DisInfoWars with Tom Secker: Delving Deeper- What Happened in Paris?

The Friday the 13th massacre in Paris was the worst attack in Western Europe since Madrid in 2004, leaving well over a hundred people dead. Responsibility has been claimed by the Islamic State and French leader François Hollande has promised 'merciless' retribution.

In this episode I look at the context of the terror in Paris, offering a comparison with Mumbai in 2008 where Islamist militants carried out a very similar attack under the guidance of American spy David Headley. I also examine some of the questions that have already emerged: about the fake passport of a Syrian refugee found at one of the bomb sites; about possible foreknowledge on the part of the French security services; and about a little-reported bomb threat hours before the attacks that led to the evacuation of one of Paris' major train stations.

Sources

Paris Suicide Bomber Used Bogus Syrian Passport to Reach France

Paris Attacker was known to Security Services

Paris railway station evacuated after bomb alert

Why Mumbai?

David Headley Document Collection

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Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds- The Mind-Boggling Level of Media Censorship in the Real Hastert Case

Welcome to the 25th edition of Probable Cause. This is our fourth episode on the ‘Real’ case of Dennis Hastert. In our first segment I explained the case and predicted that it would be dropped or limited to eliminate airing the truth through real court hearings, and provided you with the broad picture of involved interests and those with much at stake if the case were to proceed as a real case. In our second episode we went back twenty years to when the new FBI covert and illegal operations targeting high-profile US officials began. And in our previous episode I covered the three-year period between 1999 and 2002 when the operation in question became complicated by inadvertently collected unwanted information, loss of control over lower-level FBI agents, and the change of administration in January 2001.

For this episode we are going to talk about the intentional and consistent censorship by the US mainstream media and pseudo-alternatives in the Real Case of Dennis Hastert. We are going to list some of the major omissions and blackouts in the case and pose the question why.

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***Information on Dennis Hastert and ‘others’ are covered in my books Classified Woman & The Lone Gladio. For this campaign, until October 31, we are offering both e-books under $2.

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Show Notes

The REAL Hastert Scandal: Pedophilia, Drug Money & Blackmail

Dennis Hastert Reaches Plea Deal

Corbett Report-Hastert Reaches Plea Deal to Cover Up Case

Details of Dennis Hastert's Alleged Sexual Misconduct May Stay Buried Forever With New Plea Deal

Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite

The Lone Gladio (Book)

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Political Prisoners in America

Peter B. Collins Presents Dan Berger

America is #1 in incarceration, and many people aren’t aware of the political prisoners in our penal system. Berger’s new book is a concise overview of groups and individuals who have been convicted and sentenced for life or lengthy terms. We discuss Mumia Abu-Jamal and members of the Black Liberation Army and Black Panthers, Puerto Rican independence activists, Native Americans including Leonard Peltier, and the new generation of political prisoners since 9/11. We refer to this letter from Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper, who is next in line to be executed, and personalizes the disproportionate conviction rate and sentences for African Americans. At the end of the show, you’ll hear an archived message from Leonard Peltier set to a song by Robbie Robertson.

*Dan Berger is an assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington at Bothell. His work focuses on race, prisons, and social movements in U.S. life and history. His new book is The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States (PM Press) and his website is www.danberger.org

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De-Manufacturing Consent- “Aaron Swartz’s Legacy, SOPA 2.0 & Net Neutrality”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Peter Ludlow

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Professor of Philosophy and expert in digital culture, Peter Ludlow. Guillermo and Peter discuss the legacy of Aaron Swartz, as both an internet pioneer and vocal activist, one year after an overzealous prosecution led to his suicide.

We take a look at the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and how it is selectively used by the government to target certain key individuals of its choosing, how the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was defeated, and how SOPA 2.0 is being snuck in through the fast-tracked Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We also touch on the issue of net neutrality including the recent court decision in Verizon v. FCC that threatens to change the way we use the internet.

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Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson- “Is the UN Security Council Just a Dysfunctional Bully’s Pulpit?”

Ryan Dawson Presents Jason Ditz

GPJason Ditz joins us to discuss the Israeli bombings of Syria, the chemical weapons hype/re-hype, the US's capricious nature on their foreign policy regarding Syria and the latest attempted peace negotiations for Syria held jointly between the US and Russia. On a grander scale, is the UN Security Council just a dysfunctional bully's pulpit? Who can hold powerful governments accountable if not their own public? And how can that happen without independent media?

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The Reality Principle -Episode 25

“Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil” with Stephen Lendman

RPLogoThis week, Eric sits down with journalist and blogger Stephen Lendman to discuss some of the most pressing political and economic issues of the first part of 2013. Eric and Stephen provide their analysis of the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the elections in Venezuela which, at the time of the interview, had not yet taken place. They also examine the use of anti-Semitism as a weapon to marginalize critics of Western imperialism like Hugo Chavez. In addition, Eric and Stephen examine the global economic situation in terms of austerity and the role of the IMF in legitimizing and perpetuating the power of Western finance capital. They also critique the so-called "alternative" media for their unabashed servitude to corporate power and the imperial system. All of this and much more!

Stephen Lendman, BFP contributing author & analyst, was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. He received a Harvard BA in 1956 and a Wharton MBA in 1960. Since 2005, Mr. Lendman has been writing on vital world and national topics, including war and peace, American imperialism, corporate dominance, political persecutions, and a range of other social, economic and political issues. He hosts The Progressive Radio News Hour on The Progressive Radio Network. Visit Mr. Lendman’s blog site here. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

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Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 25

Rise of the Italian Technocracy

EPPHow did Italy come to be ruled by an unelected banker-EU-dominated technocracy? This episode looks at the messy maelstrom of melodrama that is Italian politics, the decline and fall of Berlusconi, the emergence of a hopeful and potentially radical new politician (the "most popular politician in Europe"), and the ascension of Mario Monti to lead a technocratic and banker-dominated government designed for one purpose: to punish the population with austerity measures. This is the new Italy, this is the new Europe. Welcome to the EU, leave your democracy at the door.

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