Demanufacturing Consent: Douglas Lucas on Bush’s Art, El Chapo, and Barret Brown

April 21, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #36 | Douglas Lucas explains what George W. Bush’s recent “art exhibit” may reveal about the former sociopath-in-chief. Also, the drug war rages on “south of the border,” the next generation of sociopathic cartel leaders, Stratfor’s cozy relationship with law enforcement, and the latest on the Barrett Brown case.

Demanufacturing Consent: All Your Internet Will Belong to Facebook

April 14, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview

DC on BFP #35 | Alfredo Lopez on US Corporate State’s militarization of the internet, Facebook’s attempt to “connect the world” and control all content, USAID’s “Cuban Twitter,” the New Cold War, Twitter Revolutions in the Arab world, heartbleed and the NSA, and much more.

Demanufacturing Consent: The Adversarial Billionaire, Media Consolidation and False Idols

April 7, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #34 | Mark Mondalek, BFP Contributing Author, joins us to discuss First Look’s consolidation of “independent voices”; the lack of criticism over Pierre Omidyar’s connections to the national security apparatus, the White House, and USAID; Edward Snowden and the “hero vs. traitor” false dichotomy; and much more.

Demanufacturing Consent: Bill Conroy on CIA-Senate Committee Shell Game & Mexico’s New Order

March 25, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #33 | Bill Conroy to discuss the CIA’s interference with a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the use of torture, and how this case mirrors the case of former DEA agent Richard Horn. Also, the latest on the drug war front in Mexico, EPN’s “purge” of the old order, and much more.

Demanufacturing Consent: Russ Baker on Boston Bombing – Official Narrative Unraveling

March 17, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #32 | Russ Baker joins us to discuss the unraveling of the official narrative of the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the “central and mysterious” character of “Danny,” the alleged carjacking victim. Also, the importance of asking unpopular questions, and fighting the “noise” created by disinformation.

Demanufacturing Consent: Daniel McAdams on Crisis in Ukraine and the Heavy Hand of the United States

March 11, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #31 | Daniel McAdams joins us to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, including relevant history the MSM conveniently forgets. Also, the role of USAID, NED, and CIA in “color revolutions” around the world, cold war propaganda, information wars, and much more.

Demanufacturing Consent: El Chapo and Bin Laden – PR, Propaganda, and the Politics of Violence

February 26, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #30 | Danny Benavides joins us to discuss the capture of Sinaloa Cartel leader and “Public Enemy No. 1,” Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and go over his latest article, “Mexico’s Bin Laden: The Capture of Chapo Guzman Provides Illusory Victory in the Narcowar.”

Demanufacturing Consent: Kevin Gosztola on The NATO 3 and Chicago Style Subversion

February 17, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #29 | Kevin Gosztola joins us this week to discuss the case of the NATO 3 and what it tells us about the current state of “free speech” in the United States. Also, the issue of suspicionless surveillance and how local police play a larger role in the “panopticon” than you might think.

Demanufacturing Consent: Peter Christ on Prohibition and its Deadly Consequences

February 11, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #28 | Peter Christ, co-founder of LEAP, joins us to discuss the heroin overdose of Philip Seymour Hoffman, how similar deaths could be prevented, the shifting political and cultural landscape with regard to marijuana, and why the conversation must extend to “all consensual adult behavior.”

Demanufacturing Consent: Ioan Grillo on Vigilante Justice in Mexico’s Drug War

February 3, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #27 | Ioan Grillo, author of El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency, joins us to discuss the violence in Michoacan and the rise of “autodefensas” (civilian self-defense groups). Also, “narco culture,” media and the risk of sensationalism, marijuana legalization, and the drug war economy.