Glenn Greenwald

[audio:] blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses his article “The NYPD spying controversy: a microcosm for the 9/11 era;” the near-unanimous bipartisan support for spying on all Muslims in the NY City area – whether they are suspected of a crime or not; why there’s been little press coverage of the NYPD’s activities (since the issue can’t be framed as a Democrat v. Republican controversy); the eroding civil liberties of all Americans, including non-Muslims; Attorney General Eric Holder’s justification of extrajudicial assassination of US citizens, without oversight, at the president’s whim; and why advocates of trials, formal charges and the Constitution are often branded “terrorist sympathizers.”

MP3 here. (26:37)

Glenn Greenwald is a former Constitutional and civil rights litigator and is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books on the Bush administration’s executive power and foreign policy abuses. His just-released book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, is an indictment of America’s two-tiered system of justice, which vests political and financial elites with immunity even for egregious crimes while subjecting ordinary Americans to the world’s largest and most merciless penal state. Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, and is the winner of the 2010 Online Journalism Association Award for his investigative work on the arrest and oppressive detention of Bradley Manning.

8 thoughts on “Glenn Greenwald”

  1. You know, every time I listen to Greenwald’s interviews, or read his columns and books, I can’t help but think that critics like him are an endangered species!

    To repeat: The U.S. Government is off the rails. It’s lawless at home and abroad. Maybe if the American people emerge from their torpor, they’ll consider the merits of nullification and/or secession. . . .

  2. Khalifah Aaed is an example of SPy24x7 watching my move every sec..can u blieve that obama cia put a rat in my living room cause i called obama a rat.

  3. Empire USA — Days of wine and roses have come and gone

    In our homeland we enslave over a forth of all the prisoners on earth, with 95% of them being young laboring men, impoverished men under age 35 with no education but some high school. For example all of the Muslims charged with terrorism were young laboring men, the main reasons being —

    (1) Most everyone in America loves to enrich themselves upon the misery of anyone less educated, it being such a guilt-free crime, the fake morality being that we who do manual labor have the ambition to hard-labor generate all of society’s wealth — yet are to lazy to get an education worthy of a living wage.

    (2) Laboring men have always been the slaves of society, the chain slaves, bond slaves and economical slaves that have gratified the god-egos of society.

    (3) All of law enforcement is of the educated middle-class and they spend 95% of their time policing laboring men.

    1. (4) Empire USA is in its final days of corruption, law enforcement like all the other branches of government is corruption beyond all corruption and in about six seconds it shall all expire in a convulsion.

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