Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: FBI Infiltrates Peaceful Activists, Again!

Peter B. Collins Presents Hendrik Voss For many years, peaceful protesters have gathered each November at Fort Benning, Georgia to advocate for the closure of America’s torture academy, the School of the Americas (renamedWestern Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation). Hendrik Voss explains that his organization, School of the Americas Watch, has accessed FBI documents […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Will Obama Close Gitmo?

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Andy Worthington As an author and journalist, Andy Worthington is an expert on America’s offshore island prison, Guantanamo. As an activist, he helped lead a year-long campaign to free Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner who finally went home on October 30. We talk about his return and reunion with […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Any Opposition to Endless Afghan War?

Peter B. Collins Presents David Swanson With Obama’s about-face on withdrawing almost all American troops from Afghanistan, the reaction of most Americans seems to be “Whatever”. The new non-exit plan is Obama’s 5th or 6th in 7 years, and David Swanson is one of the few voices demanding a complete withdrawal now. We discuss how […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Mysteries of “No Fly” List

Peter B. Collins Presents Prof. Rebecca Gordon In 2002, Rebecca Gordon and her partner were checking for a flight at San Francisco airport, and learned that their names were on the government’s secret “No Fly” list. Gordon explains that her long history of activism and nonviolent protest had somehow led to this unexpected honor. ACLU […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Origins of UK-US Spy Collaboration

Peter B. Collins Presents Author Geoffrey Gilson When his employer and friend Hugh Simmonds was found dead from “suicide” in 1988, Geoff Gilson was initially a suspect, as at least $7 million in trust funds had disappeared. To clear his name, and understand Simmonds’ suspicious death, Gilson began his own investigation into the murky world […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Black & White Evidence Negates Tsarnaev Verdict

Peter B. Collins Presents Attorney John Remington Graham Based on a recent blog post by BoilingFrogsPost contributor Paul Craig Roberts, I interviewed Jack Graham about his novel filing with the court in the Boston bomber trial, using the government’s own evidence to show that Dzhokar Tsarnaev was carrying a white backpack that did not show […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: False Flags Over Turkey

Peter B. Collins Presents Sibel Edmonds Sibel Edmonds provides details of the recent “terrorist event” in Suruc–which she suspects was staged. Edmonds is the FBI whistleblower who is editor/publisher of and this episode of Processing Distortion is being posted with no subscription required. Edmonds was in the vicinity of Suruc at the time of […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Ex-prisoner Demands Prison Reform

Peter B. Collins Presents John Kiriakou In a follow-up to our last podcast on prison reform, whistleblower and former CIA officer John Kiriakou describes his experience behind bars, at the minimum security Loretto federal prison in Pennsylvania. He describes the impact on his family, official and informal racial segregation, hostility from guards, and the reaction […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins- A Country Called Prison

Peter B. Collins Presents Criminologist John D. Carl America’s prison population is larger than the total population of New Zealand, Norway or Denmark. In their new book, Carl and his co-author detail our high rates of incarceration, and note that only a third of prisoners were convicted of violent crimes. President Obama and members of […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins- Offshore Perspectives of Loony Tunes America

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Pepe Escobar Inspired by the theme to Looney Toons, globetrotting reporter Pepe Escobar comments on the twin distractions from Donald Trump—America’s Berlusconi—and the Israeli-driven fight in Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement. Escobar was in Vienna for the talks, and reports that Russia is demanding that the US scuttle […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins- APA Report: Collusion with Pentagon on Torture

Peter B. Collins Presents Dr. Jeff Kaye The American Psychological Association released a 500-page report that concludes that APA officials colluded with the Pentagon to soften ethical standards in order to permit involvement of psychologists in the torture of detained suspects. Dr. Jeff Kaye says the report does include important disclosures and conclusions, but notes […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Google’s Secret Ties to Spy Agencies

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Yasha Levine Researching for his new book Surveillance Valley, Yasha Levine of Pando updates us on his probe of the origins of Google Earth. Now “the biggest private surveillance operation on planet Earth”, Google purchased the startup Keyhole, Inc. in 2003 from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: She Reads the Bills That Congress Doesn’t!!

Peter B. Collins Presents Podcaster Jennifer Briney We know that members of Congress often don’t read the bills they vote for, with disastrous consequences like the Patriot Act. Jen Briney hosts the podcast Congressional Dish, and shares the actual content of legislation with her listeners. Her fact-finding is augmented by appropriate skepticism and the jaundiced […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: CIA Accused of Human Medical Experiments

Peter B. Collins Presents Dr. Jeffrey Kaye Newly released CIA Inspector General report from 2008 claims that CIA never used “mid-altering drugs for the purpose of interrogation”. Jeff Kaye notes the carefully crafted denials, and counters with an array of evidence that was unexamined or overlooked. From the use of suppository drugs on prisoners during […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Bacevich Challenges Beltway Thinking on Obama’s Wars

PBS Newshour Panel, Plus Comments On June 10, as Obama dispatched another 450 “military advisers” to Iraq, the PBS Newshour presented a panel discussion about America’s incoherent strategy in Iraq and Syria. Former CIA and Pentagon boss Leon Panetta, former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, Gen. Anthony Zinni, ret, and retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich, who […]