An interesting video to measure how Americans perceive Edward Snowden, about a year after his first revelations:
In this video, Edward Snowden gives his general opinion on what should be the relationship between the governing and the governed in a democracy:
“[…] This is not about any sort of a particular program. This is about a trend in the the relationship between the governing and the governed in America that is coming increasingly into conflict with what we expect as free and democratic people. If we can’t understand policies and programs of our governments, we cannot grant our consent in regulating them. As someone very clever said recently, we don’t have an oversight problem, we have an “undersight” problem.”
You are welcome to the Priorities and action plan for France 2.0 that I will manage during the GouvCamp #2 organized by Démocratie Ouverte (the first GouvCamp was organized in 2012 at the Assemblée Nationale).
This event will take place Saturday, May 4th 2013 from 10:00 to 17:00 CET at La Cantine, 151 rue Montmartre, Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris.
You can register for free here (only 100 tickets available).
Dear citizens and public sector decision makers,
You are welcome to my keynote speech on Open Government at the Open World Forum, next Friday, October 12th afternoon, from 15:20 to 15:50 CET, in the auditorium of EUROSITES-George V 28, Avenue George V – 75008 Paris. You can register here.
A commando from ImprovEverywhere helps the Salvation Army…
British Member of Parliament Rory Stewart asks a few interesting questions about the presence, strategy, negative collateral effects and astonishing optimism of Western and coalition in Afghanistan, despite consistent warnings of field experts.
- 2004 – “Without question, this is a decisive year in Afghanistan” (US General Barno)
- 2005 – “I think 2005 can be a decisive year” (US General Abuzaid)
- 2006 – “2006 will be the crunch year for the Taliban” (US General Richards)
- 2007 – “This is a decisive year for the future of Afghanistan” (Espen Eide, Norwegian Deputy Minister)
- 2008 – “I think next year will be a decisive year (US Major General Champoux)
- 2009 – “We are knee-deep in the decisive year” (US General McChrystal)
- 2010 – “2010 will be a decisive year” (David Miliband, UK Foreign Secretary)
- 2011 – “2011 will be a decisive year (German Minister for Foreign Affairs)
“The Internet is showing us what it thinks we want to see, but not necessarily what we need to see”, Eli Pariser du Roosevelt Institute:
Ken Robinson warns us about schools killing creativity: