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Citizenfour

Full Democracy Now broadcast and transcript

Last night I saw Citizenfour, the documentary movie about Edward Snowden.  Laura Poitras, the maker of the documentary, never appears on camera, but, next to Snowden himself, she deserves the most credit for bringing his information to light.  92 more words

Human Rights

Information Frenzy, U.S. Government Surveilance

Imagine a world in which privacy is an illusion, where people can hack into your computer, steal personal documents, and spy on you without you ever knowing. 907 more words

Government Surveillance

State Surveillance - "The Structures of a Police State are all in Place"

“At the flip of a switch”

“And so, immediately after 9-11 it was somewhat shocking to me that there was a general feeling that was being expressed, that the rules didn’t matter anymore, that the FBI had been unleashed, that now we were allowed to investigate who we wanted and not worry about legal restraints.

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Democratic Governance