Permanent Record ~ NSA Whistleblower

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Democracy Now ~ Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Edward Snowden

Six years ago, Edward Snowden leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to spy on Americans and people across the globe. Snowden was then charged in the U.S. for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. As he attempted to flee to Latin America, Snowden became stranded in Russia after the U.S. revoked his passport. He has lived in Moscow ever since. Snowden just published his memoir, “Permanent Record,” in which he writes about what led him to risk his life to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. From Moscow, he speaks to Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and Juan González about his life before and after becoming an NSA whistleblower.

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/edward_snowden_trump_whistleblower_impeachment

How does impeachment work?

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TED-Ed

‘The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments.’  The United States Constitution

What exactly is impeachment and how does the process work? Learn about the checks and balances put in place by the Constitution.

For most jobs, it’s understood that you can be fired – whether for crime, incompetence, or just poor performance. But what if your job happens to be the most powerful position in the country – or the world? That’s where impeachment comes in. But how does it work? Alex Gendler details the process of impeachment.

We were warned: The climate emergency and the surveillance state

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Intercepted ~ Deconstructed Podcast

The mainstream media still doesn’t call our situation what it is: a climate emergency. This week on Intercepted: Betsy Reed, editor-in-chief of The Intercept, fills in for Jeremy Scahill. Senior correspondent Naomi Klein imagines what real climate justice could look like and talks about her new book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” The Intercept’s Sharon Lerner tells Intercepted’s Elise Swain about her groundbreaking reporting on toxic industrial chemicals called PFAS, and how she uncovered 40 new chemicals that have alarming risks. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden reads an excerpt from his new memoir, “Permanent Record,” and reflects on his time since revealing the broad scope of NSA surveillance with Micah Lee, First Look Media’s director of information security.

https://theintercept.com/2019/09/25/we-were-warned-the-climate-emergency-and-the-surveillance-state/

‘Unclassified’

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Memorandum of telephone conversation

Trump, Zelensky

https://www.axios.com/transcript-ukraine-trump-call-joe-biden-78da8285-6157-4d6a-aa01-7430323e3c09.html

Exclusive Interview with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

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Eva Bartlett, Maria Zakharova

In our wide-ranging discussion, Zakharova spoke of the U.S. sanctions regime against Russia and of the Western interference in Russian domestic issues — such as the protests seen in Moscow in July and August.  Zakharova’s words are a reality check and offer an informative insight into the Russian perspective on Russian, Syrian, and global events.

Exclusive Interview with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

U.S. Economy and the Market ~ Prof RD Wolff

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Democracy at Work ~ Economic Update

This week on Economic Update Professor Wolff delivers an analysis of the state of the U.S. economy at summer’s end, 2019 and it’s a decidedly mixed picture.

In the second half of this week’s show, Professor Wolff presents a counter to the imaginary ‘free market’ with a critique of the institution that is “the market” focusing on its structure, social effects, and particular beneficiaries.

https://www.democracyatwork.info/eu_us_economy_and_market

Greta Thunberg UN General Assembly 2019

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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/read-climate-activist-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-un