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“Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize”


Edward Snowden
Photo credit: UK’s Guardian

“A Swedish professor has nominated NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for revealing the extent of the NSA’s vast surveillance program “in a heroic effort at great personal cost.”

In his letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Stefan Svallfors, a professor of sociology at Sweden’s Ume University, added that awarding the prize to Snowden would “also help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute that incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision to award U.S. President Barack Obama 2009 award.”

In revealing the extent of the NSA’s extensive spying, ‘conducted in contravention of national laws and international agreements,’ Snowden ‘has helped to make the world a little better and safer,’ the professor writes. He ‘has also shown that individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms,” quoting Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams.
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Editor’s Note:
Where were NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, the AP. etc. on rpeorting this sotry in America?
The ONLY major news source covering this in the United States was the Huffington Post.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced by Thorbjrn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Friday 11 October, 11:00 a.m.

Posted by Steve on July 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

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