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Antiwar Radio: Becky Akers

Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the Department of Homeland Security’s expansion into malls, hotels and Walmarts; the disputed safety of TSA body scanner radiation and millimeter wave technology; the DHS “If You See Something, Say Something” program for recruiting citizen informants (a familiar hallmark of police states); and why the 9/11 Commission’s primary duty was to recommend the creation of DHS.

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Antiwar Radio: Becky Akers

Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the Transportation Security Administration’s dual purpose: to give air travelers a good show of security theater and to inure Americans to a police state, why engaging in protest is the only good reason left to visit an airport, the superficial proposals to “privatize” TSA screeners without changing their operating methods and why it isn’t possible to prevent terrorism in a free society (but the threat can be decreased with a peaceful foreign policy).

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Antiwar Radio: Becky Akers

Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the “Railroading of Omar Khadr,” the 15-year old Khadr’s travel to Afghanistan with his al-Qaeda associated father, disputed accounts of a US raid during which Khadr was seriously injured and arrested for killing a medic, the torture Khadr endured while incarcerated at Guantanamo for 8 years and his Military Commission plea deal for time served plus eight more years (7 of those in a Canadian prison).

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