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Today on Your Call: How have informant laws changed since 9/11?
On today's Your Call, we’ll mark the beginning of the 55th annual San Francisco International Film Festival by discussing one of it’s featured films--Jamie Meltzer’s Informant. The film follows the story of Brandon Darby, a charismatic activist turned FBI informant. Since 9/11, the FBI has built a network of more than 15,000 informants. How much impunity does the FBI have for entrapment? How have the laws changed since the Patriot Act? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. What do activists need to know about their rights? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Jamie Meltzer, director of Informant, a documentary making its world debut at the 55th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival
Jim Wedick, former FBI agent, featured in the film, Better This World
Informant -- the film
Jamie Meltzer -- website
Jim Wedick: Former FBI agent
This American Life: “Turncoat,” a story about Brandon Darby
Huffington Post: Better This World: Two Friends, Eight Bombs, One FBI Inform
Better This World -- the movie
Austin Chronicle: The Informant: Revolutionary to rat: The uneasy journey of Brandon Darby
The Texas Observer: The Spies of Texas
C-Span: Thinking Like a Terrorist
The New Press: Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in Twenty-First-Century AmericaTrevor Aaronson: The Terror Factory