Sarah Olson Speaks

Democracy Now! has an interview with journalist Sarah Olson, following the announcement that the U.S. military has dropped its effort to subpoena her testimony in the court-martial of war resister Lt. Ehren Watada. "I think that this is really a victory for the rights of journalists in the United States to gather up and to disseminate news really free from government intervention," Olson says, but adds, "I’m also a little bit concerned that Lieutenant Watada still faces prosecution for exercising his First Amendment rights during a public presentation. I also think that the preservation of these rights for journalists and for individuals clearly requires vigilance. Journalists are subpoenaed today in the US with an alarming frequency."