Live televised interview with Spying on Democracy author Heidi Boghosian

UPDATE: You can now watch the interview online here:

Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:00pm PST

City Lights Foundation/Publishing and the Community Media Center of Marin present an evening with Heidi Boghosian who will be discussing Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance. Host Peter B. Collins will moderate a discussion and excerpt-reading session that will be televised live out of the Marin TV studio before a live audience. The broadcast will begin at 6pm and air on the Marin TV Education Channel (Comcast 30/AT&T 99) as well as stream online. Viewers may watch online at and send questions to the moderator for discussion. Sign up to be part of the live studio audience by clicking here.

"Heidi Boghosian's Spying on Democracy is the answer to the question, 'if you're not doing anything wrong, why should you care if someone's watching you?'"—Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU and former FBI agent

Until the watershed leak of top-secret documents by Edward Snowden to the Guardian UK and the Washington Post, most Americans did not realize the extent to which our government is actively acquiring personal information from telecommunications companies and other corporations. As made startlingly clear, the National Security Agency (NSA) has collected information on every phone call Americans have made over the past seven years. In that same time, the NSA and the FBI have gained the ability to access emails, photos, audio and video chats, and additional content from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, YouTube, Skype, Apple, and others, allegedly in order to track foreign targets. --City Lights Books