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...
BFTN 52 – Trump & The Kurds

BFTN 52 – Trump & The Kurds

A lot of people have asked us, in our great and unmatched wisdom, to explain what’s going on with Syria, Trump, Turkey and the Kurds. HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a subscriber. If want to listen to the...
BFTN 51 – Biden & Burisma

BFTN 51 – Biden & Burisma

We try to go a little deeper on the Trump-Ukraine-Biden story than most of the media coverage. Apart from Trump and Joe Biden, we talk about the roles that Viktor Shokin, Mykola Zlochevsky, Viktor Yanukovich, Petro Poroshenko, Dmytro Firtash, Volodymyr Zelensky and...
6.4 China’s Economy – Part 4

6.4 China’s Economy – Part 4

In this final episode of our China series, we talk about: How China might weaponize its holdings of more than $1.1 trillion worth of U.S. Treasuries, aka the “nuclear option”The risk of China starting a currency war with the USChina’s current position on...
6.3 China’s Economy – Part 3

6.3 China’s Economy – Part 3

There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to...
6.2 China’s Economy – Part 2

6.2 China’s Economy – Part 2

There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to...