This week The Monitor looks at the environment and government surveillance with guests Chip Ward and Shahid Buttar
Chip Ward is a TomDispatch regular, writes from Torrey, Utah. He is the author of two books, Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West and Hope’s Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land. His essays can be found by clicking here. To listen to Timothy MacBain’s latest TomCast audio interview in which Ward discusses global “weirding,” click here, or download it to your iPod here.
We will talk about his recent article: Tomgram: Chip Ward, Fire’s Manifest Destiny
Shahid Buttar is the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.
Quote: “Over Director Mueller’s ten-year tenure, the FBI has repeatedly violated the rights of peaceful Americans, abused its powers, lied to Congress, and overlooked opportunities to better protect national security — yet the White House and Congress seem poised to support these failures by extending the director’s term. The executive branch is off the rails, and the legislature asleep at the switch.”
Background: Recent pieces by Buttar: “Do not Extend FBI Director’s Term” and “Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Why the FBI Needs New Leadership.“