“The CIA Has Become the Phoenix”

November 25, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #59 | Douglas Valentine, CIA expert and author of The Phoenix Program, joins us to discuss the “sweeping organizational changes” proposed for the agency, how its counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics have invaded nearly every law enforcement department in the country, including local police.

Are We Serious about Ending the Drug War, or Just Blowing Smoke?

November 3, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #58 | Phillip Smith of StoptheDrugWar.org joins us to discuss the four pending marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot this November, and what the odds are of ending prohibition across the country in the foreseeable future. Also, the potential dangers of the “Big Marijuana” industry, and a look at the arguments against legalization.

The Iguala Massacre: Why Were 43 Mexican Students Disappeared?

October 22, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview

DC on BFP #57 | Andalusia Knoll joins us to discuss the suspected massacre of students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. We clear up the misinformation in the US media, explain these students were targeted, and explore how this fits into the bigger picture of Mexico’s US-led drug war.

“All Enemies Foreign and Domestic”

October 7, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview

DC on BFP #56 | Shahid Buttar explains why the greatest threats to liberty in the United States are not foreign, but domestic and found within our own government, and why the NSA could be said to have found a “political ally” in the Islamic State. Also: potential solutions, reactions from Ferguson, racial profiling, and much more.

War and Empire: The Instruments of 21st-Century Tyranny

September 29, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #55 | Abby Hall joins us this week to discuss her article “Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control.” We discuss the “boomerang effect” and how war and the expansion of the American empire have given rise to the police and surveillance state in the United States.

What’s In Those 28 Pages?

September 25, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #54 | Doug Owen joins us this week to discuss the latest round of US military aggression in Iraq, why the “war fatigued” American public appear to be largely in favor of the attack, and what it has to do with September 11, 2001. We also talk about the importance of the ongoing 28 Pages campaign, and much more.

Continuity of Agenda: 20 Years of War in Iraq

September 18, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #53 | On September 10, 2014, Barack Obama became the fourth consecutive US President to announce the bombing of the country of Iraq. Whether it’s a conservative former head of the CIA, a freewheeling, smoothing talking womanizer from Arkansas, a bumbling Bonesman with a fake Texas accent…

Fear and Fake Journalism: Is the ISIS Propaganda Working?

September 8, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #52 | Pearse Redmond joins us to discuss the dubious connections between fake journalist “turned freedom fighter” Matthew Van Dyke and alleged ISIS victims James Foley and Steven Sotloff; the bullshit rumor that ISIS is operating on the US-Mexico border, and how and why this fear-based propaganda has taken hold of the so-called alternative media.

Demanufacturing Consent: “Humanitarian” Wars for Imperial Dreams

August 29, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #51 | Daniel McAdams gives us his take on the current situation in Iraq and Syria, as the US war machine prepares for another full-on military invasion. Was the James Foley video staged? Given Foley worked for USAID until at least 2010, could he have been more than just a journalist?

Demanufacturing Consent: Counterinsurgency Wars – From Gaza to Ferguson

August 20, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #50 | Kevin Gosztola joins us to discuss the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, the killing of Michael Brown, and the larger issues of police accountability and incremental militarization. We also go over the similarities in counterinsurgency and paramilitary tactics in play both in Ferguson and Gaza.