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Glenn Greenwald; With Liberty and Justice for Some... and How the Occupy Movement Could Change Things

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Glenn Greenwald

blogger and columnist for Salon


With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful


"the worst and most tyrannical government actions in Washington are equally supported on a fully bipartisan basis." [22]


VERY Rough Notes from the Interview

the quiet coup--- the takeover of American Democracy by its oligarchs-- like in russia, argentina-- 

The US has long been sermonizing to the world that countries where elites are not accountable 


goals; persuading fellow citizens of the depth and severity of it and need to act. 


Most exciting inspirational moment is the development of the Occupy movement. 


Two ways change can be effectuated

one-- within political system-- the problem once the perception is ossified that the political systems are rotten and not legitimate


the other way is  social disruption and unrest. 


The only kind of change that matters and that makes 


You're going to see increasing use of violence on the part of police and even federal forces. 


If the protest movement continues to grow, the government and police response will be more violence


Who are the bad guys?

the responsibility to prosecute lies with the executive branch and department of justice. 


Obama protects high level criminals and goes after whistleblowers.

Holder runs DOJ-- he started out looking like he'd be aggressive, but then stopped.


Have there been precedents set by letting elites off the hook?

Precedents can be set-- that whenever a political breaks the law it's better to protect them pardon them shield them. 


What about the connection of corporate personhood?

Corporate personhood-- corporations are collections of wealthy shareholders" 


How could it get worse?   

We see nations around the world where they have severe income and wealth inequality-- the m ore wealth, the more they try to expand their power. 


We've already seen riots and unrest and destruction in other societies


We're going to see unrest. destruction".


what is outcome inequality?   

analogy to race. accept inequality if the perception is winnings are earned. Problem comes when outcome appears illegitimate and happens. l


What about the private prison industry?

The existence of the private priison industry-- they work against reform of sentencing, drug laws-- 


Prison industries have a motivation to minimize cost and maximize profits


Are there legislators with bills drafted?

Problem is more culture and systemic than legislative".  Even if legislation was passed...

there are a couple of members of congress who have spoken out 


Jim Webb-- talks about how the US imprisons more people than anyone else in the world. 


What are you going to tell the Occupy people living in the tents in the occupied territories?

listen to the end of the interview to find out. 


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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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