The Kickstarter campaign for a new Internet radio talk show called “Don’t Spy On Me!” will end tomorrow, September 1, 2015.Libertarian journalist Dimitri Vassilaros is behind the effort and looks to broadcast his libertarian ideals. He is looking forward to starting the show without having to worry about government censorship as do traditional broadcast radio shows. His show is timely as the FBI actively seeks more access to American’s data.
The “Don’t Spy On Me!” theme protests the mass surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency (NSA), an intelligence agency of the U.S. government. That massive scope of information the federal government is surveilling was leaked to the public by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who had been an NSA contractor. Listeners of the startup radio show will be free to say whatever they want because online radio programs are not subject to Federal Communications Commission regulations.
Vassilaros’ radio show will focus on privacy matters concerning our federal government on down to local government abuse of powers. He has been a long-time advocate for privacy to citizens and wants this new show to be a platform to “talk back to the authoritarians.” He feels that if enough Americans rise up against the authoritarians, then those authoritarians will back down.
“Your right of privacy is worth fighting for,” Vassilaros says. “This new radio show will provide people with a platform where they can express their thoughts, amplify their voices, and talk back to all authoritarians. Internet freedom means unlimited choices, not government restrictions.”
Vassilaros was only seeking to raise $2,500 to pay for the equipment and services he would need to get the show started and as of this writing he has raised just shy of $6,000. Vassilaros has spent months planning the new talk radio show and the Kickstarter campaign. The bulk of the original $2,500 was going to go to pay for the commercial equipment needed and to buy space on the Live365.com platform.
As Vassilaros states on his Kickstarter page, “The future looks Orwellian, but if enough people act now by backing this Kickstarter campaign, tomorrow can be wonderful. I’m committed to giving voice to people like us who care about our privacy, so we can take back our liberties, our rights, and our republic.”
Vassilaros is a newspaper journalist and professional broadcaster working for most of the large communication companies. While working at those companies, he has learned how the government influences the news most Americans hear. This is why he is turning to this new media, to break through those barriers and allow Americans to hear and voice what is actually going on in the nation and how it can change for the better.