Blocking NSA, America’s fracked up, drone bombing Americans, busting immigration myths
Abby Martin reports on an amendment to the 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill that would have brought an end to the NSA’s blanket gathering of phone records. Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s energy program, talks about the dangerous side effects of fracking and if supporters of the practice are right about it being a good alternative to dirty energy. Then a letter written by the grandfather of Abdurrahman al Awlaki, a 16yo US citizen killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011, calling for accountability from the US govt for the murder. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez talks about the latest version of immigration reform legislation, nicknamed ‘border surge’, and the many misconceptions propagated about the issue in the US. Finally, a look at the UK govt’s practice of revoking citizenship of individuals deemed to be ‘persons of interest’, citing two cases where subjects were stripped of citizenship and assassinated by US drones.