Category Archives: Snowden Exile

The Fifth Estate, the Movie



“It may be decades before we understand the full impact of WikiLeaks and how it’s revolutionized the spread of information. So this film won’t claim any long view authority on its subject, or attempt any final judgment. We want to explore the complexities and challenges of transparency in the information age and, we hope, enliven and enrich the conversations WikiLeaks has already provoked.” by Bill Condon the director of The Fifth Estate.

Julien Assange & Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Julien Assange & Daniel Domscheit-Berg

It was not approved by Julian Assange but it is worth watching. Why? It does not matter if Assange is paranoid or not, if he is manipulative or not, if he is weird or not, etc. What matters is the fact that he and his collaborators, including the author of the book in which the movie was inspired,  Daniel Domscheit-Berg, changed the history of how information is released, making possible to expose tons of war crimes and government’s corruption. What matters is to expose how much we are manipulated with stupid stories just to distract us. What matters is to see that Democrats don’t differ much from Republicans. This is all that matters. Access to the truth that we have the right to. Access to know that real criminals are free while Assange cannot leave the Equator Embassy in London, Chelsea Manning (former Bradley Manning) was tortured by the US Government and will be in jail for 35 years, Edward Snowden is in Russia and we have no idea if he is safe or not, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras are living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and don’t feel safe to come home. This is what matters.

Note: Assange’s son and mother have moved and changed their names. They are not safe.


About Snowden: I speak as an American Resident and as a Brazilian Citizen.

About Snowden: I speak as an American Resident and as a Brazilian Citizen.

Today, I feel an orphan.

Today, I am ashamed to be an American resident as well as a Brazilian citizen.

Today, Brazil does not represent me.

Today, my nation has decided to ignore the fact that Edward Snowden is asking for political exile.

Today, my nation is ignoring that Snowden is one of the most important symbols of democracy.

Today, my nation is ignoring that we Brazilians have been protesting for democracy.

Today, only Russia deserves some respect for keeping Snowden safe in the Moscow Airport for 10 days.

Today, the family and friends of Edward Snowden are still suffering.

Today, we are again failing to fight for democracy.

Today, the US government is still calling Edward Snowden as well as Bradley Manning as traitors.

Today, the traitor is obviously the US government together with my country.

Today, I am ashamed to be an American resident as well as a Brazilian citizen.

Today, no nation represents me.

Today, July 2 2013.