Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada know very well that they have been watched all along by federal and state officials and by corporations, particularly but not only those opposing government and corporate land grabs and resource extraction/exploitation.
Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (NY: Metropolitan Books, 2014).
Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide demands all kinds of attention for its fearless analysis of the United States as a surveillance state in service of its own political and economic interests and the protection of the rich and powerful. While U.S. surveillance programs — overseen by the NSA and contracted with multiple transnational corporations — directly violates U.S. constitutional protections for due process and against unwarranted searches, Greenwald’s work exposes further the lies at the heart of American exceptionalist claims to being the premiere democracy in the world. These lies, perpetuated by the establishment media, must be publicly debated and appropriate safeguards put into place, Greenwald argues.
For here, in my abhorrence for the entire genre of book reviews, I would like to think with Greenwald’s work in mind about how the U.S. surveillance…
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