Author Brian Saady returns to the show to discuss his article “With the Shutdown Over, the Government Can Go Back to Suppressing Your Rights.” Saady explains in laymen’s terms FISA 702, which allows the NSA to monitor any American in communication with foreign targets concerning any foreign intelligence. Saady then turns back the clock and recalls how the history of the national security state has led to the current mass surveillance programs.
Discussed on the show:
- “The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act Restricts Congress, Not Surveillance,” by David Ruiz (EFF.org)
- Parallel Construction
- Stellar Wind
- “5 Senators Are Filibustering an Attempt to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of Americans” (Vice)
- Exclusionary rule
- “NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve” (Politico)
- “Trump’s favorite general: Can Mattis check an impulsive president and still retain his trust?” (Washington Post)
- Ricardo Martinelli
- “Accused in Spying Case, Ex-Panama President Fights Extradition in Miami” (The New York Times)
- “Schumer warns Trump: Intel officials ‘have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you'” (Washington Examiner)
- Bill Binney
- “Original NSA Whistleblower: I Saw The Order To Wiretap Barack Obama In 2004” (Business Insider)
- “NSA Spying” (EFF.org)
- James Bamford
- “To Ted Cruz: Further Militarizing Mexico’s Drug War Is a Horrible Idea,” by Brian Saady (Antiwar.com)
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