Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald

Scott Horton, February 12, 2008

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Glenn Greenwald, author of A Tragic Legacy and blogger at Salon.com, discusses the “two” parties’ collaboration to gut the fourth amendment with the “Protect America Act” and hopes for a last ditch political realignment to save the Bill of Rights.

MP3 here. (41:29)

Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How Would a Patriot Act?, a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, released in May 2006. His brand new book is A Tragic Legacy.

4 Responses to “Glenn Greenwald”

  1. “I, for one, welcome our new Stasi overlords.”

    Sooner or later, the ’97 SAFE (“SECURITY AND FREEDOM THROUGH ENCRYPTION”) act [http://www.cdt.org/crypto/legis_105/SAFE/] will have to be weakened, otherwise why eavesdrop when all you get is random noise?

  2. A great interview as always with Glenn.
    As an expat I often think I am witnessing from abroad the sinking of the Titanic. You see the iceberg, you see the ship…you know the result is “Night and Fog”
    It is truely an abomination when people who are amoral gain such power, because they have now concentrated in their hands all the levers of control without a whimper from the general public.

  3. [...] Greenwald has been at the forefront of this issue, and now Scott Horton has done a great interview with him on the “Protect America Act” and the rise of the secret surveillance [...]

  4. It’s not too late to save the Constitution! The remedy is IMPEACHMENT!

    Impeach Bush and Cheney NOW

    Defense of the Constitution Knows No Party

    The Bush administration has illegally seized and imprisoned Americans without benefit of their trial by jury, has spied on Americans without warrant in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, has lied America into a disastrous war, and has betrayed an American intelligence officer, who was working on weapons of mass destruction networks, to our enemies (Valerie Plame.)

    Impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney are now a distinct possibility, thanks to a recent outpouring of public support for impeachment by Americans across the political spectrum. Your calls and faxes to House Judiciary Committee members are needed to keep up the pressure.

    Leave a message for your Congressman, to demand he obey his oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Act now to restore your rights and the rule of law bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers, which brave men have died defending throughout our history.

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    On November 6, 2007, Rep. Dennis Kucinich brought H.Res.799, for the impeachment of Cheney, to the House Floor for debate. It was broadcast on CSPAN. A sudden outpouring of public support for impeachment forced lawmakers to keep the resolution alive. Democrats, most of whom currently resist demands for impeachment, were unwilling to kill the bill with the public watching. Republicans and some Democrats, mindful of impeachment sentiment, voted to debate the bill, but failed. At the end of the day, Americans of both parties had made it clear whose “table” this is, and that they want to see impeachment on it.

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