Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Drone Whistleblowers Warn of Blowback

Peter B. Collins Presents Cian Westmoreland Four veterans of America’s drone warfare operations have gone public, warning that our use of weaponized drones—and especially the large numbers of deaths to innocent civilians—has and will produce blowback from the populations living under coverage of American unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s). Cian Westmoreland helped set up the communications […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: 13 Questions About San Bernardino Bloodbath

Key points of the official narrative of the December 2 incidents in San Bernardino produce critical questions, or are contradicted by other information. The FBI director and a lawyer for the family of the suspects agree that “a number of things in this case don’t make sense”. But that hasn’t stopped James Comey from using […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: How the “Sharing Economy” Screws Workers

Peter B. Collins Presents Author Steven Hill Smartphone apps have enabled the new “sharing economy” companies like Airbnb and Uber to disrupt housing and taxi service, and Steven Hill’s new book focuses on the impact on workers. Airbnb is displacing working families in cities with low vacancy rates, and Uber has challenged regulated taxi and […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: FBI Infiltrates Peaceful Activists, Again!

Peter B. Collins Presents Hendrik Voss For many years, peaceful protesters have gathered each November at Fort Benning, Georgia to advocate for the closure of America’s torture academy, the School of the Americas (renamedWestern Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation). Hendrik Voss explains that his organization, School of the Americas Watch, has accessed FBI documents […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Will Obama Close Gitmo?

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Andy Worthington As an author and journalist, Andy Worthington is an expert on America’s offshore island prison, Guantanamo. As an activist, he helped lead a year-long campaign to free Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner who finally went home on October 30. We talk about his return and reunion with […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Any Opposition to Endless Afghan War?

Peter B. Collins Presents David Swanson With Obama’s about-face on withdrawing almost all American troops from Afghanistan, the reaction of most Americans seems to be “Whatever”. The new non-exit plan is Obama’s 5th or 6th in 7 years, and David Swanson is one of the few voices demanding a complete withdrawal now. We discuss how […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Mysteries of “No Fly” List

Peter B. Collins Presents Prof. Rebecca Gordon In 2002, Rebecca Gordon and her partner were checking for a flight at San Francisco airport, and learned that their names were on the government’s secret “No Fly” list. Gordon explains that her long history of activism and nonviolent protest had somehow led to this unexpected honor. ACLU […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Origins of UK-US Spy Collaboration

Peter B. Collins Presents Author Geoffrey Gilson When his employer and friend Hugh Simmonds was found dead from “suicide” in 1988, Geoff Gilson was initially a suspect, as at least $7 million in trust funds had disappeared. To clear his name, and understand Simmonds’ suspicious death, Gilson began his own investigation into the murky world […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Black & White Evidence Negates Tsarnaev Verdict

Peter B. Collins Presents Attorney John Remington Graham Based on a recent blog post by BoilingFrogsPost contributor Paul Craig Roberts, I interviewed Jack Graham about his novel filing with the court in the Boston bomber trial, using the government’s own evidence to show that Dzhokar Tsarnaev was carrying a white backpack that did not show […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: False Flags Over Turkey

Peter B. Collins Presents Sibel Edmonds Sibel Edmonds provides details of the recent “terrorist event” in Suruc–which she suspects was staged. Edmonds is the FBI whistleblower who is editor/publisher of BoilingFrogsPost.com and this episode of Processing Distortion is being posted with no subscription required. Edmonds was in the vicinity of Suruc at the time of […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Ex-prisoner Demands Prison Reform

Peter B. Collins Presents John Kiriakou In a follow-up to our last podcast on prison reform, whistleblower and former CIA officer John Kiriakou describes his experience behind bars, at the minimum security Loretto federal prison in Pennsylvania. He describes the impact on his family, official and informal racial segregation, hostility from guards, and the reaction […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins- A Country Called Prison

Peter B. Collins Presents Criminologist John D. Carl America’s prison population is larger than the total population of New Zealand, Norway or Denmark. In their new book, Carl and his co-author detail our high rates of incarceration, and note that only a third of prisoners were convicted of violent crimes. President Obama and members of […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins- Offshore Perspectives of Loony Tunes America

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Pepe Escobar Inspired by the theme to Looney Toons, globetrotting reporter Pepe Escobar comments on the twin distractions from Donald Trump—America’s Berlusconi—and the Israeli-driven fight in Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement. Escobar was in Vienna for the talks, and reports that Russia is demanding that the US scuttle […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins- APA Report: Collusion with Pentagon on Torture

Peter B. Collins Presents Dr. Jeff Kaye The American Psychological Association released a 500-page report that concludes that APA officials colluded with the Pentagon to soften ethical standards in order to permit involvement of psychologists in the torture of detained suspects. Dr. Jeff Kaye says the report does include important disclosures and conclusions, but notes […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Google’s Secret Ties to Spy Agencies

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Yasha Levine Researching for his new book Surveillance Valley, Yasha Levine of Pando updates us on his probe of the origins of Google Earth. Now “the biggest private surveillance operation on planet Earth”, Google purchased the startup Keyhole, Inc. in 2003 from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. […]