Ellsberg highlights how Snowden’s self-imposed exile is itself a critically important nonviolent action that is multiplying and extending his original act of conscience. Nonviolent resistance is not confined to the specific, isolated, dramatic act, Ellsberg seems to be suggesting. It opens opportunities for new action, and can come to be seen as part of an ever expanding drama, with many acts and episodes, all potentially furthering the opportunity for nonviolent change.
This speaks to Edward Snowden’s case — but it might apply even more to Ellsberg himself.
For more on this story, visit: Daniel Ellsberg’s determined lifelong resistance – Waging Nonviolence.