Edward Snowden is a contractor who worked for the National Security Agency. After releasing top secret NSA documents to American journalists in Hong Kong, he trvalled on to Moscow where he sought asylum. The affair has increased tensions between Russia and the United States.
Bradley Manning was sentenced on August 21, 2013 to 35 years in prison for leaking secret government files to Wikileaks, whilst serving in the US army.
Other songs inspired by the whisleblowers on our database include:
"Dead Man Talking
" by Architects
"Giant's Rolling Pin
" by Tori Amos.