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There A Massive Bust Of Edward Snowden Stuck To A War Monument In Brooklyn New York

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- 783 days ago -
Way to go! I love it. When the youth finally has chosen to wake up and get going the creative nature just spills out all over the place. Excellent protest and a bold statement. Thanks to whoever did this. Just tickled my funny bone. lol

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Kathleen M (230)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 6:59 am
Fantastic statement! Many kudos to the activists. Thanks for sharing, Dandelion!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 7:40 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 7:43 am
A variation of BANKSY!

JL A (282)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 8:16 am
What a great idea and hopeful sign to start the day right! Thanks Dandelion

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 8:41 am
This is great--big hugarooos to the the activists! thx Dandelion

Animae C (514)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 2:03 pm
AWESOME but it was sadly taken down the same day, but we have the pics.
This happened April 6, 2015, it got zero media attention!

Thanx Dande

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 3:04 am
It sure did and when I found out about it 9 months later; I still thought it important to show. Activist against the fascism is downplayed or ignored, but they are the one's trying to restore our democracy and Republic.

Sam H (410)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 8:02 am
I don't think it's any more illicit than all the other statues we see. Consider the statue of Rhodes at Oxford, for example!

Sue H (7)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 8:34 am
Oh, well done!

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 10:26 am
The reason that this pedestal was used was for the following.

Fort Greene’s Prison Ship Martyrs Monument is a memorial to American POWs who lost their lives during the Revolutionary War. We have updated this monument to highlight those who sacrifice their safety in the fight against modern-day tyrannies.

It would be a dishonor to those memorialized here to not laud those who protect the ideals they fought for, as Edward Snowden has by bringing the NSA’s 4th-Amendment-violating surveillance programs to light. All too often, figures who strive to uphold these ideals have been cast as criminals rather than in bronze.

Our goal is to bring a renewed vitality to the space and prompt even more visitors to ponder the sacrifices made for their freedoms. We hope this inspires them to reflect upon the responsibility we all bear to ensure our liberties exist long into the future.

Too bad those in our current Government don't see things that way, then we wouldn't need to have those who must do what Edward Snowden did. You know your Country is in bad shape when our patriots must defect to Russia for refuge.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 11:06 am
I think Edward Snowden and Juliane Assange are in the same boat. BOTH ought to be regarded as heroes and public servants with plenty of brave heroism.

Sam H (410)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 11:15 am
That must be the biggest boat ever, stretching from England to Russia! *wink*

Sam H (410)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 11:25 am
But I agree, of course, Darren!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 11:49 am
Makes you wonder what Tim Berners-Lee and his cohorts think, when they first connected two computer together to created the World Wide Web in the 1980's, whether they had any idea that within their lifetime, news would travel faster than a speeding dodgy American cop bullet, to people of like mins.

Essentially, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange ARE the archetypal "public whistleblowers" doing their service for the rest of humanity against the Corporate and Private beasts.

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 12:29 pm
Essentially, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange ARE the archetypal "public whistle blowers" doing their service for the rest of humanity. This act of public appreciation for their efforts must and will continue. These are hero's of humanity.

Vlasta M (7)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 12:31 pm
There is an interview with Snowdan in September 2015 in which he explains the dangers of secrecy and allowing illegal activities of US government to go unchecked. Obama promised transparency of government in 2008, but his administration is the worse secretive illegal snooping on citizens and he is using KGB type methods against those whom he perceives as opponents. Shameful that such a person is in power in USA.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 12:35 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
Dandelion's last sentence in her comment said it all.....that our country's 'in bad shape when our patriots must defect to Russia for refuge.' History will not look kindly at this. And, let's not forget to add Chelsea Manning to our list of brave whistleblowers.

Mandi T (394)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 12:56 pm
Fantastic Tks Sh eryl

Janet B (0)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:01 pm

Marlene P (20)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:03 pm
Just wonderful.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:03 pm
Excellent. Edward Snowden deserves it just like Chelsea Manning and Juliane Assange.
Thanks for sharing Dandelion.

