[P2P-F] Fwd: [NetworkedLabour] Fwd: [Debate-List] (Fwd) Snowden film by Laura Poitras wins Oscar award (viva!)

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Tue Feb 24 00:20:48 CET 2015

hi Kevin,

can you post the time-sensitive announcement of snowden on our blog, feel
free to bump others,

stacco, we have lots of material now and I will be home march 3 to 8, so I
propose we go back to a rhythm of four per day until march 10 or so,


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 Edward Snowden wrote to ACLU on seeing the news
on television:

 “When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was
extremely reluctant. I’m grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The
result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and
recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more
people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary
citizens, working together, can change the world.”

 Snowden Reacts as Documentary about his Leaks wins Oscar
 By contributors <http://www.juancole.com/author/contributors> | Feb. 23,
2015 <http://www.juancole.com/2015/02/snowden-reacts-documentary.html> |

By Rainey Reitman | (EFF) –

CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ riveting documentary about Edward Snowden’s
efforts to shed light on gross surveillance abuses by the United States
government and its partners, just won the 2014 Academy Award for Best
Documentary Feature. Tonight’s Oscar win recognizes not only the incredible
cinematography of Poitras, but also her daring work with a high-stakes
whistleblower and the journalism that kick-started a worldwide debate about
surveillance and government transparency. We suspect this award was also,
as the New York Times pointed out
“a way for Academy members to make something of a political statement,
without having to put their own reputations on the line.”

We’re thrilled to see Poitras take home this prestigious award. CITIZENFOUR
distilled a multi-year battle against untargeted surveillance and delivered
it to the world with a compelling human interest story. The work of
Poitras, Snowden, and journalist Glenn Greenwald helped shape the political
course of nations across the globe. That’s worth at least an Oscar.

This award means that more people will be no doubt be watching CITIZENFOUR,
and thus learning about both Snowden’s sacrifice and the surveillance
abuses by the United States government. For those watching the movie for
the first time, there’s often a sense of urgency to get involved and fight
back against mass untargeted surveillance. Here are some suggestions for
getting started:

   1. Tell President Obama to amend Executive Order 12333
   which is the primary legal authority the NSA uses to engage in surveillance
   of people worldwide.
   2. Start using encryption <https://ssd.eff.org/> when communicating
   3. Speak out against reauthorization of a much-abused section of the
   Patriot Act
   is set to expire this summer.

And as always, help promote freedom online by becoming a member of EFF

We extend our congratulations to Laura Poitras and everyone who helped


   - Snowden’s Motivation: What the Internet Was Like Before It Was Being
   Watched, and How We Get There Again
   - The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden Documentary CITIZENFOUR

Disclosures: I serve on the board of directors of Freedom of the Press
Foundation <https://freedom.press>, a nonprofit working to champion press
freedom, along with filmmaker Laura Poitras, her colleague Glenn Greenwald,
and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Via Electronic Frontier Foundation

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