Statement on Snowden

My statement on Edward Snowden has been added to the’s list:

Once upon a time, before he was president, Barack Obama lauded the importance of whistle-blowers to a democratic society, promising that his administration would be the most transparent in history. Though it sounds like parody now, Mr. Obama is entirely correct, and Edward Snowden has done a great service to democracy by exposing the crimes of the world’s most transparent administration. Anyone who has even the remotest belief in the concept of democracy should defend him, Bradley Manning, and all the other victims of the increasingly panicked policies of the ruling classes.

Jonas Kyratzes, author and game developer

I’d like to encourage everyone to speak out against these anti-democratic policies, on the World Socialist Web Site or elsewhere. The only hope for change comes from people like you and me.