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Jesselyn Radack
Thomas Drake
William Binney
Day Day 1 - 2012-12-27
Room Saal 1
Start time 20:30
Duration 02:15
ID 5338
Event type Podium
Language used for presentation English

Enemies of the State: What Happens When Telling the Truth about Secret US Government Power Becomes a Crime

Blowing the Whistle on Spying, Lying & Illegalities in the Digital Era

With the post 9/11 rise of the leviathan national security state, the rule of law in the United States under the Constitution is increasingly rule by secrecy, surveillance and executive fiat.

Under the guise and veil of "national security" and "protecting" America through enabling act legislation and state "privilege," the United States government embarked on an unparalleled expansion of secret government power after 9/11, operating largely in the dark, while using extra-judicial executive authority for justifying its policies, including secret spying on its own citizens in violation of the Constitution.

Speakers Radack, Drake and Binney will highlight their searing experiences with the Department of Justice and the National Security Agency, when they were marked as criminal targets of the US government due to their whistleblower disclosures involving rendition/torture, national security, multi-billion fraud, pervasive institutional corruption, violations of the 1st and 4th Amendments, civil and human rights, illegal surveillance on a vast scale and other unlawful secret government conduct and wrongdoing.

They will also discuss the serious and compelling implications resulting from their excruciating ordeals centered on the nexus of secrecy, transparency, technology, privacy, anonymity, Internet and the law as well as actions people can take to deal with the reality of the growing surveillance state and its direct threats to human rights, liberty and freedom around the world in both our off- and on-line lives.

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