Alternative Radio with David Barsamian is heard at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, on WHAV.
In Unmasking the NSA, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald says: The NSA’s own documents lay bare exactly what their institutional mandate and objective are in really clear language. These are the things they said when they thought nobody was listening and that you would never see. The motto of the NSA, their institutional phrase that governs what they are about-is “Collect it all.” Not “Collect communications of terrorists” or “Collect some of it” or “Collect a lot of it.” It’s “Collect it all.”
Glenn Greenwald broke the story of Washington’s widespread electronic dragnet. His exclusive interview with NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden was an international media sensation. He is the author of With Liberty and Justice for Some and No Place to Hide. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his “path breaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues.” He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of Chelsea Manning. He is co-founder of the watchdog media outlet The Intercept.