​ #1069 Trump and our National Security State (Civil Rights)

Air Date: 1-6-2017

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Today we take a look at the mechanics of our national security state that has been mostly installed or maintained over the past two presidencies and what Trump may do with that entrenched power.

​Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Chris Hedges: Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery - @TheRealNews - Air Date 11-10-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Murky Water - The Autumn Isles


Ch. 4: Act 2: Do NOT Abandon the Constitution, Even for Terrorism - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-27-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Constitution - Ted Hawkins


Ch. 6: Act 3: Christopher Soghoian: Your smartphone is a civil rights issue - @TEDTalks - Air Date 10-31-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Camera One - Josh Joplin Group


Ch. 8: Act 4: The future of police and surveillance - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 11-15-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Police, Police - The Showcase Showdown


Ch. 10: Act 5: Sue Udry on Civil Liberties–Under Trump - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-18-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Never Let You Down - The Verve Pipe


Ch. 12: Act 6: Ms. Robot - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) - Air Date 12-13-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Get By - Talib Kweli


Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell Your Senators: Expose Jeff Sessions' Anti-Civil Rights and Anti-Privacy History via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Branko Marcetic Trump Inherits Obama’s National Security State - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 12-6-16


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Expressing political opinions - Dale from Minneapolis, MN

Ch. 18: How minds can be changed for good or ill - Quai from North Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on changing minds, whose and how

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Call your Senators today and tell them why you oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Read ACLU’s “The Confirmation Sessions” for Jeff Sessions history, issue-by-issue 

Call Senate Judiciary Committee Members who will question Sessions on January 10th.  

EDUCATE YOURSELF

ACLU's "The Confirmation Sessions" (ACLU)

Corporate Accountability Blunders Taint Sessions Record (Public Citizen)

Trump and Sessions: Great for the Private Prison Industry, Terrible for Civil Rights (ACLU Blog)

Jeff Sessions’ Nomination as Attorney General Alarms Civil Libertarians (Wired) 

Trump’s attorney general pick could restart the encryption fight (The Verge)

Trump's pick for attorney general: 'Good people don't smoke marijuana' (The Washington Post)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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