The attack on civil rights under the Obama adminstration is even worse than under George W. Bush says Chris Hedges. With the escalation of drone attacks and the White House "kill list" American citizens can be killed without trial. The espionage act is used to silence whistleblowers as in the case of former CIA-employee Kiriakou who has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after exposing war crimes. Under the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) citizens can be detained without due process for an infinite time. As the law applies to journalists as well, Hedges has sued the Obama adminstration - and was proven right by District Judge Katherine B. Forrest.
Chris Hedges, senior fellow at the Nation Institute; former foreign correspondent for the New York Times; Pulitzer Prize in 2002. His latest book is "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt".