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Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
False Resistance Leaders: The People Who Decry Trump While Promoting Authoritarianism

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U.S. politics is easily viewed as left vs. right, Democrat vs. Republican, and today, Trump vs. everyone else. But the politics of authoritarianism and surveillance are not so simply aligned. Not only are some of the strongest surveillance reformers Republicans, some of the strongest supporters of mass surveillance are also #Resistance champions. In advance of the 2020 election, when some of these people may seek higher office, it is imperative for the human rights community to identify who our real allies are, and who may be the fire to Trump’s pan. This panel will work to identify actors on both sides of that equation and discuss possible responses.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm BST
L'Escale (Laico)