Glenn Greenwald

[audio:] blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses federal judge Katherine Forrest’s amazing ruling against the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act; why the US is moving rapidly toward an authoritarian police state 10+ years after 9/11; how the PATRIOT Act and military commissions, both highly controversial in 2001, have become the new normal; the Justice Department’s refusal to say that journalists and activists aren’t subject to indefinite detention – even though the DOJ would have won in court by doing so; how the NDAA violates the 1st and 5th Amendments; the Congress’s assault on due-process; and how the mainstream media avoids debate on inconvenient subjects by simply ignoring them.

MP3 here. (22:11)

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.

12 thoughts on “Glenn Greenwald”

  1. By it's refusal to exempt even journalists from the NDAA, this administration has shown its hand, and the fact that the media corporations have gone along for the ride should remind us of their own priorities, which clearly don't extend to protecting their staff.
    What a shambles.
    Thanks Glenn, Scott.

  2. It's not that federal court decisions in favor of liberty are unknown, you understand. Like Halley's Comet, though, they're rarely seen. Federal judges–to their discredit–see themselves as the State's enforcers against the individual. This is why Judge Katherine Forrest's ruling against the NDAA, that fascist piece of crap, is refreshing–and sorely needed.

    The U.S. Government is off the rails. It's lawless at home and abroad. We'd better keep nullification and secession in mind. . . .

  3. Empire builders — Rejoice

    Greater the Empire, greater is the plunder, and greater is the vengeance generated by plunder.

    For since we nuke vaporized 220,000 civilians in Japan, we have plundered a forth of all the world’s wealth and unless your willing toward our victims to give it all back, I defy you to come up with a better war to liquidate the vengence.

  4. Give me ONE honest Judge, I will give all liberty: 50yrs of U$FedMOsxad SPY-bribe-jail-kill BBadBoOkkkz

  5. Glen Greenwald, while I am more in the Alex Jones-Jessie Ventura-Len Osanik camp especially on JFK, the Federal Reserve, 911, etc. you are from the "respectable left" THE MAN

  6. Journalists are not exempt due to the fact they, on occassion, expose and aggravate the state apparatus. The state in all its trappings lies. They lie about war, they lie about assassination, they lie about civilian casualties, they lie about the budget and they manipulate the law, both international and national to aid their corporate-clad constituencies as they ally themselves with known drug traffickers and terrorists in pursuit of their agenda.

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