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Government surveillance news and analysis from The Nation
February 29, 2016
Why Apple Should Cooperate With the FBI
Far from serving civil liberties and the public interest, its refusal to do so undermines corporate accountability and civil rights.
February 25, 2016
This Radical Librarian May Soon Run the World’s Largest Library
Dr. Carla Hayden will be the first woman and African American to fill the post—unless
Senate Republicans stand in her way.
February 4, 2016
Finally, Obama Visits an American Mosque
“You fit in here,” the president told American Muslims in a rebuke to growing anti-Muslim bigotry.
November 20, 2015
Muslims Have Been Living in America Since Before the Revolutionary War
Donald Trump’s proposals to shutter mosques and surveil Muslims are not about public safety—they’re about heinous stereotyping rooted in ignorance and cruelty.
November 12, 2015
How Edward Snowden Changed Everything
ACLU attorney Ben Wizner discusses the “Snowden effect” and why courts are taking privacy claims seriously now.
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November 10, 2015
The Poet, the Journalist, and the Dissident
Edward Snowden speaks at Bard College about “Why Privacy Matters.”
September 29, 2015
The Most Exceptional Thing About America Is Our Paranoia
In the United States, you’re more likely to be crushed by falling furniture than killed by a terrorist—but try telling that to Washington.
September 23, 2015
Here’s How to Cop Watch
Everyone should know how to do this.
September 21, 2015
How Two Peace Activists Wound Up on the Government’s No-Fly List
When it comes to national security, the government has given up pretending that it has to obey the law.
September 21, 2015
Oakland Residents Respond as the Largest Police Training in the World Invades
The Urban Shield police expo has become so popular among police around the world that the Sheriff’s Office no longer has to advertise.