December 18, 2013

Scott Horton 2013.12.17

First interview Jason Leopold

Investigative reporter Jason Leopold discusses his latest surreal visit to Guantanamo prison (it has a gift shop); the doctors who have no ethical reservations about force feeding hunger strikers; and the despair of prisoners who remain incarcerated despite being long ago cleared for release. (Duration: 28:19 — 13.0MB)

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Second interview Marcy Wheeler

Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses Judge Richard Leon’s pushback against the NSA’s mass-collection of phone metadata; the big tech companies interested in reigning in the NSA’s excesses; and why NSA Director Keith Alexander’s office needs to be split up into smaller and less powerful divisions. (Duration: 30:09 — 13.8MB)

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