Patriot Act

The Rise of American Islamophobia

April 4, 2018

Author Khaled Beydoun discusses the distinct forms of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments in America–where Islamophobia has a very specific and particular history–and how politicians capitalize on this fear of Islam to mobilize and galvanize voters

Latin America

August 31, 2017
U.S. banks say the 2001 Patriot Act prevents them from doing business with banks in Uruguay that provide services for newly legalized pot sales. The politics in all of it is ‘rank hypocrisy,’ says economist Bill Black

Financing ISIS

December 19, 2016
The story of refugee trafficking begins with the disruptions to drug smuggling caused by the Patriot Act, says journalist Loretta Napoleoni

CIA Admits to Spying on Senate but No Prosecutions to Follow

August 4, 2014

McClatchy senior reporter Jonathan Landay and co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program Elizabeth Goitein discuss the criminality of the CIA’s actions and the growing trend of government surveillance on public employees

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

Hundreds in DC Protest Against Surveillance State

October 28, 2013

Activists at “Stop Watching Us” rally to end domestic and international NSA spying programs

NYPD Undercover Spying Unit Revealed As Extensive, Far-Reaching

September 10, 2013

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Matt Appuzo discusses how the NYPD intelligence gathering targets everyone from Muslims to Republican convention attendees

Pentagon Papers Lawyer: Today’s Whistleblowers Face Unprecedented Danger

August 13, 2013

Daniel Ellsberg’s Attorney Daniel Sheehan: Political climate more dangerous than ever for whistleblowers

What Makes the American Security State Necessary?

June 12, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: Will any amount of surveillance make Americans secure when US foreign policy is based on global hegemony?