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Matthew Willingham of 'Preemptive Love Coalition' joins Jerod to discuss the difficulties of providing aid to people effected by war and conflict. According to the PLC website Matthew is the "Senior Field Editor and writes primarily on politics, history, general updates and visual peacemaking through photography and film."…
 
Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Staff Attorney with Reprieve.org joins Jerod to talk about Guantanamo Bay, indefinite detention, issues of policy, Obama's promise to close the detention facility, surveillance chilling effect on attorney client privilege, and more. From Reprieve - "We are a non-profit organization of lawyers and investigators assisting…
 
Jerod interviews Dr. Richard Tynan, technologist with Privacy International. The two discuss a variety of surveillance issues including technology, regulation (or lack thereof), homemade and black-market gear, the proliferation of companies involved with the industry and much more. Dr. Tynan holds a first class honours BSc (Hons) degree and a PhD i…
 
Sam and Jason fill in for Jerod to interview Freddy Martinez of the non-profit Lucy Parsons Labs in Chicago. Martinez won a major public records case against the Chicago Police Department specifically over their use of surveillance technology. In doing so, he's uncovered proof that the CPD uses seized money from drug busts to fund their acquisition…
 
Jerod talks with Lynn Walsh, president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists. Lynn and the SPJ have been working in collaboration with MuckRock to launch a projected called #AccessDenied. This project will shine light on the obstructionist tactics used by some public information officers around the country and hopefully force positive ch…
 
Muhammad Matthew Gardner is a spokesman for The Muslims of America. The group has been the target of right wing extremists who have made a variety of claims against the group in part due to false reports by certain media outlets. Jerod spoke with Gardner about the organization, recent threats against them and the current state of Islamophobia in th…
 
Jerod and Sam speak with NSA whistle blower J. Kirk Wiebe. He helped create a program along with other NSA whistle-blowers that could have prevented 9/11 but was dropped in favor of mass surveillance. Mr. Wiebe's decision to push for an investigation into fraud, waste and abuse at the NSA through the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD lead …
 
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