SURVEILLANCE PANDEMIC: Edward Snowden and Naomi Klein Discuss The Creeping Surveillance State.

Spy planes, helicopters, and drones surveilled hundreds of thousands of Americans as they took to the streets to protest police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. Meanwhile, a series of surveillance startups are using the coronavirus pandemic to track people, analyze outbreaks, and otherwise attempt to legitimize their technology.⁠

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, author and The Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, Mijente campaign organizer Jacinta González, and Motherboard staff writer Edward Ongweso Jr. discuss how technology is used against Black Lives Matters protesters, undocumented immigrants, and Black and brown communities more broadly.⁠

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Brussels: clashes between police and protesters after Black Lives Matters rally | AFP

Clashes break out between law enforcement officers and a few hundred protesters after a Black Lives Matter protest in Brussels, which saw over 10,000 people gather to demonstrate against racism and police brutality. IMAGES

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