A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Via the Advocate: Glenn Greenwald's Husband Elected to Rio City Council
Controversial journalist and activist David Michael Miranda will now be part of Rio de Janeiro's leadership.
Miranda is most well known outside of Brazil as the husband of Glenn Greenwald,
the American journalist who released classified documents from the
National Security Agency leaked to him in 2013 by former CIA employee
Edward Snowden. Greenwald wrote about the documents in articles for The Guardian, revealing numerous global surveillance programs operated by the NSA.
Miranda, a proponent of governmental transparency, was
detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport three years ago
after British officials found classifed documents on his laptop, some of
which they claimed endangered intelligence officers' lives, according to the BBC.
Miranda's successful run for city council was supported by
writer Noam Chomsky, actress Susan Sarandon, and Snowden. Miranda
assumes office in January.