Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: De-Militarizing Local Police

Peter B. Collins Presents Elizabeth Beavers While we’ve been exposing the expanding American police state here for years, many Americans got their fist glimpse watching the coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri this August. Elizabeth Beavers describes the Pentagon’s 1033 program and Homeland Security’s grants to local agencies as the pipelines for military hardware […]

De-Manufacturing Consent- The U.S. Still Tortures & You Should Still Care

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Rebecca Gordon On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Rebecca Gordon, a philosophy teacher at the University of San Francisco and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States. Gordon explains why institutionalized torture remains relevant in the “post-Bush era” of the United States […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 47

The Heavy Cost of “Free Trade” What is “free trade” exactly? This episode examines the theoretical definition of “free trade” and “free market” versus the functional – or technical – definition: how it should function in theory versus how it functions in reality. When a government has regulations, protections, subsidies or support for workers, the […]