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Munk Debates: State Surveillance
05-01-2014, 10:26 PM,
Information  Munk Debates: State Surveillance
Streaming On the Munk Debates website & reportedly also on The Intercept May 2 2014, 7:00 PM EST.

Quote:State Surveillance
Be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defence of our freedoms…

May 2, 2014

It is the debate of the moment. In a risk-filled world, are democracies justified in turning to large-scale state surveillance, at home and abroad, to fight complex and unconventional threats? Or is the emergence of the surveillance state and the awesome powers it derives from information technology a new and pervasive threat to our basic freedoms? For some the answer is obvious: the threats more than justify the current surveillance system, and the laws and institutions of democracies are more than capable of balancing the needs of individual privacy with collective security. For others, we are in peril of sacrificing to state surveillance and exaggerated terrorist threats the civil liberties that guarantee citizens’ basic freedoms. To engage this global debate our spring 2014 contest moves the motion:

Be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defence of our freedoms....

Pro: Michael Hayden, Alan Dershowitz
Con: Glenn Greenwald, Alexis Ohanian

More info here:

You must sign up for a free account at the Munk Debates website to receive a link to the streaming debate. I'm not sure about how The Intercept will do it, or even if they will stream the debate live.

Thought I'd post it for anyone interested. I won't be able to watch, so... If anyone is so inclined, it might be nice to record the stream and post it to the tracker, if possible.Icon_biggrin
05-02-2014, 02:39 PM,
RE: Munk Debates: State Surveillance
The shills on the "con" side work for the same people as the scumbags on the "pro" side. Smile

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