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21 December 2013. Add UN Ombuds for Excessive Spying Control for Snowden. Later, edit 13.4 nd 13.6.

20 December 2013

Excessive Global Spying

1. The circular defense of spying that "we have to do it because every nation does it" has led to spiraling increases comparable to excessive military expenditures which inhibit action on far greater social needs.

2. Public debate and resolution on reduction of excessive spying should be global through the United Nations to avoid the traps of self-interest undergirding all national security considerations -- of politics, law, legislation, defense, foreign policy, and the national security spying industries and technologies of all nations.

3. Technology for excessive global spying has evolved faster than national policy and law to control it and has become untethered from national interests to operate in international domains unconstrained by legal, geographical and political borders.

4. Snowden's revelations of NSA's ubiquitous global spying should encourage a global resolution of excessive spying by all nations to reduce paranoia and wasteful, duplicative expenditures.

5. The national security state has become a global enterprise through technology beyond control of any particular state due to excessive secrecy, inter-state agreements, mutual assistance treaties, transgression of local laws and, most importantly, the industry providing the personnel, tools and skills for excessive global spying, as Snowden himself represented.

6. Disputes over the Snowden revelations should be addressed in the United Nations and not controlled by the few powerful nations who do most of the spying, composed of the 5-Eyes and its 9 partners, Russia and China, five of which dominate the UN Security Council.

7. The United Nations recently passed a privacy policy against excessive spying sponsored by Germany and Brazil. Following this example, the United Nations should immediately initiate a debate and resolution to control excessive global spying.

8. Snowden should be given sanctuary and amnesty by the United Nations in a location of his choosing to provide testimony about what he knows and what might be done to harness the technology of excessive global spying.

9. Snowden's material should be deposited securely with the United Nations as a unique global resource for study, understanding and development of policy to uniformly reduce among all nations the need for excessive spying and how to control the technology which is now driving it.

10. This would follow United Nations precedents to control proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and armaments, to control disease, hunger, poverty and lack of education.

11. Snowden's courage and dedication to expose the global transgression of powerful nations against the world and one another should be honored as a global accomplishment as exemplary as that of Rachel Carlson and Mahatma Ghandi for transforming global understanding.

12. Those who have served as Snowden's representatives in media, law and civil liberties should also be rewarded for sharing his risk, preserving and publicizing his material, and encouraging global public debate against excessive spying and its lack of global accountability.

13. UN Ombuds for Excessive Spying Control

13.1 In addition to UN sanctuary and amnesty for Snowden, he should be appointed, with his concurrence, for a permanent UN position of ombuds for control of excesive spying technology, with assistance from a panel of global experts in the full range of this invasion technology by land, sea, air and electromagnetic spectrum.

13.2 With resources to survey, research, advise and educate nations and their citizenry on means of privacy protection corresponding to the state of spying technology.

13.3 In particular on the empowerment of individuals for self-protection against the spying technology industry embedded in governments along with other technologies of political control.

13.4 This would be modeled on precedents for assurance of personal safety, health, education, welfare, justice, civil liberties and human rights.

13.5 The ombudsman should be non-commercial civilian operating without secrecy to avoid the excessive secrecy upon which global spying is dependent, customarily justified by military defense and commercial proprietary.

13.6 Freedom from and invidividual protection against spying would be instituted as a global right to privacy against governments, commerce, institutions, criminal organizations, mercenaries and individuals overseen by the office of UN ombudsman, beginning with control of and demilitarization of spying technology, and then by UN legislative and judicial assurance of lawful compliance and enforcement, perhaps modeled on the International Court of Justice and UN peacekeeping among technological aggressors. It should not be modelled on military defense treaties which sustain paranoia and energize the spiral of excessive spying.