Everyone in the room is relieved thatObama won. It is now that the work of movements begin.
Tells FDR story "make me do it." Barack said, like Roosevelt-- make him do it.
Ben Jealous, boring after the elections. We have to stay in movement mode"
-promised to close guantanamo
-expanded drone wars-- destroying fabric of society in Pakistan
--refuses to discuss greenhouse emissions
-more whostleblowers prosecuted than under all presidents in history
-more immigrants deported than any president in history
The president of the US is most powerful person on earth. But there is a force more powerful-- all of you.
What happens when the community organizer in chief becomes the commander in chief? Who's going to do the community organizing then?
To broaden the discussion. That is our job in the media.
Wikileaks-- it's absolutely critical , at a time when governments are cracking down on information, that there be transparency, and that's why Wikileaks is so important.
When we have information it saves lives.
In times of war, drivers guide, introduce-- they're like reporters. (She's discussing the Reuters driver killed in iraq who Wikileaks exposed the military as having killed)
We call that trickle up journalism-- Sherif-- who reported for Democracy now in Tahrir square, was soon being interviewed by all the biggest networks.