He is joined for the full hour by Heidi Boghosian, New York attorney and director of the AJ Muste Institute, as well as Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund.
The government's war against dissenters. The rise of the Surveillance State. What the Snowden revelations prove. Obama's unprecedented campaign against whistle blowers. And the double standard between the government's arrest of 7,000 peaceful Occupy Movement protesters in 2011 and its attitude toward the armed occupation of a federal building by right wing militias in Oregon.
They discuss the real conditions and real problems facing people who want to express their first amendment rights to assemble, speak out, and exercise Free Speech — in other words to do what the Constitutions Bill of Rights says is a fundamental feature of democracy.