HUMAN RIGHTS & FREEDOMS

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Edward Snowden

Former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information to the American people revealing numerous global surveillance programs.

  • "Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."

  • “Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free.”

  • “These programs were never about terrorism: they're about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They're about power.”

  • “You shouldn’t change your behavior because a government agency somewhere is doing the wrong thing. If we sacrifice our values because we’re afraid, we don’t care about those values very much.”

  • “I don't want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded.”

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.

  • “A right delayed is a right denied.”

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