Podcast: Big Brother; State Surveillance in Israel

Throughout history, governments have exploited crises to impose dangerous, authoritarian policies. This pandemic is no exception. As governments have attempted to contain the spread of COVID-19, many have imposed extreme measures and restrictions on civic rights.

AFSC's new limited-series podcast, “Under the Mask,” explores how communities are finding ways to connect, organize, and challenge repression in these times. Our podcast draws from a series of online dialogues hosted by AFSC this summer, which brought together activists and civil society organizations from around the world to share their experiences and tools to counter oppressive state measures. 

Episode 1: In our premiere episode, AFSC’s Sahar Vardi and Kerri Kennedy discuss how people in Israel and beyond are resisting government surveillance and the criminalization of protest and dissent. Two more episodes are coming soon.


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