Civil Liberties and the War on Terror

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0T0he war on Iraq got maximum media coverage, with journalists embedded with troops, reporting every step of the way. Yet the war on terror is being fought in secret. The US Patriot Act, passed after September 11, gives the government this widespread authority to wage this war in secret. From months-long detentions to no-fly lists that ban certain people from flying on US airlines, the government has had to be accountable to almost no one. Now the ACLU is challenging that. Is the government going too far or keeping the nation secure? Guest host Sara Terry explores that delicate balance with civil libertarians from the ACLU and the Center for National Security Studies, a former FAA airline security advisor, and international law expert Ruth Wedgwood.
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Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her current photo-documentary project is Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace.

Palestinian National Authority

Road Map to Peace

ACLU lawsuit on no-fly list

Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS II)

Jose Padilla, CATO Institute on

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

US Department of Homeland Security

US Patriot Act

Deverell's article, "Epidemic of Fear and Mistrust"



Warren Olney