaks" were fabricated to upset Americans, because to break America, you've got to break the people from a love of country.. the country needs to be seen as trash, the government, trash, something to toss, get rid of.. you don't think the USA government would fold and the world would leave Americans with no government.. least we forget we are in a shut down mode now,, a little practice.. not so bad not having any government.. eh?

Yes, NSA has a good purpose, when it comes to collecting intel which has always been and walways will be part of this world, to deny it, or to ignor that this happens by ALL governments, from gossip to investigations, the war on drugs.. NARCs.. government is about control, so one is either going to control their intel oe be controlled by another's, and America'a was accepted because freedom isn't free, NSA was a tool for freedom, Snowden said it was a tool that proved the government is not of, by and for wee the people, but using it against us.. and he fled to a country that has less freedom (make any sense?) Meanwhile Putin and Obama continue to go about their business togetherin space, troops training together...

So I hope that you understand, spy agencies are here to stay in many ways and on many levels, like it or not.. surely you do not believe that you will see a world without spying?

Privacy is a business..

Would I have rathered NSA story didn't happen? I would have prefered the war on drugs to end and the DEA been reorganozed to work on Monsanto crops..for example.. work on hormones in water supplies.. something useful and to be proud of.