Welcome to acTVism Munich’s whistleblower compilation page. Here you will find our videos with former high-ranking officials & employees turned whistleblowers from various intelligence agencies and corporations, who, when confronted with injustice and wrongdoing, had the courage to speak out, stirring a much needed public debate, and, changing the course of history.
In this video, whistleblowers from various agencies provide their take on privacy, democracy and activism. They include:
FORMER CIA & NSA EMPLOYEE – EDWARD SNOWDEN
In this video former CIA & NSA employee, Edward Snowden, talks about the work of whistleblowers and activists before him such as William Binney & Thomas Drake, and how their actions influenced him to reveal NSA’s global surveillance apparatus.
FORMER CIA OFFICER – RAY MCGOVERN
In this video acTVism Munich interviews former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) analyst, Ray McGovern, who talks about his experience in the agency and the reasons that led him to become an activist and outspoken critic of the US government.
FORMER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF THE NSA – WILLIAM BINNEY
In this video, acTVism Munich interviews William Binney to talk about his experience at the National Security Agency (NSA) where worked for circa 36 years and how he uncovered fraud, crime and corruption at the agency.
JOURNALIST WHO PUBLISHED THE NSA DOCUMENTS REVEALED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN
In this speech, Glenn Greenwald reveals his experience with Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras in 2013 at Hong Kong before going public with the highly classified NSA documents. Greenwald also talks about the history of activism and pays tribue to personalities such as Rosa Park, Hans and Sophie Scholl. Other topics that he surfaces in-depth include the reaction of the US government to these revelations, signficance of Edward Snowden’s courage & the challenges that we face in the future.
HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE WHO REVEALED WRONGDOING OF A FRENCH NUCLEAR CORPORATION
Golden Misabiko exposed a secret agreement between the Congolese government an French nuclear giant Areva in 2009. The agreement gave Areva permission to exploit Uranium in all of Congo’s territory. Misabiko was detained by and only released due to international pressure. He is living in exile since 2009.
FORMER MI5 OFFICER ANNIE MACHON
In the video, Annie Machon explains what it means to be a whistleblower and how the public can support them.
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acTVism Munich plans to continue translating the event organized by the University of Arizona, “A Conversation to Privacy” that hosted Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky. acTVism Munich believes that privacy is a central ingredient to democracy and creating awareness on it on a global scale is of utmost important for the future of human freedom and liberty. Secondly, we plan to begin translating an event that was organized by the New York Public Library (NYPL) that hosted Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky. This event took place on the 26th of April, 2016, and focused, amongst other issues, on the state of European democracy; the underlying problems confronting it and the solutions moving forward.
We lack technical and financial resources to translate both of the above mentioned events.
On the 19th of June 2016, acTVism Munich is planning on travelling to Berlin where WikiLeaks is hosting an event for their founder, Julian Assange, who has been barred from leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London on allegations which have been proven to be false. In this event, the significance of whistleblowing and investigative journalism will be brought to light and acTVism Munich will produce a report which will include interviews with Sarah Harrison (Lawyer for Wikileaks), Jacob Appelbaum (Founder of Tor), Hans Christian Ströbele (Privacy adocate), PJ Harvey (Musician) and Angela Richter (Theatre Director). This event will also be broadcasted globally via the internet in locations such as New York, Sydney, Naples, Quito, London and Geneva. We are anticipating, as with previous events, a media blackout, and hence acTVism Munich aims to cover all the developments that unfold during this event. This trip requires your assistance – from transportation, lodging, food, production and translations costs – it will be very difficult for our volunteers to raise the necessary financial capital to undertake this trip.
Lastly, acTVism Munich received Edward Snowden’s confirmation about participating in a future event known as “Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues – Connecting the Dots”. In this event we plan to bring leading experts together to discuss the connections between various issues and reveal the system at work. We believe that we can only arrive at viable solutions by increasing public awareness of the principal and structural faults of our system.
We lack the necessary financial and technical resources to execute the projects, trips and events mentioned above. Since we are a non-profit and independent media outlet that has a strict policy against accepting advertisements, government or corporate support – we depend only on you, the public.