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Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses federal judge Katherine Forrestís 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 Departmentís refusal to say that journalists and activists arenít subject to indefinite detention Ė even though the DOJ would have won in court by doing so; how the NDAA violates the 1st and 5th Amendments; the Congressís assault on due-process; and how the mainstream media avoids debate on inconvenient subjects by simply ignoring them.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses his article ďThe NYPD spying controversy: a microcosm for the 9/11 era;Ē the near-unanimous bipartisan support for spying on all Muslims in the NY City area Ė whether they are suspected of a crime or not; why thereís been little press coverage of the NYPDís activities (since the issue canít be framed as a Democrat v. Republican controversy); the eroding civil liberties of all Americans, including non-Muslims; Attorney General Eric Holderís justification of extrajudicial assassination of US citizens, without oversight, at the presidentís whim; and why advocates of trials, formal charges and the Constitution are often branded ďterrorist sympathizers.Ē

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses his article ďObama to sign indefinite detention bill into law;Ē our return to the McCarthy era when indefinite detention was last codified in law; how the Levin/McCain bill just ties up legal loose ends to 10 years of official government policy previously justified by the AUMF; the broadened definition of terrorism, such that the president could target just about anyone; why we shouldnít mistake Obamaís initial NDAA objections as a defense of liberty (he just doesnít want Congress infringing on his near-dictatorial powers); why the progressive/liberal Left is not nearly as good on civil liberties now as during the Bush administration; the coalition of activists outside the mainstream who fight to preserve the Bill of Rights; and how the war on terror is increasingly focused on domestic issues, including this gem from Will Grigg.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses how Gerald Fordís pardon of Richard Nixon cut the last vestiges of the rule of law in America; the ďtoo big to jailĒ justice system where powerful people need not fear incarceration; turning the Nuremberg courtís opinion on ďaggressive warĒ on its head, as the US continually attacks countries that donít pose a threat and government officials never face war crimes tribunals; the world-record US prison population, comprised of drug offenders and regular people who canít afford to replace their (usually incompetent) public defender; and how US presidents refrain from prosecuting previous administrations, with the expectation that their own crimes will also go unpunished.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses the release of his new book With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful; how Barack ďNobel Peace PrizeĒ Obama gets away with assassinating US citizens, like Anwar al-Awlaki and his sixteen year old son; and why Americans discouraged by their economic prospects can at least be proud of their governmentís killing prowess.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

This interview was broadcast on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles on September 30th.

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses his article ďThe due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality;Ē how Anwar al-Awlaki was tried and convicted in the media through a government whisper campaign, rather than in a court of law; setting dangerous legal precedents that make the US more like a dictatorship than a republic; why the First Amendment protects the free speech of American citizens anywhere, even beyond the waterís edge; the unanimous SCOTUS decisions protecting unpopular speech, even when advocating violence; how ďterrorismĒ has become a meaningless term, bending to the whims of government interpretation; and how severe societal pressures can break the bonds of American left-right tribalism to effect a political realignment that displaces Demopublican totalitarianism.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses a 9/11 retrospective alternative to the mainstream mediaís distorted coverage; how the national security state has eroded our freedoms and eliminated government accountability; the surprising near-majority of Americans who recognize the root cause of terrorism and donít believe in trading freedom for security; why a ďfree pressĒ doesnít guarantee that the truth is readily available; why everyone should care about Muslims losing their civil rights; how the PATRIOT Act, supposedly a tool for fighting terrorism, is used more often for drug, immigration and financial investigations; and the lack of a political process for changing the system (switching between Democrats and Republicans every few years doesnít accomplish anything).

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses WIRED magazineís much-delayed release of the full Bradley Manning/Adrian Lamo chat logs; the lies and omissions from Lamo and WIRED editors Evan Hansen and Kevin Poulsen; newly revealed information that could aid Manningís legal defense (like Lamoís claim of confidentiality); and the very weak connection between Manning and WikiLeaksí Julian Assange.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and former constitutional lawyer, discusses his upcoming new book With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses the growing realignment in American politics, Congressís rank and file breaking with party leadership to press Obama on War Powers Act for the Libya War, debating the sincerity of Republican antiwar talk, Obamaís legal backflips justifying Libya War and the desperate Grand Jury fishing expedition for a charge Ė any charge Ė to pin on WikiLeaks/Julian Assange without in effect outlawing journalism in general.

