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Syria Debate: Does U.S. Have The Evidence And Authority To Hit Assad For ... | Democracy Now

August 29, 2013

And in Washington, D.C., we're joined by Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic and senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Steven Clemons, let's begin with you. What is your assessment of the evidence that the United States ...

Sharing The Internet: New “Commotion Wireless” Technology Lets Communities ... | Democracy Now

March 5, 2013

About two years ago, news reports described the State Department-funded project of Sascha Meinrath as a way for overseas dissidents to overcome repressive regimes that try to censor them by shutting down the internet. This week a variation on the ...

Climate Parents: For Kids' Future, Mark Hertsgaard Urges Families To Take On Global Warming | Democracy Now

July 20, 2012

As the U.S. suffers through its worst drought since the 1950s, the author and environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard joins us to discuss his new initiative, "Climate Parents." ...

"Escape Fire": As Supreme Court Rules On Healthcare, Film Tackles U.S. ... | Democracy Now

June 28, 2012

SHANNON BROWNLEE: We spend a spectacular amount of money on healthcare. Just sheer numbers, $2.7 trillion per year. The average per capita cost of healthcare in the developed world is about $3000, and in the United States it was around $8000 ...

"Internet Censorship Affects Everybody": Rebecca MacKinnon on the Global Struggle for Online Freedom | Democracy Now

January 17, 2012

AMY GOODMAN: Rebecca MacKinnon, I want to thank you very much for being with us, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, co-founder of Global Voices Online. Her new book is called Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet ...

U.S. Works To Deploy Secret Internet, Mobile Phone Systems for Dissidents | Democracy Now

June 13, 2011

... The New York Times reports the project involves developing what has been described as an "Internet in a suitcase" that would allow dissidents to use “mesh network” technology to create an invisible wireless web without a centralized hub. Part of the effort is being led by Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation. Meinrath described part of the project on Democracy Now! in April. ...

Pakistani Military Faces Scrutiny as Unfolding Evidence Suggests Direct Role in Harboring Bin Laden | Democracy Now

May 5, 2011

... Some evidence has emerged to indicate that the Pakistani military may have had a direct role in harboring bin Laden. The journalist Steve Coll, who has written extensively on the bin Laden family, reports that local maps show land near the bin Laden compound as "restricted areas," indicating that they were under military control. ...

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Oscar-Nominated Director Tim Hetherington and Pulitzer-Finalist ... | Democracy Now

April 21, 2011

To discuss the life and work of Hondros, we speak with Christina Larson, a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine. We are also joined by Mohamed Dayem of the Committee to Protect Journalists about the increasing dangers faced by reporters ...

Roundtable on Journalism, Broadband and Broadcast Amidst Cutbacks and Consolidation | Democracy Now

April 8, 2011

... Meanwhile, the Federal Communications Commission faces increasing criticism for its lack of progress on expanding the nation’s broadband system. We host a media roundtable with Craig Aaron, incoming president of media advocacy group Free Press; Sascha Meinrath, director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative; ...

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