Nov
22
2013

Trevor Timm on NSA 'Reform,' Nima Shirazi on Iran Negotiations

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10616232584_5c3b801643_zThis week on CounterSpin: Polls show Americans overwhelmingly opposed to the government's mass surveillance programs; they find the unconstitutional spying "alarming" and don't think it's making them safer. There's legislative movement to "reform" surveillance procedures--but is it real reform or windowdressing? We'll hear from Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

iran-geneva-talksAlso on CounterSpin today: Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers resumed on November 20, after falling apart nearly two weeks earlier. But the US press seems a little confused about why those earlier talks failed. We’ll talk with Nima Shirazi of Wide Asleep in America about that--and about what to watch out for as talks go forward.

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"Sen. Dianne Feinstein's New NSA Bill Will Codify and Extend Mass Surveillance of Americans," by Trevor Timm (Electronic Frontier Foundation, 10/31/13)

--"Iran's Nuclear Rights vs. the West's 'Bombastic Diplomacy,'" by Nima Shirazi (Wide Asleep in America, 11/11/13)