“Edward Snowden sacrificed his liberty and his life in order to help people who he thought were being oppressed. … And the fact that this individual with no power was knowingly risking everything in his life for a political cause, and really ended up changing the world, I think is a remarkable lesson for everybody. It’s certainly something that’s certainly inspired me and has shaped how I think about things, and probably will for the rest of my life.”
Why did Snowden decide to leak the NSA documents? Journalist Glenn Greenwald explains in an extended Democracy Now! interview.