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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Terrorists


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Since the United States launched its War on Terrorism after the September 11th attacks many fundamental questions about civil liberties have arisen. Namely, does there have to be a trade-off between constitutional rights and investigating terrorist threats? On this edition of Making Contact we take a look at this and other questions, as we examine civil liberties in this post-9/11 era.

This program is the first in a two-part series that was produced in collaboration with Foreign Policy in Focus, a co-sponsor of the First Monday Project 2002. Since 1994, the First Monday Project has raised critical public issues on college campuses across the United States on the opening day of the Supreme Court’s session, the first monday in October. In 2002, the First Monday Project focuses on civil liberties and the U.S. War on Terrorism.


Michael Klare, Hamphire College; John Gershman, Interhemispheric Resource Center; Richard Wilson, American University
David Cole, Center for Constitutional Rights; Melvin A. Goodman, National War College; Kate Martin, Center for National Security Studies; Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States”; Jemel Buck, All Dulles Area Muslim Society; Jeanne Butterfield, American Immigration Lawyers Association; Kit Gage, First Amendment Foundation; Mr. Singh, a Sikh man who was denied passage on an airplane; Music from David Rovics.

Howard Zinn is a supporter of National Radio Project.

For more information:

Hamphshire College – Amherst, MA
Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS)

Interhemispheric Resource Center

Center for National Security Studies – Washington, DC

Howard Zinn
Author of “A People’s History of the United States” ISBN: 0060937319
and “Terrorism and War” ISBN: 1583224939

All Dulles Area Muslim Society – Herndon, VA

American Immigration Lawyers Association – Washington, DC

First Amendment Foundation – Washington, DC

Author: Radio Project

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