Radio New Zealand Interviews Will Potter on Spying, Ag-Gag Laws, and the Global War of Information

by Will Potter on September 18, 2013

in Surveillance

Radio New Zealand interview on surveillance and ag-gag lawsOne of New Zealand’s most popular radio programs, Sunday Ideas, aired an in-depth interview with me about my work, and how elements of the “Green Scare” are appearing internationally. When I visited New Zealand on my lecture tour, surveillance issues were becoming a national controversy; now, New Zealand has passed a law allowing the kiwi equivalent of the NSA to spy on citizens, and Kim Dotcom is moving forward with his lawsuit related to illegal spying

“At the same time that we’ve been seeing a massive increase in the state’s ability to gather private information about its citizens, we’ve seen a correspondingly hard line taken against citizens who dare reveal the state’s private information… Will Potter, the author of Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege, is someone who is equally concerned about both trends. His interest in the topic of increasing state surveillance was sparked by FBI agents who requested he start spying on his friends. Jeremy Rose recently caught up with Will Potter, who is in New Zealand for an animal rights conference.”

Listen to the full interview here.

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