Field Trip! – Glenn Greenwald in Hayes Valley

Glenn Greenwald (third from left) with (l-r) Edward Snowden, Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Please join the Art & Class Discussion Club! Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in San Francisco about Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State.

Wednesday, June 18, 7:00pm
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street in San Francisco
Get tickets from City Box Office

[The following is reposted from Haymarket Books] In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet a source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden’s disclosures.

In April 2014, Greenwald and his colleagues at The Guardian received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Don’t miss Greenwald speak in-person as he fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity eleven-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.

Greenwald will be signing his new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.

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One comment on “Field Trip! – Glenn Greenwald in Hayes Valley
  1. Elizabeth Travelslight says:

    I haven’t been able to find any online documentation of Greenwald’s talk at the Nourse, but I did find a pretty good video recording (in four parts below) from the following day at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. As far as I can tell the presentation content is pretty much identical to the one we saw in San Francisco.

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