Glenn Greenwald “The Goal Of The U.S. Government Is To Eliminate ALL Privacy Globally!”
Nov. 8 2013
"…the tapping of [German Chancellor] Merkel’s phone is a kind of window into how this pervasive intrusion of privacy and surveillance has nothing to do with terrorism. It has to do with iron control, even among people who are purported to be our allies."
“If the US government is going to attempt to imprison activists and journalists like this, it should at the very least be a fair fight. That means that Brown, who is now represented by a public defender, should have a vigorous defense able to devote the time and energy to his case that it deserves. He told me in the telephone interview we had that he believes this is the key to enabling him to avoid pleading guilty and agreeing to a prison term: something he has thus far refused to do in part because he insists he did nothing criminal, and in part because he refuses to become a government informant.”
Glenn Greenwald, in his Guardian article on “The persecution of Barrett Brown - and how to fight it”.(via assangistan)