New World Notes - Glenn Greenwald on Civil Liberties
This week on New World Notes: radio program #253, January 8, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst presents a rousing talk by investigative journalist--and former Constitutional lawyer--Glenn Greenwald.
He explains what "civil liberties" are and why they're worth fighting for. Then he describes the government's systematic destruction of Americans' civil liberties since 9-11-2001. He shows how they got away with it, what the consequences are (all of them bad), and how the people can fight back.
Greenwald was the featured speaker at a conference on civil liberties: "An Injury to One Is an Injury to All", that took place in New Britain, Connecticut, on December 8, 2012. The conference was organized by the Connecticut Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention: http://ctstopindefinitedetention.com/2. Many thanks to John Schwenk, who recorded the speech on location.
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