Sunday, 3 November 2013

Inspiration: Sarah Harrison

I’m sure we have all heard of the recent leaking of the NSA files and the ever growing saga of Edward Snowden. If you have been living under a rock, or want to read some further details, this is a link to the Australian ABC’s article.

What I would like to speak with you about is a person that is supporting Edward Snowden in such a brave, courageous and selfless way. This person is Sarah Harrison.

I have not made it a secret that I am a supporter of Wikileaks (who Sarah is employed by), I think what they do for the world has changed the scope and people’s perceptions of the bodies who govern our countries. Even in saying that, if we took that statement out of the equation, Sarah’s courage in an age where we seem to be more concerned about protecting our own interests before others (a perception I don’t completely agree with, but it is a well implied statement) is rather remarkable.

I’m not going to bore you with all the details, we can all use Google, However I would like to share a few articles about Sarah with you.  

Sarah embodies the spirit of people I admire. A major influence in my life who has brought out a fighting cause in me is my grandfather. He has been a major player in developing the Australian working rights by being involved in many union demonstrations, if there is anything that I have taken away from his story it is to fight for a cause you believe in, which Sarah Harrison has done selflessly. She has left herself in exile, in fear of returning to the UK, she has left her life, her family and her friends behind to protect and support Edward Snowden. I am sure he will be forever grateful for her, and dare I say it, I am too.

It is nice to see people still caring for causes they believe in. Kudos to you Sarah.

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