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TAKE ACTION: Support the Guardian Newspaper and Its Journalists


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Beverly
- 390 days ago - action.sumofus.org
When corporations do the right thing, we should let them know that we support them.



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Beverly M. (85)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:49 am
The UK newspaper group, the Guardian, is under attack from the British government for its investigation into the NSA mass surveillance programmes.

The UK government is trying to intimidate and shut down the Guardian’s investigation into the NSA scandal. It has arrested and detained the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist publishing Edward Snowden’s explosive documents on spying by the NSA and GCHQ. The UK government sent government agents to the offices of the Guardian to destroy its computers, and we've learned that the UK prime minister, David Cameron, ordered a top aide to threaten the newspaper that it faced “serious consequences” if it continued reporting.

For this to be happening in the UK is chilling. We need to show the Guardian, its journalists, and editor that they have public support for their vital work in revealing the true extent of mass spying programmes. But by showing our solidarity with the Guardian, the UK government and its intelligence agencies will hear our voices loud and clear -- we will not allow our basic rights and freedoms to be curtailed.

Can you take a few seconds to sign our open letter of support for The Guardian newspaper and its journalists?

The Guardian has established itself as a major force in global journalism by breaking many globally important stories. It broke stories on the Wikileaks diplomatic files, the UK phone hacking scandal, and now perhaps its most important scoop -- revealing that every person’s phone, email and web history is tracked and stored by the NSA and Western intelligence agencies.

The Guardian and its journalists are facing unprecedented pressure to stop reporting on the NSA surveillance programmes. We cannot allow our press to be intimidated into hiding scandals that Whitehall doesn’t want reported -- this simply is not how democracies function. We need to show the Guardian and its journalists that the world is on their side and we’ve got their backs.

Sometimes helping corporations can be a key part of our movement. When corporations do the right thing, we should let them know that we support them. Just like we did when over 630,000 of us thanked Starbucks for supporting equal marriage in the United States and gave other companies the courage to make a stand on the issue. But this time it’s even more important we show our support. The principles the Guardian is fighting for are of vital importance to our democratic values.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:54 am
Signed earlier-thx Beverly
 

Sue H. (7)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:56 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Mary T. (298)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:59 am
Signed & Noted & sharing on FB - thank you Beverly
 

Freya H. (307)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:07 am
When a company of any size and in any industry does the right thing, it deserves praise!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 12:32 pm
Thanks for taking action. This is very serious and I will forward this along. When we have a press in a so called open society that is being harassed it sets the tone that you are not really free but living in a closed society. All of the various news outlets best stand behind each other as we should stand behind them. An open society does not mean only when it doesn't shake the State it means it SHOULD shake and question the State. Otherwise we will become like China and North Korea, only reporting that which is allowed.
 

gillian brown b. (71)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:10 pm
Signed,probably twice!many thanks.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 3:29 pm
Thanks for taking action.

25,482 Goal: 30,000
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:18 pm
Signed.
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:46 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

Franck R. (52)
Monday August 26, 2013, 3:15 am
Signed
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:23 am
Noted
 

Emma S. (227)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:42 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:25 am
S+N
 

Carol D. (109)
Monday August 26, 2013, 9:34 am
More freedom of speech what we have got left they are trying to take away Its the governments fault if they were keeping stuff from the public not the Guardians We have to have someone that tells us the truth
Already the BBC only tell us what the government wants us to hear!

signed & Noted
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 9:35 am
Thank you.
 

Kenny V. (1499)
Monday August 26, 2013, 11:45 am
signed and noted thanks for sharing
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:45 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:46 pm

The UK government is trying to intimidate and shut down the Guardian's investigation into the NSA scandal. It has arrested and detained the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist publishing Edward Snowden's explosive documents on spying by the NSA and GCHQ. The UK government sent government agents to the offices of the Guardian to destroy its computers, and today we learned that the UK prime minister, David Cameron, ordered a top aide to threaten the newspaper that it faced "serious consequences" if it continued reporting.

For this to be happening in the UK is chilling. We need to show the Guardian, its journalists, and editor that they have public support for their vital work in revealing the true extent of mass spying programmes. But by showing our solidarity with the Guardian, the UK government and its intelligence agencies will hear our voices loud and clear -- we will not allow our basic rights and freedoms to be curtailed.

Can you join me in taking a few seconds to sign our open letter of support for The Guardian newspaper and its journalists?

Signed and shared - When newspapers and journalists are under the gun to suppress information then we have checked our freedoms, or left them at the door.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:24 pm
Very gladly signed & noted. Many thanks for posting, Beverly. (sorry it's too soon to send you a green star).
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:41 pm
Signed.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:58 pm
Signed
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:59 pm
signed & noted
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:10 pm
Of course signed and noted. Still wonder What hasn't come out yet. There has to be something that has started this frenzy...and it is a frenzy - intense and aimed at the Guardian, by not one but two governments. Someone is afraid of something getting out...What...
 

Jason Flint (5)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:41 pm
signed and noted
 

Judith Abel (158)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:10 am
signed
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:42 am
To be blunt. NO! Sorry folks but there seems to be something missing from this story that actually matters. David Miranda is not a journalist, he is the spouse of a journalist. Second the fact is regardless of what law or laws British law enforcement used to actually detain him, he was committing a crime. Miranda was as part of an international conspiracy, he did have the password/s, to transport Stolen property of the US Government across international borders. Sorry if he allowed his spouse to use him to mule electronic documents through nations of which he is not a citizen. He should have understood the possible consequences and if he did not know perhaps next time he will think twice about transporting stolen goods across borders.
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:02 am
S&N
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:18 pm
Signed
 

jess b (24)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:19 pm
signed
 

Sheila D. (25)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:23 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday September 2, 2013, 9:11 am
When did the UK begin to dis-allow the free press? This is pretty frightening.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:00 pm
Done
 
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