CATEGORY: PRIVACY — 30.JUL.2014
Global Stop-and-Frisk Program + Mass US Surveillance Targeting Journalists and Lawyers —
(A) The Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines on who can be targeted. A leaked copy reveals that to be deemed a "terrorist" target, "irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary." ~~ (B) In a new report, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU warn that government surveillance is crippling US-based journalists and lawyers in their work. Sources are afraid of talking to reporters, as aggressive prosecutions scare government officials into staying silent, even about unclassified issues. Government surveillance is also forcing lawyers to take extraordinary measures to try to protect their clients' right to privacy.
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Original Show Pub Date: 29.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, MEDIA — 30.JUL.2014
The Lifeboat Hour
Abby Martin on Western Media Self-Censorship —
Carolyn Baker interviews the savvy RT anchor Abby Martin. Topics include Ukraine and Martin's outspoken stance on the forces of empire; the mainstream news bias on the Israeli bombing of Gaza; and broader media issues. She points out that Western mainstream outlets do not need to be censored by the corp-gov state—they censor themselves.
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Original Show Pub Date: 27.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, MEDIA — 28.JUL.2014
On The Media
Silliness and Moral Indignation —
How can topical comedians like Jon Stewart, John Oliver, and Stephen Colbert make us laugh at politically hot topics we would not normally discuss in polite company? They do it by combining silliness and moral indignation.
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Original Show Pub Date: 25.Jul.2014
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