Gagging Barrett Brown, transgender rights, chemical weapon hypocrisy, undemocratic NSA
Abby Martin talks about the media gag order that was just placed on investigative journalist Barrett Brown. Mara Kiesling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, discusses Chelsea Manning, transgender rights in the military and the culture of ignorance surrounding transgender issues. Next, the blatant hypocrisy of Obama’s “red line” of chemical attacks as the motivating factor to intervene militarily in Syria in light of the top four chemical weapons attacks that the US military doesn’t want you to know about. Finally, an interview with Senator Ron Wyden’s former deputy chief of staff, Jennifer Hoelzer, about the newest NSA revelations and the undemocratic process of keeping the government and society at large in the dark over surveillance.