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In this video, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor of the Snowden NSA leaks Glenn Greenwald interviews world-renowned musician and founder of the band Pink Floyd Roger Waters. Among other things, they talk about the recent accusations of anti-Semitism Roger Waters is facing in Germany, the conflict in Gaza and the war in Ukraine.
This video was produced by Glenn Greenwald and System Update and published on their Rumble channel on the 1st of November, 20233. We have translated it into German and are republishing it today to help build opinion on this issue in Germany.
To read the transcript of the interview: Roger Waters speaks out on the accusations in Germany & the Israel-Gaza conflict
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George Roger Waters is an English musician. In 1965, he co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd as bassist. After the departure of songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, Waters became the lyricist, co-lead singer and conceptual leader of Pink Floyd until his departure in 1985.
Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers, including No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014) and Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil (2021). Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, one of America’s top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek, and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, Greenwald is a former constitutional and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and a co-founder and former editor at The Intercept, which he left in 2020.
He is now an independent journalist writing at Substack. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Vladimir Herzog Special Prize in 2019 for his work in the Vaza Jato series. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award. In 2013, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, and his work was featured in the 2014 film Citizenfour, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.