Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: An 8th Grade Critic of Domestic NSA Spying

Peter B. Collins Presents Young Journalist Ben Blum At age 13, Ben Blum just won a C-Span award for his documentary “Data Obsession”, which takes a critical look at NSA domestic spying. His 7-minute video is worth watching, and his interview with A T & T whistleblower Mark Klein demonstrates that Blum understands the scope […]

De-Manufacturing Consent- “El Chapo & Bin Laden: PR, Propaganda & the Politics of Violence”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Danny Benavides On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by Danny Benavides, Contributing Editor of TracesofReality.com. We discuss the capture of Sinaloa Cartel leader and “Public Enemy No. 1,” Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and go over Danny’s latest article, “Mexico’s Bin Laden: The Capture of Chapo Guzman Provides Illusory Victory […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 30

“Land, Food and the Fight for Justice” with Raj Patel This week, Eric sits down with world renowned author and activist Raj Patel to discuss a number of important issues affecting all of us. Raj provides his insights and analysis on the growing global conflict between powerful multinational corporations and small farmers. Raj explains how […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 30

Yoshida Brothers- “Cherry Blossoms in Winter” This week’s Jamiol/BFP music pick features the Yoshida Brothers performing their song Fuyu no Sakura or “Cherry Blossoms in Winter.” The Yoshida Brothers have mastered the traditional Japanese music style of Tsugaru-jamisen which originated in northern Japan. Their music, while true to traditional Japanese folk music, has elements of […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 30

Riots, Rebellion, and the Spanish Miners In anti-austerity protests around the world, over the past several years, we often hear of ‘riots’ breaking out, when bank windows are smashed or rocks are thrown at cops. The violence exists, but the imagery of a ‘riot’ evokes the notion of drunk youths mindlessly causing havoc and setting […]