Silencing whistleblowers and Western loss (E215)
Afshin goes underground with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on the government lies that lead us into illegal wars. Ellsberg covers the war on whistleblowers, the Senate debate on the expired Patriot Act, increasing surveillance in the UK and being the target of a White House assassination plot.
We’re joined once again by former MP and broadcaster Lembit Opik, and this week he’s looking at stories of loss. Lembit expresses his feelings about the loss of friend and Liberal Democrat politician Charles Kennedy. A loss of hearts and minds as former CIA director David Petraeus gives his advice on the fight against IS and why the UK government continues to fight a losing battle against drugs.
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