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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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Interview with Cindy Cohn, legal director with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, conducted by Scott Harris
The Electronic Frontier foundation launched its landmark Jewel v. National Security Agency lawsuit on behalf of AT&T customers in September 2008, with the goal of stopping the Bush administration’s massive, warrantless dragnet surveillance of American citizens’ communications and communications records. Evidence in the case included documents provided by a former AT&T technician named Mark Klein, who charged that AT&T had routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in their Folsom Street, San Francisco facility controlled by the NSA.
The Bush and Obama administrations have both attempted to dismiss the case, based most recently on the contention that they were immune from the suit, because it would require the government to disclose privileged, “state secrets.” But on Dec. 29, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived the case and returned Jewel v. NSA to the District Court to proceed. However, the three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court upheld the dismissal of another case that sought to hold telecommunications companies liable for their participation in the surveillance program, citing Congress' decision to grant them retroactive immunity.
In addition to suing the government agencies participating in the domestic surveillance program, the suit targeted the individuals responsible for creating and authorizing the wiretap operation. Individuals named in the suit include former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney’s former chief of staff David Addington, former Attorney General and White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and others in the administration. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Cindy Cohn, legal director with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who explains the importance her group’s recent court victory reviving the lawsuit against government surveillance and the next steps in the case.
For more information on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s surveillance lawsuit and related news about the erosion of civil liberties, visit www.EFF.org.