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Glenn Greenwald on Anti-War Radio – Anwar al-Awlaki, Constitution, Terrorism

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses his article “The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality;” how Anwar al-Awlaki was tried and convicted in the media through a government whisper campaign, rather than in a court of law; setting dangerous legal precedents that make the US more like a dictatorship than a republic; why the First Amendment protects the free speech of American citizens anywhere, even beyond the water’s edge; the unanimous SCOTUS decisions protecting unpopular speech, even when advocating violence; how “terrorism” has become a meaningless term, bending to the whims of government interpretation; and how severe societal pressures can break the bonds of American left-right tribalism to effect a political realignment that displaces Demopublican totalitarianism.

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