What does Disneyland have in common with Law Enforcement agencies? They both now use facial recognition software. Disney so they can get you to by a photo before you leave the Park and Police and The Dept of Homeland Security so they can spy on Public gatherings. From a network of license plate readers to tracking by cell phone GPS, we are rapidly becoming One Nation under Surveillance. Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund for a Deeper Look Thursday morning a 9;30 am, Jay Stanley of the National ACLUtalks about the alarming growth of government Surveillance and the battle to protect our privacy.
Bill Resnick and Bill Smaldone start a two-part conversion about the German Social Democratic party in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Smaldone lays out the historical context of the consolidating and industrializing German state, then explains how the Social Democrats emerged as a parliamentary movement and became a civic movement. Most exciting is how the Social Democrats was organizing the working-class of Germany in the late 19th Century by creating alternative cultural and social institutions that until then only middle-class really had. The vision they had was akin to 20th century socialist schemes of dual-power. Part two will be aired next week.
On Today's Old Mole, Frann Michel hosts, and we hear about how German social democrats built a parallel society for working people, a movie review of a Bob Marley biopic, and from a worker at the Red and Black cafe about their cooperatively owned and collectively managed model.
In San Francisco, new ads on several MUNI buses, funded by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, read: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel, defeat Jihad."
The city has heard a public outcry to the ads, with citizens and advocacy groups deeming the ads inflammatory, Islamophobic, and racist.
KBOO's Jenn Chavez spoke with Zahra Billoo, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, for more on this story.