Reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs

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Reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs
Started by Dwight Crow

Ed Snowden is the 29-year-old whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in decades, possibly in U.S. history. Now, his future is uncertain while he's on the run in Hong Kong.

We should set a precedent by rewarding this type of extremely courageous behavior. It's def…

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Dwight CrowUPDATE: In light of the sensitive legal situation surrounding Edward Snowden and the fact that he is in an undisclosed location outside of the United States, it's been impossible to get the money raised in this campaign directly to him. So instead, Crowdtilt and I have decided to donate the funds to the Freedom of the Press Foundation: an organization that fights for the cause of exposing abuse and lawbreaking in government through aggressive, hard-hitting journalism, reporting, and whistleblowers.Why is the FPF the best place for these funds? 1) They aim to educate the public about the fact that brave whistleblowers like Edward Snowden are critical to ensure government transparency when traditional avenues are cut off by Congress or the executive branch, and 2) Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras -- who have reported many of the NSA stories based on the documents leaked by Snowden -- are founding board members. Co-founded by Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, FPF's motto is "leaks are vital to a free press and republic" and they have been harsh critics of the Obama administration's crackdown on whistleblowers.Again -- thank you all for your support! If you'd like a refund for your contribution to this campaign, please email [email protected] and you'll be able to get one promptly.
2 years ago
Dwight CrowUPDATE: You're all amazing, and this campaign has been an absolutely wild ride. I'm beyond impressed by all your passion and enthusiasm for Snowden's efforts. With your support, we've managed to hit our $15,000 goal and on the way to providing some solid financial support for Edward himself. Not just that -- but the whole world has been watching us, as this page was covered in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Guardian, and much more.Many of you have inquired about when (and how) the funds will be disbursed to help Ed, now that the campaign is ending, and the short answer is that I'm still figuring out the specific logistics with the help of the Crowdtilt team. We're in the midst of discussions with the EFF and similar organizations about establishing a Defense Fund for Snowden, and endowing it with the funds we've raised here.Regardless, I'll keep you updated as soon as I have more information on how Crowdtilt will be disbursing the funds collected here. I will fully make sure that these funds are applied in the best possible way to reward Snowden, to help him through the hardships he's facing in the wake of his brave leaks.Thank you all SO much for your support, and I can guarantee it won't be forgotten anytime soon :)
2 years ago