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Whistleblower Song (Snowden, Manning)

(UPDATE) The whistleblower Song (YES WE SCAN) is about the 2013 mass surveillance scandal and in solidarity to Whistleblower Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning and the worldwide protests against mass suveillance, #StopWatchingUs movement.

Lyrics:

Intro:
Based on documents leaked by Whistleblower Edward Snowden, in mid-2013 several news outlets revealed, that espionage activities conducted by US and UK intelligence agencies targeted emails, online chats and browsing histories from over a billion innocent users from dozens of countries around the world, via servers of firms including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Yahoo, Apple, ...
wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_mass_surveillance_scandal

Refrain LALA
La la la la, la la la la la.
La la la la, la la la la la.
La la la la, la la la la la.
La la la la, la la la la la. Hey!

Strophe Edward Snowden:
Edward Snowden is an American former intelligence analyst (NSA, CIA), who leaked details of several top-secret U.S. and British government mass surveillance programs (to the press).
wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden
A whistleblower is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistleblower

Refrain Edward Snowden:
Edward Snowden, whistleblower King.
Edward Snowden, doing the right thing.
Edward Snowden, let us stop spying.
Edward Snowden, everybody sing. Hey!

Strophe Bradley Manning:
Bradley Manning had leaked classified material to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks published documents such as "Collateral Murder" video and diplomatic cables.
Manning exposed the truth about America's wars in the Middle East, helped spark a global debate about the US foreign policy.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Manning

Refrain Bradley Manning:
Bradley Manning, whistleblower King.
Bradley Manning, doing the right thing.
Bradley Manning, we will supporting.
Bradley Manning, everybody sing. Hey!

Break bad:
USA - NSA,
UK - GCHQ,
PRISM, Tempora, XKeyscore,
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, mass surveillance.

Break good:
Privacy, democracy,
demonstration, direct action,
data protection, data encryption,
use GnuPG, its for free. Everybody sing:

"YES WE SCAN"
Obama - USA, Cameron - UK, Rudd - Australia, Harper - Canada, Key - New Zealand, Merkel - Germany, Hollande - France

Outro:
Attention attention! Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!

end titles:
Greenwald: "Why should people care about surveillance?"
Snowden: "Because even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded."

Screenshot from the music-video

YES WE SCAN image from the frazy.tv whistleblower song
YES WE SCAN image (high quality download)

What can I do against surveillance?

Secure your data:
GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)- allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication (free software).
TrueCrypt - free open-source disk encryption software.

Secure your online browsing:
HTTPS Everywhere by the Electronic Frontier Foundation is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. Encrypt the web.

Be careful with your private data, e.g. at Facebook and google+. See www.eff.org/issues/privacy

For more basic technical information on how to protect the privacy of your data — whether it's on your own computer, on the wire, or in the hands of a third party see https://prism-break.org/, and ssd.eff.org/tech.

Sign the Stop Watching Us petition at https://optin.stopwatching.us/

Support Bradley Manning at iam.bradleymanning.org

Joke the NSA - use http://nsa.motherboard.tv/
"The government is listening to your internets. Generate a sentence with some of the keywords they're looking for. Tweet or share and you could earn a new follower in Washington." Examples:
- ""This botnet won't stop phreaking my lightning."
- "Airborne Toxic Event is always fun. It's also the name of a sick rock band."

Related Videos and Information

Edward Snowden, the source behind the Guardian's NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation. Film by Laura Poitras. http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/...

Glenn Greenwald speech at Chaos Communication Congress 30C3 in 2013. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyA6NZ9C9pM
Comment by Synapsenkitzler / Frazy.Tv : I liked his speech and agree with everything he said. Especial his appeal to the hackers, to use their knowledge power not to support the surveillance forces, but the privacy rights. But if I get it right, Greenwald tolds that the only solution against surveillance is to enrich the costs of decrypting by encrypt as much as possible. I think the main goal should be, to fight the surveillance by democratic power. I like the idea to give the nobel peace price to Snowden & Manning as a sign of beginning appreciation. Lets support Snowden, Manning and future Whistleblowers.

Julian Assange Interview 2013 On Edward Snowden on abc news 'This Week' - Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWorNyVC5Ds

"The data center is alleged to be able to process "all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Internet searches, as well as all types of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital 'pocket litter'." wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center

Don´t shoot the messenger - wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_the_messenger

Fiction (?) movie Enemy of the State (1998) by Tony Scott with Will Smith and Gene Hackman: "A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime."

UPDATE 21 November 2016;

"Germany’s Federal Court of Justice: the parliamentary committee of enquiry on the NSA has to question Snowden in person. Partial victory for the opposition in the parliamentary committee of enquiry on the NSA: The ruling of the Federal Court of Justice stops the blockage of the grand coalition against an invitation of Snowden to Germany and forces a reaction from the Federal Government."
Read the full news at netzpolitik.org

UPDATE 12 October 2015; Snowden pardoned by Obama! Crowd goes wild. In this video, you can see a live video webcam interview - The Yes Men with Edward Snowden - at politicon 2015. Quotation from the video description:

"When Edward Snowden made his first in-person public appearance on U.S. soil since receiving a Presidential pardon, a bi-partisan crowd went wild. Sadly it wasn't true. See www.yeslab.org for more! US presidents have pardoned thousands of people accused of or convicted of crimes, often because their actions were deemed to be in the public interest. Why not pardon Snowden, whose actions have led to the most significant reforms in intelligence oversight in a generation? Join the call to pardon Ed Snowdon, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown and other unjustly detained prisoners of the info-war."

UPDATE 6 October 2015; The European Court of Justice’s latest ruling has determined that the US “does not afford an adequate level of protection of personal data”. Read the full story of "'Safe harbour' ruling illustrates growing chasm between US and EU" at theguardian.com. Again thumbs up! :-) Thank you Edward Snowden & Max Schrems.

UPDATE 01 December 2014; Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award for NSA revelations. See his reaction in this video at theguardian.com. Thumbs up!

UPDATE 25 September 2014; Instead of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, as it is sung in the Whistleblower song, Edward Snowden is awarded for Sweden’s alternative Nobel prize. See his reaction in this video at theguardian.com. Congratulations!!!

UPDATE 04 November 2013: Asylum for Snowden in germany?

In a surprise move, a German Green MP, Hans-Christian Stroebele, met Mr Snowden in Moscow on Thursday and revealed the former intelligence contractor's readiness to brief the German government on NSA spying.
The German government says it is keen to hear directly from the fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the US spy agency's activities. Reports that the US bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone ( #merkelphone ) for years have caused a diplomatic rift. Mr Snowden's lawyer said there could be a meeting with German investigators in Moscow, but not Germany. Mr Snowden, 30, fled to Russia in June after leaking details of far-reaching US telephone and internet espionage. He has temporary asylum, allowing him to live in Russia, until July 2014. "If the message is that Mr Snowden wants to give us information then we'll gladly accept that," German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said on Friday. The German chancellor's anxiety about US spying overshadowed last week's EU summit, when she remarked with irritation that spying on friends is "really not on".
Read more at the BBC News article Germany hopes for details from Snowden on US spying

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Article & Video first published at 05 September 2013