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Glenn Greenwald on the Biden Administration and Expanding Censorship

On this week’s “On Contact,” Chris Hedges talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the incoming Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis, ravaged by a pandemic it cannot control, hostage to corporate power and bifurcated into warring factions.

Glenn Greenwald is the author of several bestsellers, including How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. His most recent book is No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and was the founding editor of the media outlet, The Intercept. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, Rolling Stone and various other television and radio outlets. He has won numerous awards for his NSA reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Chelsea Manning. In 2013, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service.

4 comments

  1. Thank you Chris and Glenn,

    It is terrifying that we are now back to the smiling, friendly, affable face of Empire in the form of Biden Harris! In any other country in the world Biden and Harris would be part of a far right party!
    In Canada he would be the equivalent of Erin O’Toole leader of the Conservative Party. Thus, the neoliberal agenda will now continue unabated! The exit of buffoon Trump has paved the way for the oligarchs now to hide their evil under the guise of self-righteous platitudes that will leave us off even worse. Progressives need to unite across the spectrum as Noam Chomsky and you have said Chris to call out this administrations duplicity, lies, and ties to the military industrial complex with even more vigour.

  2. Two of the most acute observers of the collapse of western democracies across the globe and the rise of fascist leaders …it is no less obvious than in this country where an odious slime bucket captured the attention of mainstream media who profited handsomely…
    There does not seem to be much to look forward to in this ugly pandemic but more of the same…it seems Americans have to express themselves through the barrel of a gun having lost the ability to communicate …in their isolation from reality…
    Well, if herd immunity is what it is …then on with the big die-off…and let the youth finally have an opportunity to build the world they need in the face of massive resistance from an aging , brainwashed , memory impaired elite who feel that answering the Call of Nature to murder, maim and let die populations of brown and black people is just God’s will.

    1. I reckon we have to conclude that we do not yet have and never have had democracy yet, and that it is something perhaps that we should be aiming to achieve.
      Also that these times have shown that we have not ever had the ability to communicate, otherwise we would not be in the position we find ourselves in.

  3. “Liberal institutions straightaway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established; once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions”. Nietzsche

    Censorship is proving deadly for life on earth. Mainstream media barely talks about ecological problems, throwing us a few tidbits from time to time, and few if any talk show hosts viewed over popular channels will even interview an ecologist. Ecology is out of sight and out of mind when needed most. So while the oligarchy plays games of power and control the planet continues to suffer and die.

    I watched the ceremony of inauguration today and it appeared to be a recapitulation of American empire. So I guess that what Aldous Huxley said applies-“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach”.

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