Reading Time: 16 minutes William Pepper, who’s devoted most of his life to uncovering the truth of the King assassination, recaps the events and players that came together at the Lorraine Motel 50 years ago today.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Longtime Memphis journalist Marc Perrusquia has spent years examining the questionable tactics of the FBI in their surveillance of Martin Luther King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This week’s podcast explores the Bureau’s behavior and reveals that — amazingly — these same shadowy tactics, and their cover-up, continue to this day.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A conversation with the president of the Ayn Rand Institute on the legacy of The Fountainhead, published 75 years ago this month. Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that the ideas of individualism and “selfishness” its author explored are influencing policy in Washington, DC.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Author and intel authority James Bamford tries to give an objective analysis of the Russiagate debate, and to put it in the context of the history and reality of intelligence gathering.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Financial journalist Dinny McMahon talks about shadow banks, ghost cities, and massive loans that could end the Chinese miracle.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Gina Haspel played a key role in America’s post 9/11 torture program and was a leader in covering up its excesses. Should that disqualify her from being CIA director? Whistleblower John Kiriakou believes it should.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Avraham Burg, the son of one of Israel’s founding fathers, sees a nation hollowed out — and calls for deep structural change.
Reading Time: 17 minutes President Donald Trump has nominated Gina Haspel — a person deeply involved in the agency’s former torture program — to be the new director. Last year, we interviewed CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou about his role in exposing this illegal program.
Reading Time: 19 minutes In less than a year, five members of a neo-Nazi group have been charged with murder. More than 250,000 chat messages obtained by reporters provide a glimpse into how Atomwaffen works and how its members think.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The media and the public focus on the school shootings that resulted in fatalities and casualties. However, many potential massacres are headed off by savvy interventions. What can we learn from those?
Reading Time: 14 minutes Barrett Brown and filmmaker Alex Winter remind us that all of our broken institutions needed reform before Trump — and will need even more reform after he is gone.
Reading Time: 23 minutes What is it like in an ICE prison? A former detainee describes the often inhuman conditions in which prisoners are kept.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Is the norm of almost absolute free speech in the US going to survive? And should it?
Reading Time: 14 minutes Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent and whistleblower on the failures of the FBI on 9/11, looks at mass shootings as a consequence of the US fighting perpetual wars.
Reading Time: 19 minutes The extraordinary, yet somewhat predictable, story of how the Iraqi people lost out as their country’s oil wealth was squandered as a result of corruption, deceit, political infighting, Western meddling and tribal conflicts.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Why the current internet business model of free news, free shipping, free internet and free searches has to go away — and what has to replace it.
Reading Time: 20 minutes A new report from RAND examines how diminishing respect for objective facts is undermining the public marketplace for ideas that forms the foundation of democracy.
Reading Time: 23 minutes The new Peter B. Collins podcast looks at the similarities involving surveillance and paid FBI informants in five San Francisco Bay Area “domestic terrorism” cases.
Reading Time: 16 minutes A reminder about the Panama Papers, and why all the recent changes to the tax code will not result in trillions of dollars being repatriated to the United States.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Martin Sheil, a retired branch chief of the IRS Criminal Division, discusses his WhoWhatWhy series on Deutsche Bank and how nearly all the main figures involved in Russiagate also have ties to the financial institution.