The Daily Beat

Premiere DateJun 28, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:40 Top Story
01:31 Baths Phaedra
06:20 World News
07:10 PROMO
07:29 In Other News
08:36 Jay Arner Surf Don't Sink
12:33 Finish

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The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.

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TOP STORY

Today The Raw Story published an AFP article titled “Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Cartwright under investigation for alleged Stuxnet leak.”

The article reads:

A former high-ranking US military officer is being probed for allegedly leaking details about a US cyberattack on Iran, a US media report said.

Citing unnamed legal sources, NBC News said retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he is under investigation for allegedly disclosing details about the Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Cartwright, 63, is the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The four-star general retired from the military in August 2011.

WORLD NEWS

Today Human Rights Watch published an article titled “UK: Provide Clear Answers on Data Surveillance.”

The article reads:

Reports that the United Kingdom’s intelligence agency has intercepted and collected vast amounts of Internet and phone data raise serious concerns that the government has breached the privacy rights of millions of people in the UK and elsewhere.

The government should explain to the public the scope and magnitude of the alleged surveillance by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) as well as the authority and limitations under which it is conducted, Human Rights Watch said. The government should also create a more robust and transparent oversight authority that reports to Parliament. This agency should be mandated to disclose as much information to the public as possible, consistent with the requirements of national security and public order.

IN OTHER NEWS

Today Think Progress published an article titled “The Biggest Liberal Protest Of 2013 In 35 Photos & Video.”

The article’s author Scott Keyes writes:

To little national fanfare, the largest liberal protest of 2013 took place on Monday this week in North Carolina, with thousands in attendance and hundreds getting arrested.

For weeks, faith leaders in the Tar Heel State have gathered every Monday to give voice to women, the poor, and other groups under attack by the Republican-held legislature. (To learn more about how Republicans won back the North Carolina statehouse for the first time since the Civil War, read Ian Millhiser’s recent piece “How One Millionaire Is Turning North Carolina Into A Tea Party Utopia”.)

This week’s Moral Monday protest, which are being organized by the Advancement Project and North Carolina NAACP, was the largest to date with more than 3,000 people in attendance.

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