Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 60

A World of Unrest From labor unrest in South Africa, to war and crisis in Mali, Niger, increased resistance in Egypt, Bahrain, the threat of fascism in Greece, massive protests in Spain and Portugal, to Indigenous movements in North and South America, a world of unrest and resistance is rapidly emerging and evolving. To understand […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 57

The Arab Spring and the American Empire Two years on from the start of the Arab Spring, the people are back out on the streets in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and elsewhere. Their demands for democracy have not changed, though the faces of their oppressors may have. This episode looks at the development of the Arab […]

Tunisia’s Unfinished Revolution: From Dictatorship to Democracy?

On January 14, 2011, Tunisia’s 23-year long dictator Ben Ali fled the country he ruled over in the face of a popular uprising which began the previous month. Tunisia represented the spark of what became known as the ‘Arab Spring.’ Over two years later, Tunisians are back in the streets protesting against the new government, […]

Unmasking the Brotherhood: Syria, Egypt, and Beyond

The most powerful weapons of the Western ruling class in the Muslim world The complexities of the Arab Spring and the struggle for political freedom throughout the Arab world should not obscure what has now become an absolutely essential understanding for all anti-imperialists: the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most powerful weapons of the […]

The Summer of Muslim Discontent: It’s Not “The Amateur Film” Stupid!

The so-called “Arab Spring:” is a distant and bitter memory to those who fought and struggled for a better world, not to speak of the thousands who lost, life and limb. In its place, throughout the Muslim world, a new wave of reactionaries, corrupt and servile politicians have taken the reins of power buttressed by […]

Fighting the “Rising Tide” of Arab Nationalism

The Eisenhower Doctrine & the Syrian Crisis Following the Suez Crisis, Nasser’s influence and reputation was enormously strengthened in the Arab, Muslim, and wider decolonizing world, while those of Britain and France were in decline. Nasser’s support for nationalist movements in North Africa, particular Algeria, increasingly became cause for concern. Pro-Western governments in the Middle […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 7

Empire in the Arab World Taking a look at the historical realities of Western imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa following World War II allows us to place current conflicts in a wider context and understanding. Briefly looking at the coup in Iran in 1953, the Egyptian Suez Crisis in 1956, the Syrian […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 6

“Understanding the Arab Spring” Seeking to place the Arab Spring within a wider geopolitical and social context, this episode draws a thread through the middle of many critical interpretations of the events in the Arab world, those which view the uprisings as authentic and organic democratic revolts, and those which view them as a Western […]

Why Washington Wants ‘Finito’ with Putin

The Shady National Endowment for Democracy &The Prime Agenda of ‘Whoever’ is Next US President By F. William Engdahl Washington clearly wants ‘finito’ with Russia’s Putin as in basta! Or as they said in Egypt last spring, Kefaya–enough!  Hillary Clinton and friends have apparently decided Russia’s prospective next president, Vladimir Putin, is a major obstacle to […]

Imperialism & the “Anti-Imperialism of the Fools”

Resist the Temptation to Access the Mass Media by Providing a ‘Progressive Cover’ to Imperial Dubbed “Rebels” By Professor James Petras One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the […]

Podcast Show #70

The Boiling Frogs Presents Richard Moore This is Part 5 of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here: Part I, Part II, Part III , and Part IV. Richard Moore shares with us his unique perspective on the working of the political world […]

BFP Exclusive: Syria- Secret US-NATO Training & Support Camp to Oust Current Syrian President

Using al-Assad vs. Assad I have been closely following the situation and events in Syria as they unfold. In doing so I totally bypass what’s being misreported by the US mainstream media-Washington Post, New York Times, and the like. I also pass on anything dished out by the Rockefeller-Soros-Carnegie connected popular quasi alternatives. Instead I […]

U.S. Has Been Providing Turkey with $1 Million a Day to Fight Kurdish Minority

Republican Senator Slips During & After her Recent Lavish Trip Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, returned from Istanbul, Turkey last week. According to my Turkish sources the Senator’s trip was ‘extraordinarily lavish.’ Shortly after her return last Monday, Collins began to make her lavish organizers’ lavish expenditure worthwhile.  She spoke at a conference about the state […]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

The Moral Bankruptcy of American Spooks, US Missile Shield May Be Precursor for Attack on Iran, Al-Qaeda Leader Hails Syrian Protestors, Ford Takes US Taxpayers Bailout & Deserts Sinking Ship, Feds to Grab Land for Homeland Security, Hidden Hegemony: Canadian Mining in Latin America, What is a Dollar? & More! BFP Nightly Quote  “If the American […]

Obama’s New Middle East Policy: “Ambitious Fiction & Monarchial Bastards”

Escobar Brilliantly Summarizes Obama’s New Middle East Policy Pepe Escobar had another brilliant piece on Obama’s recent Middle East speech, and as always he is on the money: So to make a story short, here’s a concise New Middle East Obama policy. We support “our” bastards (dictators) who are sophisticated enough to beat, arrest and […]