Month: October 2012

Chase Madar on the US’s growing state security apparatus

George Miller’s guest on Le Monde diplomatique‘s October 2012 podcast is New York-based human rights lawyer Chase Madar.

His article in this month’s edition of the paper is entitled “Land of the Ever Less Free”, and it looks at how America’s security state apparatus hasĀ  been significantly augmented under President Obama – contrary to election promises.

So today the federal government employs 30,000 Americans to monitor the phone conversations of their fellow citizens, and in 2011 alone Washington classified 92m documents, almost double the number made secret just two years before.

Chase Madar explores some of the causes and effects of a bloated security state in this interview.

To listen to the interview, click here.