Spying on Democracy

by Will Potter on November 9, 2013

in News,Surveillance

Heidi Boghosian, Spying on DemocracyIt’s about time someone reverses the spy lens, and exposes the corporations and government agencies behind a new wave of surveillance. In her new book Spying on Democracy, Heidi Boghosian draws on her extensive legal and activist experience to document a web of surveillance stretching between private industry and the state. It’s a chronicle of rogue spy operations, but it’s also a damning indictment of how our privacy rights are violated in ways that are shockingly legal. The material here is unsettling, but Boghosian’s message is not that we should attempt to hide in the shadows; it’s that we must be out front, loud, and on the side of the journalists and dissidents whose rights are most threatened.

Check out her recent interview with Bill Moyers.

I’ll be joining Heidi Boghosian at Busboys and Poets bookstore in Washington, DC to discuss these issues, and answer the question: If you’re not doing anything wrong, why should you care if someone is watching you?

Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30 pm

Washington DC: Busboys and Poets Bookstore

Heidi Boghosian discusses Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance. She’ll be joined by Will Potter, author of Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege. Both books are published by City Lights.

Busboys and Poets is located at 2021 14th Street NW in Washington DC.

For more information, contact Don Allen at dallen@teachingforchange.org or call the store at 202-387-7638 (POET).

The event is cosponsored by Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, City Lights, Nader.org, and GreenistheNewRed.com

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