Pirate MEP Engström: Edward Snowden is our hero (subtitles in English)
One of the things we
will vote upon tomorrow is whether we shall encourage the governments of Europe
to offer Edward Snowden protection and
asylum. I ask all my colleagues to support that demand. Edward Snowden is a
hero. He has revealed a gigantic spy-system
that goes beyond what George Orwell could imagine in his worst nightmares.
It has never ever
stopped a single terrorist-attack, but it costs billions and it violates our
human rights. It is not acceptable. USA should be our friend, not our big
Mass surveillance is not
anything that protects our democratic society, it is a direct threat towards
Edward Snowden is a hero
and it is not only our obligation to give him
asylum and protection. It would be an honor.