Processing Distortion: “How “Anti-Terror” Police State Systems Were Used to Roll Up Occupy”

Peter B. Collins Presents Beau Hodai Beau Hodai is an independent investigative journalist who makes heavy use of public documents in his reporting. He describes how he was booted from covering an ALEC conference in Phoenix, and later learned that similar methods were used to monitor, infiltrate and disrupt Occupy Phoenix. We touch on the […]

A Thousand Mile Journey: Reflections on Being the Alternative

“A thousand mile journey begins with a single step” – Ancient Chinese Proverb By Guy Evans It may be a New Year, but age-old problems and issues still plague our Western societies. While there are many that gravitate to fire-and-brimstone negativity, rejoicing in the idea that a total planetary collapse is imminent and that they […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 27

From Indignados to Occupy The Indignados movement was sparked in Spain on May 15, 2011. In part inspired by the Arab Spring, young Spaniards, who face a 46% unemployment rate, occupied the Puerta del Sol in Madrid for several weeks, protesting against the socio-political and economic system that benefits the few at the expense of […]

Ten Points Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement

The student strikes in Quebec, which began in February and have lasted for three months, involving roughly 175,000 students in the mostly French-speaking Canadian province, have been subjected to a massive provincial and national media propaganda campaign to demonize and dismiss the students and their struggle. The following is a list of ten points that […]

BFP Exclusive: Can There Be A Military Response to the Occupy Movement?

Drones, NDAA & Killing of Americans Paints Frightening Scenario By Anonymous Guest Author May Day developments have deepened concerns about a frightening scenario: the F.B.I. employing their well-practiced Muslim sting operations against the Occupy Movement with the intent of branding America’s anti-corporate, pro-democracy protestors as “terrorists,” thereby subjecting them to arrest and even “legal” military […]

The Purpose of Education: Social Uplift or Social Control?

The Path to Deconstructing Democracy In Part 1 of this series, I examined the elite assault on education – through the Chamber of Commerce, right-wing think tanks, and the Trilateral Commission – which arose in response to the massive social and political activist movements of the 1960s. The threat of popular democratic participation – that […]

Class War & the College Crisis

The “Crisis of Democracy” & the Attack on Education Today, we are witnessing an emerging massive global revolt, led primarily be the educated and unemployed youth of the world, against the institutionalized and established powers which seek to deprive them of a future worth living. In Chile over the past year, a massive student movement […]

The Anti Empire Report: Some Thoughts That OCCUPY My Mind

Admirable Occupy Movement & the Seldom Mentioned US Foreign Policy By William Blum When the Vietnam War became history, and the protest signs and the bullhorns were put away, so too was the serious side of most protestors’ alienation and hostility toward the government. They returned, with minimal resistance, to the restless pursuit of success, […]