Glenn Greenwald on Massive Surveillance Apparatus + William Binney: On a Slippery Slope to a Totalitarian State

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democracynow Jun 10, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – Speaking from Hong Kong where he broke the story of Edward Snowden outing himself as the NSA whistleblower, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss Snowden’s actions and the multiple disclosures he’s revealed about government surveillance. “There is this massive surveillance apparatus being gradually constructed in the United States that already has extremely invasive capabilities to monitor and store the communications and other forms of behavior not just of tens of millions of Americans, but of hundreds of millions, probably billions of people, around the globe,” Greenwald says. “It’s one thing to say that we want the U.S. government to have these capabilities. It’s another thing to allow this to be assembled without any public knowledge, without any public debate, and with no real accountability. What ultimately drove [Snowden] forward — and what ultimately is driving our reporting — is the need for a light to be shined on what this incredibly consequential [surveillance] world is all about and the impact it’s having both on our country and our planet.”

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“On a Slippery Slope to a Totalitarian State”: NSA Whistleblower Rejects Gov’t Defense of Spying

democracynow Jun 10, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warns the recent leaks could “render great damage to our intelligence capabilities,” we speak to William Binney, a former top official at the National Security Agency, and Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who has broken the NSA spying stories. Binney spent almost 40 years at the agency but resigned after Sept. 11 over concerns about growing domestic surveillance. He spent time as director of the NSA’s World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group and was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping network. “The government is not trying to protect [secrets about NSA surveillance] from the terrorists,” Binney says. “It’s trying to protect knowledge of that program from the citizens of the United States.”

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NSA Whistleblower Ed Snowden Risks Freedom to Expose Extensive Government Spying

TheRealNews Jun 10, 2013

Michael Ratner: Citizens must demand an end to surveillance state and Obama admin’s war on whistle-blowers.

see

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things

Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails: A Massive Surveillance State

James Bamford: Inside the NSA’s Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center + Thomas Drake Prevails in Unprecedented Obama Admin Crackdown (repost)

Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom + Transcript

Thomas Drake: These are the hallmarks of tyranny and despotism (must-see)

William Binney: Everyone in US is Under Virtual Surveillance