NSA, Assange, and Obamacare _ on Anti-War Progressive Teach-in

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Julian Assange

NSA, Assange, and Obamacare


NSA WHISTLEBLOWER BEATS ESPIONAGE ACT’ AND DEFENDS ASSANGE

THOMAS DRAKE is a former Senior Executive of the National Security Agency (NSA), and one of only four Americans ever prosecuted under the red-scare epoch’s “Espionage Act,” following his public dissent over the NSA’s extremely privacy-invading collection of US citizens’ private data under “Operation Traiblazer.” Drake prevailed legally, and the “espionage” charge was ultimately dropped. Drake discusses WikiLeaks publisher JULIAN ASSANGE’s probable prosecution under the same law, and de tails current agency operations against privacy and due process;

Sly and the Family Stone – “Somebody’s Watching You”;

Reading – An open letter to Ecuador’s President Correa from global human rights activists petitioning for Julian Assange’s asylum;

SCOTUS UPHOLDS OBAMACARE’ AND INSURES INDUSTRY FINANCIAL HEALTH

The Supreme Court — with a majority joined by conservative Chief Justice Roberts — has upheld the “Affordable Care Act” which leaves nearly 30 million Americans uninsured, rejects the cost benefits of a “single payer” system, and mandates escalating coverage costs for the corporate insurance industry.

CLARK NEWHALL, M.D., the executive director of Health Justice [ health-justice.org ], discusses public and media misperceptions of the healthcare debate as a Democrat-Republican or liberal-conservative conflict — rather than corporate control of politicians and legislation to benefit America’s gargantuan heath insurance industry. Newhall asserts that “President 0bama and Congress can now require every American to buy a lousy product at an inflated price”; and

DAVID HIMMELSTEIN, M.D., is a Harvard medical professor and cofounder of Physicians for a National Health Program [ pnhp.org ]. The doctor discusses how “Obamacare” creates a triage system of second-class coverage, does not control escalating costs, and would create catastrophic budgets for moderate income persons vulnerable to financial ruin in the event of serious illness. From a “Five O’Clock Shadow” production with Robert Knight.

The Anti-war Progressive Teach-in broaches upon some of the most highly charged subjects of our day—War & Peace, national healthcare, women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, torture, vets against the war, freedom, democracy, protest, demonstrations, etc. We scour the world to find and gather debates and presentations that are extremely informative and educational. Related subjects are also discussed. It provides key information for the uninitiated and the initiated alike.



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