A few A-list actors, artists, and celebrities have joined together with Nobel laureates to co-sign a statement in support of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Two names worth highlighting here are Oliver Stone, who is currently making a movie about Snowden, and Russell Brand, an actor-turned-revolutionary of sorts who’s been speaking out on politics more and more this year.
The statement, from the Courage Foundation, shows strong support for whistleblowers like Snowden, “who risk their lives and careers to stand up for truth and justice.” The statement also singles out Daniel Ellsberg, the man behind the infamous Pentagon Papers, and the website Wikileaks; in the case of the latter for “its fearless dedication in defending these sources and publishing their truths.”
Musician Tom Morello and clothing designer Vivienne Westwood also put out statements of their own in support of these whistleblowers.
And here’s a partial list of other people who co-signed the statement:
- Pamela Anderson
- Noam Chomsky
- Alfonso Cuaròn (the director of Gravity)
- Terry Gilliam (director/Monty Python member)
- Viggo Mortensen
- Susan Sarandon
- Cenk Uygur (of The Young Turks)
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