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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Posted April 29, 2015
Several of the most controversial provisions of the post-911 USA Patriot Act that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed to the world in 2013 are set to expire this year on June 1. Foremost among them is Section 215, which the Bush administration and the National Security Agency has interpreted as permitting the U.S. government to engage in the bulk collection of American’s phone call records. Section 215 has also been the target of civil liberties advocates who charge that warrantless surveillance of innocent citizen’s communications meta data is unconstitutional.
While the NSA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have claimed that dragnet surveillance of U.S. communications has prevented terrorist attacks in the U.S. and around the world, reform activists say that there is little or no evidence to back up that assertion. Now with just weeks to go before the Patriot Act’s Section 215 is set to expire, supporters of reform are pushing for passage of the USA Freedom Act that its sponsors say would rein in the dragnet collection of data by the NSA and other government agencies, increase transparency of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and create an independent constitutional advocate to argue cases before the FISA Court. But NSA whistleblowers support another bill, the Surveillance State Repeal Act, that would completely repeal the 2001 PATRIOT Act, that the government cites to permit dragnet phone and Internet surveillance.
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke Sophia Cope, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who talks about why the civil liberties community believes it’s necessary to repeal and replace Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed USA Freedom Act reform bill.
For more information on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's campaign to repeal and/or reform Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act eff.org.