This week on CounterSpin: Proponents say the USA Freedom Act, while not perfect, at least means the end of NSA collection of US citizens’ phone records. Is that really true? Could the law’s shortcomings outweigh its merits? We’ll hear from Sue Udry, executive director of the Defending Dissent Foundation and acting director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.
Also on the show: Murder charges will be brought against the Bangladeshi factory owners and government officials responsible for the 2013 collapse at Rana Plaza, the garment industry disaster that killed more than 1,100 people. Barbara Briggs is associate director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. We’ll talk with her about what’s being done to prevent such nightmares going forward.