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12 June 2014

Richard Sauder Message from Ecuador

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:29:55 -0500
Subject: Richard Sauder message from Ecuador
From: Richard Sauder <>

Hi John,

I am very happy to see you are still at it.

I am seeking political refuge in Ecuador, with support from 1) Francis Boyle  (international lawyer at U. of Illinois Law School), 2, the World Service Authority in Washington, DC (founded by the late Gary Davis) and 3) the Inter-American Platform for Human Rights, Development and Democracy, here in Quito.

The principal bases of my petition are 1) my multiple arrests and stints in jail/prison for nonviolent, anti-nuclear peace protests, most recently in 2010 in North Dakota, for which I spent 100 days in jail; 2) my years of blogging on a variety of social and political issues; 3) my two decades of research and writing about the many underground and underwater bases of the military-industrial-espionage complex; and 4) the provisions of the NDAA and the pervasive, global spying.

I am probably on multiple watch lists because of my anti-nuclear activism, my blogging and my underground and underwater bases and tunnels research and writing. With the NDAA anyone can be abruptly killed or simply plucked off the street. You just vanish.

I have noticed human surveillance of myself in Quito in recent months. I don't know who is doing it.

Here's my latest book:  Hidden in Plain Sight: Beyond the X-Files

Here's my Minot Manifesto, issued on 15 April 2010, the day I went over the security fence onto a Minuteman III nuclear missile silo, near Parshall, North Dakota.

I was almost killed a year and a half ago, and spent more than four months in the public hospitals here in Ecuador. It was a close call. Some of my friends think a USSA three-letter agency could have been involved.

Maybe. I personally have no idea. I am still alive.

By the way, when is Glenn Greenwald going to publish his "list" of NSA American surveillance targets?

best regards,

Richard Sauder