Edward Snowden and Glen Greenwald: Privacy/Surveillance and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Israel's Influence

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Fri, 04/08/2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Edward Snowden & Glen Greenwald: Privacy/Surveillance & Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Israel's Influence

Democracy in Motion is off. We hear two programs from TUC Radio. http://www.tucradio.org/

Edward Snowden and Glen Greenwald on Privacy and Surveillance: Excerpt from the March 25, 2016, event at the University of Arizona

Edward Snowden, Glen Greenwald, and Noam Chomsky were exploring the urgent topic of privacy in todays surveillance state at the event entitled: "Conversation on Privacy". 
NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden was participating by video-stream from Russia. The excerpts in this program focus on him and Glen Greenwald. Greenwald is best known as having met with Edward Snowden on his way into exile in Hong Kong in 2013. He received the documents that Snowden had taken in order to prove the extraordinary depth of government spying that Snowden had observed while employed by the CIA and as contractor for the NSA.

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson: "Israel's Influence: Good or Bad for America?"

Against the background of an increasingly more urgent debate over the sources of conflict in the Middle East, the growth of ISIS, the refugee crisis, and the role of the US armed interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria; this question takes on great importance: Who is setting Middle East policy in the US? These and other topics were addressed at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on March 18, 2016, at the conference on Israel's Influence.

Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is the highest ranking US foreign policy whistle blowers to date. He was Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff from 2002-05 during the fateful time of the US war on Iraq.

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