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Shvaughn11/03/2013 4:38:28 pm PST

Woo hoo, a MANIFESTO.

Leaked classified documents show the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart are the “worst offenders” of mass surveillance without oversight, according to an open letter purportedly written by Edward Snowden and published Sunday by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

The publication of the letter, titled “A Manifesto for the Truth,” came just days after a German lawmaker met with the former NSA contract analyst. Snowden, who is wanted in the United States on espionage charges, offered to testify before the U.S. Congress, the lawmaker said.

“The world has learned a lot in a short amount of time about irresponsibly operated security agencies and, at times, criminal surveillance programs. Sometimes the agencies try to avoid controls,” Snowden wrote, according to the news magazine.

“While the NSA and GCHQ (the British national security agency) appear to be the worst offenders — at least according to the documents that are currently public — we cannot forget that mass surveillance is a global problem and needs a global solution.”

The letter, published in German by Der Spiegel, was written on Friday in Moscow and provided to Der Spiegel through a “locked channel,” the news magazine said. It was published in German and has been translated by CNN.