This weekend, Senator Bernard Sanders organized a town hall meeting to discuss what he called “an issue of huge consequence”: The system of electronic spying on Americans set up by the military’s National Security Agency – the NSA.
The meeting featured David Cole, professor at the Georgetown University Law School, and Heidi Boghosian, head of the National Lawyers Guild.
At the meeting, Senator Sanders warned, “When George Orwell wrote 1984, about the role of government surveillance, knowing everything about everybody’s life, he had no idea where we would be today in 2014, and we have no idea where, in terms of technology, this world will be in 10 years from now or 20 years from now. What we do know is the ability of those who have that technology to know virtually everything about our lives is real now and is only going to become more dangerous in years to come.”
A video of the meeting begins here: