BFTN 62 – Venezuela and Iran Update

BFTN 62 – Venezuela and Iran Update

Alan MacLeod joins me again to discuss the latest news about Venezuela and Iran. Alan is a member of the Glasgow University Media Group. He is author of “Bad News From Venezuela: 20 Years of Fake News and Misreporting.” His latest book, Propaganda in the...
BFTN 61 – Fires and Assassinations

BFTN 61 – Fires and Assassinations

We talk about Australia’s bushfires and America’s assassination of Soleimani. And my book, The Psychopath Epidemic, is finally out! HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a subscriber. If want to listen to...
BFTN 60 – Killer Clowns & Terror Drones

BFTN 60 – Killer Clowns & Terror Drones

The oligarchs have worked out the model for getting people to vote for “killer clowns”. The Democrats gave Trump $738 billion to buy weapons. And America is using AGM-114R9X Hellfire drones to terrorize the world. George Monbiot on the killer clowns. Media...
BFTN 59 – Bolivia 3

BFTN 59 – Bolivia 3

Colonel Huge Banzer ruled Bolivia with military support until 1978, when Siles won the election – but Banzer declared the election invalid. The same thing happened in 1979. And again in 1980. But this time General Luis García Meza grabbed the reins of power in...
BFTN 58 – Bolivia 2

BFTN 58 – Bolivia 2

We pick up our series on the political history of Bolivia in 1943 with the government of Major Gualberto Villarroel López, which ended in violence and his assassination a few years later. The country continued to have coup after coup. In 1967, Che Guevara tried to...
BFTN 57 – Alan MacLeod on Media Bias

BFTN 57 – Alan MacLeod on Media Bias

Alan MacLeod joins me to discuss the propaganda model and how it applies to media bias on the coverage of Bolivia, Venezuela, Corbyn, Ukrainegate and Russiagate.  Alan is a member of the Glasgow University Media Group. He is author of “Bad News From...
BFTN 56 – Bolivia 1

BFTN 56 – Bolivia 1

What’s happening in Bolivia? President Evo Morales was recently the subject of a coup, and has fled to Mexico. In order to provide some perspective on the current events, we take a detailed look at the political history of Bolivia – a poor country that has...
BFTN 55 – Intervening In Foreign Elections

BFTN 55 – Intervening In Foreign Elections

Americans were SHOCKED to discover that Russia had interfered in their 2016 Presidential elections. How dare they interfere with the democratic process of a sovereign nation! Of course, those same Americans probably have no idea that their own country has, according...
BFTN 54 – Schadenfreude

BFTN 54 – Schadenfreude

It’s gloating time in the West with the suicide of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. On today’s show we examine the history of ISIS and how the United States and their allies created the conditions for ISIS and then proceeded to fund and arm it. We look at the...
BFTN 53 – Regime Change In Ukraine

BFTN 53 – Regime Change In Ukraine

This week we have more on the Biden business in the Ukraine including some background on the Euromaidan uprising, the role of energy supply in the regime change and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the role of the United States (via USAID) in the overthrow of...