Being Most Uncivil With Our Liberties: The War on All of Us

With the Patriot Act debate raging in Congress, there has perhaps never been a better time to consider what’s at stake. And what is that? Most of us never really knew. But this documentary, from Executive Producer Robert Greenwald and Earl Katz, directed by Nonny de la Peña, whose work has been funded by a MacArthur grant and shown at TriBeCa Film Festival, spelled it all out a decade ago, and is as relevant as ever.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 4—Our Mindset

In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 2–Snowden

In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 1–Troublemakers

In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in Santa Fe, Excerpt 3—Our Rights

In this third excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “security, terrorism and our rights”

MONDAY MORNING SKEPTIC: Is Snowden the Criminal—or is it the System?

Somehow, the leaks of NSA documents on the fragility of democracy have been turned around into public criticism of the leaker. The conservative press wants us to focus on Edward Snowden’s girlfriend. Ok, fine. Here’s that picture. Happy? Now can we move on to what’s really happening in this country—and why it’s so hard to speak the truth about it?

TVWHY: Russ Baker in Santa Fe, Excerpt 2—Arab Spring

In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “from the Arab Spring to the Miranda Warning”

TVWHY: Russ Baker in Santa Fe, Excerpt 1–POWER

In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Acknowledging Where the Power Resides”

RadioWHY: Lew Rockwell with Russ Baker on the Boston Bombing and the Security State

Radio host and noted Libertarian Lew Rockwell has a few questions for Russ Baker about the Boston Bombing—and the larger framework of militarism, propaganda, media failures, and other issues related to the security state and freedom. Russ has a few answers.

I Spy An Occupy: Obama’s DHS Surveils Legit Protesters

The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.