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Art Threat: Evaporating Borders explores asylum-seekers in Cyprus

“… it’s a place I call home, although I blend in only as a familiar stranger.”

Evaporating Borders, written and directed by Iva Radivojevic, is a five-act exploration of asylum-seekers in Cyprus.

Beginning with a personal, essayistic voiceover and lush compositions, the film’s first act also uses subtly executed re-enactments of events in order to . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Evaporating Borders explores asylum-seekers in Cyprus

The Canadian Progressive: STATEMENT: WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison on Edward Snowden Asylum

Here’s a statement by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia, granted in August.

The post STATEMENT: WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison on Edward Snowden Asylum appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: The ‘irony’ of Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Latin America

Experts on Latin America issue open letter to the media, highlighting the ‘irony’ of Edward Snowden’s request for asylum in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

The post The ‘irony’ of Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Latin America appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Allowed Into Russia Weeks After Outing Himself as the NSA Leaker

The National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given permission leave the Moscow airport where he has been stranded for over a month. Snowden applied for… Read More

The Canadian Progressive: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

WikiLeaks has posted NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups, issued earlier today at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

Here’s the full text:

Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups

The Canadian Progressive: Edward Snowden says Obama administration using citizenship as a weapon

by: Edward Snowden

One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Edward Snowden says Obama administration using citizenship as a weapon

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Flees Hong Kong for Russia

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden- Hero or Traitor?

Here is an update from Democracy NowU.S. Files Espionage Charges

The exact whereabouts of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden are unknown after he reportedly left Hong Kong and landed in Moscow on Sunday. His flight came just days after the United States publicly revealed . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Flees Hong Kong for Russia

The Canadian Progressive: Aided by WikiLeaks, NSA whistleblower Snowden leaves Hong Kong, heads for asylum

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

With WikiLeaks’ aid, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left Hong Kong over the weekend and landed in Moscow en route to asylum in a third country. His departure came after Hong Kong authorities rejected U.S. government demands for his extradition.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the U.S. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Aided by WikiLeaks, NSA whistleblower Snowden leaves Hong Kong, heads for asylum

The Canadian Progressive: Federal Court of Canada rules in favour of US war deserter Jules Tindungan

Refugee Protection Division ignored evidence that U.S. military justice system fails to meet basic fairness standards by War Resisters Support Campaign | Feb. 6, 2013: TORONTO – On Friday, February 1, the Federal Court of Canada released a decision granting United Stated (US) war resister Jules Tindungan a new hearing before the Immigration and Refugee . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Federal Court of Canada rules in favour of US war deserter Jules Tindungan

Drive-by Planet: Assange asylum row: Ecuador stands up to the US

Ecuador has done the principled thing by granting asylum to Julian Assange. President Rafael Correa said that the decision was taken in order to prevent the extradition of Assange to a ‘third country.’

Some who disagree with the decision cite the UN Convention on Refugees to make the point that Assange doesn’t meet . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Assange asylum row: Ecuador stands up to the US

The Disaffected Lib: Julian Assange Granted Asylum

The Guardian reports that Ecuador has granted Julian Assange political asylum.   Given that the WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, it’s unclear whether asylum will mean he gets to stay there indefinitely.

“Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange,” said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Julian Assange Granted Asylum