Robert B (60)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:05 pm
Whistle blowers SHOULD be honored as HEROES!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:15 pm
Superlative work of art, superlative statement - and superlatively shameful it went down so fast (although not unexpected). I am so glad they both saved the original mold and also 3D rendered the bust. I wonder how much a small one would be at retail. Probably I'm just dreaming.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:20 pm
:) We need a Permanent monument to all whistle-blowers!

tonia Deur (12)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:23 pm
Whaaat? Awwwsome!

Roger G (154)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 3:12 pm
noted, thanks

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 4:22 pm
love it as I love all whistle blowers

M B (62)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 5:05 pm
Great and well deserved!
Kudos to all whistle blowers!
Thanks Dandelion***********

Paul Christensen (1)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 5:55 pm
One of those for every state....what do you think? I will donate to that effort.The busts are/were there.Why not make more.Strengthen whistle blower protections now

Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 7:15 pm

Noted, Thank you Dandelion

Lane Yoshiyama (1)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 12:13 am
Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 3:28 am
Great statement that will live forever thanks to www.

Roberto MARINI (90)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 7:27 am
thank you Dandelion

Chittaranjan Reddy (6)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 8:00 am
It is sad, that modern day media is in sync with extreme right wing thinkers and administrators and are very reluctant to publish important stories like this one, or anything related to real freedom, good democracy or progressive thought.
Agree with Darren W., Edward Snowden and Julian Assange should be thanked for all they have done.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:43 am
Sort of a "Banksy" and amusedly appreciated by a "Banksy"--me!! This is reminiscent of the 60's merry pranks that made grand statements---does my old rebellious heart good. Thanks for it, Dandelion---I see you got smiles out of it also. Noted with mischievous smiles.

Janet B (0)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:51 am

Maryann S (112)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 6:42 pm
Awesome! Noted & shared. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.

Terre P (0)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:41 pm
Big smile on my face when I read about this statue. Sorry that it was taken down so quickly but very glad it was documented and shared here. Whistleblowers are not the enemy!

JM T (24)
Friday January 29, 2016, 2:25 am
That's great! I'm a big fan of redecorating war monuments. Here is some of my work. :)

Weapons of War Vs. Words of Peace:


Trish K (30)
Friday January 29, 2016, 12:32 pm
Hope we see a lot more of this breakout all over the world -LMAO

Janet B (0)
Friday January 29, 2016, 1:44 pm

MmAway M (503)
Friday January 29, 2016, 5:23 pm
Thank you Sheryl


Sheryl G (363)
Friday January 29, 2016, 7:05 pm
Very good JM. Keep on truckin' as we use to say.

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 29, 2016, 10:27 pm
A bold statement that pleases most people. Beautiful work.

Judy C (97)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 12:25 am
As a Yvonne points out, we need a monument to whistleblowers! This piece really is beautiful. This story definitely brought a smile to my face tonight. There are some good comments here, too. Thanks for posting this, Dandelion.

Barbara T (431)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 3:28 pm
Truly "a gift to the City" as they said. Too bad the City didn't appreciate it.

Barbara T (431)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 3:44 pm
Thank you for your pics, J. M. Talboo.
Keep up the Good Work!

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 5:47 pm
Please give me one example where a life was lost by what Edward Snowden did John.
I will supply this Official Reports on the Damage Caused by Edward Snowden's Leaks Are Totally Redacted

Diane K (134)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 8:14 am
Wow! Pretty good artwork! thanks

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 2:09 pm
You THINK intelligence are there to PROTECT YOU, John.

Unless you're part of that dirty, shadow world, you're incredibly naive.

Similarly, the sexual charges against Julian Assange were trumped up, simply because Wikileaks become too powerful a public instrument.

You call these characters traitors, you're basically a Corporate and Government puppet.

FOTEINI chormpou (23)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 2:27 pm
i agree with Darren! love the statue...noted, shared & thanks! :)

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday February 3, 2016, 12:44 am
This Snowden Bust is a well deserved HONOR. It is really too bad that those involved are not able to sign it. They too should be thanked for their contribution. Noted TY Dandelion
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