Revolution

The Reality Principle -Episode 13

“The REAL Martin Luther King” with Professor Tony Monteiro This week, as America marks the birthday of one of its greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Eric sits down with Professor Tony Monteiro to discuss King’s life and legacy. Specifically, Eric and Tony examine who King really was by destroying the false narrative that has [...]

A Thousand Mile Journey: Reflections on Being the Alternative

“A thousand mile journey begins with a single step” – Ancient Chinese Proverb By Guy Evans It may be a New Year, but age-old problems and issues still plague our Western societies. While there are many that gravitate to fire-and-brimstone negativity, rejoicing in the idea that a total planetary collapse is imminent and that they [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 37

Counterinsurgency & Concentration Camps Counterinsurgency is a military term used to describe a war against the population, or an “insurgency,” implicitly a counter-revolutionary strategy of “pacification” and domination. As one military planner explained, “the target is the people.” The history of counter-insurgency is a history of colonial empires, and in the late 19th century, a [...]

The Rise of Police State & the Absence of Mass Opposition

One of the most significant political developments in recent US history has been the virtually unchallenged rise of the police state. Despite the vast expansion of the police powers of the Executive Branch of government, the extraordinary growth of an entire panoply of repressive agencies, with hundreds of thousands of personnel, and enormous public and [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 21

What is Anarchism? Anarchism is often thought of as synonymous with “chaos” and “disorder,” which is a far cry from its original philosophy and actions. As one of the first anarchist philosophers articulated, “Anarchy is Order.” Articulating a philosophy and envisioning a society free of hierarchical organization and domination, anarchy has set itself against all [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 15

The Road to Revolution What is a Revolution? Is it desirable? How do we get there? Far from the idea of usurping power – whether violently or peacefully – or promoting a single politician to a position of power with the hope of “revolutionizing” society, a true revolution is a coordinated and globally expansive idea [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 12

The College Crisis We are in the midst of a major college crisis: more students than ever before are graduating with professional educations and immense debt into a jobless market with no opportunities. The result of such a scenario, as any historian would warn, is the development of social unrest, dissatisfaction, rebellion, and potentially, revolution. [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 4

What is the Nature of Power? How does power function? What are the effects of power? Is it necessary? This episode seeks to introduce the listener to some thoughts on the concept of power, in both the concentration of it on one hand, and the lack of it on the other. Power can be concentrated [...]

The Anti Empire Report: Some Thoughts That OCCUPY My Mind

Admirable Occupy Movement & the Seldom Mentioned US Foreign Policy By William Blum When the Vietnam War became history, and the protest signs and the bullhorns were put away, so too was the serious side of most protestors’ alienation and hostility toward the government. They returned, with minimal resistance, to the restless pursuit of success, [...]

State’s Civilians Sponsored Terrorism- Terrorists ‘R’ Us?

State Sponsored Terrorism when the State is of the People “A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn’t have an Air Force” – William Blum In our nation of ‘national security’, where everything is re-defined and justified by the notion of ‘fighting terrorism’, it would be only appropriate to revisit and examine the [...]

Ghost-Buster Journalism & Ghost-Chasing Activism

On Doing Something to Stop This Current & Ongoing Rape A few weeks ago I called up an independent journalist friend and asked whether she would like to write articles on topics of mutual interest at Boiling Frogs Post. She said she had been swamped with several projects, including a book in progress, all involving [...]

Our Probability of Being Chosen in a Nation of Suspects

The New Orwellian Airport Behavioral Inspections-Detections TSA screeners are about to implement Orwellian behavioral inspections at airport security checkpoints. Who are these TSA screeners? These are the same low-level, incompetent, scandalous, molesting, abusive, and in some cases criminal people who have been creating one scandal after another. So what will these scandalous, incompetent and criminal [...]

Podcast Show #38

The Boiling Frogs Presents Nick Merrill Nick (Nicholas) Merrill joins us to recount his ‘surreal’ experience as the first American to stand up and challenge the FBI’s National Security Letters, living under FBI gag orders for the past six years, and being identified only as ‘John Doe’ in court documents. Mr. Merrill relates what made [...]

Let It Cut Both Ways: US Foreign Aid & State Sponsored Terrorism

Material Support to Dictators Who Inflict Terror In June 2010 our rights and liberties suffered a major setback. The United States Supreme Court upheld the broad application of a federal law making it a crime to provide “material support” to designated “foreign terrorist organizations” (FTOs). Under this law individuals face up to 15 years in [...]

US Media & Egypt Coverage: Dodging the Real Issues & Fudging the Real Culprits

$60 Billion US Aid to Egypt=$60 Billion Current Net-worth of Mubarak Family With all eyes and attention on Egypt, the unsavory ‘US Foreign Policy’ has become the topic of choice among the intelligentsia, journalists, and the overly populated US analyst colony. There are scores of analyses out there; thousands of articles, millions of blog threads [...]