Will Potter on the existence of secret prisons in America

On episode 26 of the Saturday Six Pack, I spoke at length with journalist Will Potter, formerly of the Chicago Tribune, about his work to bring the criminalization of free speech to light in post-9/11 America. Well, as you may recall, Potter, who is now a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, mentioned during our discussion that he’d just recently received a standing ovation after having delivering a TED talk on the subject of secret prisons currently operating within the United States. [Potter came to know about these prisons as a result of following the cases of so-called “eco-terrorists” through the U.S. judicial system.] Had footage of this talk been available when Potter and I spoke, I would have shared it at time. As it wasn’t, though, I made a note to post it once it was uploaded to Youtube. And, now that it’s online, I wanted to pass it along… Here it is… It’s good, powerful, important stuff. Please watch it and share it.

[Potter is the author of the book Green Is The New Red.]

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One Comment

  1. Aaron Wilson
    Posted December 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing this Mark. I hope you don’t become a political prisoner!

    I’m so glad that Potter quoted Fr. Berrigan, who was also a political prisoner. Catholic social movements like Berrigan’s and School of the Americas Watch have really been a voice in the wilderness against the American pseudo-fascist regime. Political prisoners and victims are not rare and that’s incredibly scary and incredibly sad.

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