When: Mon Nov 1 2010 07:00 PM
Where: SPSCC Campus. Building 26, Room 105
What: Glenn Greenwald is a Constitutional and civil rights attorney, columnist and blogger for Salon.com, and author of the NY Times bestselling books How Would a Patriot Act?, A Tragic Legacy, and Great American Hypocrites. He has written articles for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harpers, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times. He appears regularly as a commentator on various news programs including ABCís This Week, CSPAN, NPRís All things Considered, Democracy Now! With Amy Goodman, and PBSís Bill Moyers Journal. In 2009 he won the Izzy Award for excellence in independent journalism and New York Magazine, Forbes, and The Atlantic have all named him one of the 40 most influential pundits in American media.
Over the last decade Greenwald has made a career of examining the war on terror, and more specifically our treatment of detainees in places like Guantanamo, warrantless wiretapping, our inconsistencies in applying the rule of law, and politicians of both parties undermining or violating the US Constitution. He has also been a relentless critic of the corporate press and its coverage (or lack thereof) of these important issues. This talk will examine where things stand today, including changes in the Obama administration as well as continuation and sometimes expansion of policies started in the Bush administration. The presentation should be of interest to anyone concerned with constitutional law, torture, due process, civil liberties, the war on terror, or the Constitution.