Are the efforts of “security” in the post 9/11 world achieves any success or do all these surveillance systems and security measures cause new problems for democracies while failing to identify the “real terrorists”? Maureen Webb‘s new book investigates this critical subject. The below clip is from Democracy Now web site and you can also view an interview with Webb in streaming MP3 format here.

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A new book reveals the comprehensive scope of government surveillance, and finds that the use of sophisticated methods to search for terrorists is not identifying the right suspects.

In “Illusions of Security, Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post 9/11 World,” human rights lawyer Maureen Webb argues the new global security system is threatening both American and global security while also undermining democracy worldwide.

  • Maureen Webb, author of the new book “Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World” (City Lights). She is a human rights lawyer and activist. She has spoken extensively on post-September 11 security and human rights issues. She is co-chair of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and also the Coordinator for Security and Human Rights issues for Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada.

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