​ #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


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



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.  


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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