June 15 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Grant F. Smith, William Astore, Glenn Greenwald, Michael German

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

William Astore will be on to discuss his latest piece Siamese Twins Sharing the Same Brain: How the Military and the Civilian Are Blurring in Washington. Read it here.

Bio: William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and professor of history, is a TomDispatch regular

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Grant F. Smith will be on to talk about the influence of AIPAC in the latest push for a war with Iran. Read his latest here.

Bio: Grant F. Smith is the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

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Glenn Greenwald will be on to discuss the Wikileaks grand jury latest.

Bio: Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times.

Greenwald is the author of three books: How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy and Great American Hypocrites.

In October 2010, Greenwald won the Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary, for his investigative article on the arrest of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as the alleged leaker to WikiLeaks.

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Michael German will be on to discuss the FBI’s new guidelines and why the ACLU is opposed to them. Read the background article here.

Bio: Michael German is an ACLU Senior Policy Counsel and former FBI Agent

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Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and former constitutional lawyer, discusses his upcoming new book With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful; the Libya Warís illegality (whether governed by the Constitution or the War Powers Act); how Congress hides its support for war Ė and hedges its political liabilities Ė by ceding control to the president; the glaringly obvious two-tiered justice system; the slippery legal and moral slope of extrajudicial assassinations, whether failed or successful; how Obama continues the Bush administrationís pursuit of a unitary executive, beholden to no one; and why the Osama bin Laden boogeyman will soon be replaced with another, since the national security state must justify its immense size and scope.

May 24 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Glenn Greenwald, Karen Kwiatkowski, Jeremy Sapienza

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton.

Glenn Greenwald will be on to discuss the continued expansion of Executive powers.

Background Reading:

Bio: Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times.

Greenwald is the author of three books: How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy and Great American Hypocrites.

In October 2010, Greenwald won the Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary, for his investigative article on the arrest of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as the alleged leaker to WikiLeaks

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Karen Kwiatkowski will be on to discuss her run for Congress and events in Libya.

Bio: is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. She is a whistleblower known for exposing how a clique of officers led by retired Navy Captain Bill Luti, assistant secretary of defense for NESA, and former aid of Dick Cheney when the latter was Secretary of Defense, took control of the military intelligence, and how the Office of Special Plans (OSP) grew and eventually turned into a censorship and disinformation organism controlling the NESA. She contributes to such publications as LewRockwell.com.

Kwiatkowski has published two books about U.S. policy towards Africa: African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions.

Kwiatowski is currently running for Congress in Virginia’s 6th District on the Republican ticket. See here.

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Jeremy Sapienza will be on to talk about how you can help Antiwar.com. See here.

Bio: Jeremy Sapienza is a Senior Editor with Antiwar.com

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Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and former constitutional lawyer, discusses the inhumane detention conditions of accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning; eyewitness accounts of Manning‚Äôs deteriorating mental and physical condition; studies that show severe isolation has long term psychological consequences and is akin to torture; the government‚Äôs domestic ‚Äúshock and awe‚ÄĚ campaign of fear and intimidation against dissidents and whistleblowers; why Manning‚Äôs draconian imprisonment may be a negotiating tactic to coerce testimony against Julian Assange; and why the government is now considering conspiracy charges against Assange instead of using the problematic Espionage Act of 1917.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and former constitutional lawyer, discusses the NYC anti-mosque/anti-Islam rally sponsored by neocon crazy Frank Gaffney (scroll down to update III), how the public‚Äôs fear of an Islamic bogeyman must be constantly stoked to justify a U.S. foreign policy of war and aggression, how Israel benefits from increasing anti-Islam bigotry in the U.S. and the most suppressed truth in American political discourse: that U.S. policy and behavior generate grievances that inspire acts of terrorism ‚Äď including 9/11.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and former constitutional lawyer, discusses the military‚Äôs formal charging of Bradley Manning for giving classified information to WikiLeaks, Wired‚Äės refusal to disclose the full chat logs between informant Adrian Lamo and Manning and why whistleblowers who embarrass government are typically subjected to the Daniel Ellsberg treatment.