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Porkins Policy Radio episode 186 Ken Silverstein on The Intercept, NRA spending scandal, and Venezuela

In the first hour, I went solo and talked about some recent developments in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. I started off with the recent hostage rescue operation by French special forces which freed 4 tourists. I talked about the political instability that Burkina Faso has been facing over the past several years. I also talked about the rumors that the hostages were going to be handed over to the Macina Liberation Front in Mali. I spoke about the rise of jihadi groups across West Africa and how much of it unfolded in 2012 with the ouster of Mali’s president Amadou Toumani Toure. I also discussed the role that France continues to play as a colonial overlord in West Africa. I finished off by looking at a recent attack on a church in northern Burkina Faso and how it might link to gold mining in the country, and how this is exploited by groups like the neocons.

In the second hour the founder of Counterpunch and Washington Babylon, Ken Silverstein, joined me. We started off by talking about Ken’s latest media project WashingtonBabylon.com. Ken talked about the structure of the site and the unique way they are approaching both journalism and political reporting. Later we talked extensively about The Intercept and the myriad problems facing the billionaire-funded outlet. Ken talked about the recent scandal where yet a third whistleblower has been sent to jail after cooperating with The Intercept and Jeremy Scahill. Ken talked about his own time at The Intercept and why he ultimately had to walk away. Ken and I trashed Glenn Greenwald and also talked about the theory that The Intercept is, in fact, an intelligence operation to entrap whistleblowers. Later we talked about some of Ken’s reporting looking at the NRA spending scandal and why Wayne LaPierre paid $14,000 in rent for a summer intern. We finished the conversation by looking at the situation in Venezuela. Ken also teased a bombshell story he is writing on Marco Rubio.

Download episode 186

Show notes:

French special forces rescue hostages in a deadly Burkina Faso raid

French ex-hostages arrive in Burkina Faso capital, pay tribute to soldiers killed

French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso

Macina Liberation Front

The Complex and Growing Threat of Militant Islamist Groups in the Sahel

Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill Priest, Worshippers in Burkina Faso Church

Burkina Faso church attack: Priest among six killed

Burkina Faso – An Emerging World-Class Gold Province

Nexus Gold Corp

WashingtonBabylon.com

@KenSilverstein1

Where Journalism Goes to Die

The Intercept Is The Surveillance State: How Scahill & Cole Got Played By NSC & NSA

Is The Intercept An Intelligence Operation? An Ongoing Inquiry

EXCLUSIVE: DID THE HEAD OF THE NRA HAVE AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH A RUSSIAN SPY AND HAVE HIS GROUP PAY HER APARTMENT RENT?

Why a Coup Is Unlikely in Venezuela

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series

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Corbett Report Interview 989 Pearse Redmond Peels the TOR Onion

From Corbett Report:

“The TOR Project promises its users a modicum of privacy protection from would-be information gatherers, both small time crooks and nation-state cyber-security agencies. But do these promises hold up to scrutiny? And who is behind the TOR Project itself? And why did a TOR developer recently doxx a critic on Twitter? Joining us today to dissect this onion stew is Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Review.”

Download Corbett Report Interview 989

Show Notes From The Corbett Report:

Tor Project Overview

Tor, CSpace And ZRTP Are Your Passport To Anonymity

Porkins Policy Radio episode 26 Peeling the onion behind Tor, EFF, and John Perry Barlow

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

EFF Becomes Omidyar Network Partner

Snowden’s First Move Against the NSA Was a Party in Hawaii

High-Traffic Colluding Tor Routers in Washington, D.C., and the Ugly Truth About Online Anonymity

Embassy leaks highlight pitfalls of Tor

How the NSA got to anonymized Tor users

‘Spoiled Onions’ in the Tor Network, Researchers Find

Has Tor been bugged by the NSA?

TOR: “Solidarity against online harassment”

Taxpayer-Funded Privacy Advocates, Liberal Pundits, and Nazi-Rapist-Snitch Allies Make Case for Doxxing Critics. You Are Literally Next.

Shit I Never Tweeted: A Heretic’s Lament

Porkins Policy Radio episode 26 Peeling the onion behind Tor, EFF, and John Perry Barlow

On this week’s episode we peel back some of the layers behind the TOR Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a man at the center of both, John Perry Barlow.  We take a look at Tor’s longtime government funding and how this has helped shape the project.  We investigate some of the project members such as Jacob Applebaum and Runa Sandvik, both of whom have played up their techno-activist street cred while simultaneously receiving massive salaries from the US government.  Lastly, we take a critical look at the founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, John Perry Barlow, and make the case for his integral partnership in the Snowden/NSA psy-op.  This is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is really going on with the NSA scandal, but hopefully this will open up the door for you to begin investigating for yourself.

Download PPR episode 26

Show Notes:

Almost everyone involved in Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

EFF press release on Omidyar network and Tor Project

EFF annual report for 2009-2010 (the most up to date annual report available online)

Q&A marathon with Jacob Applebaum and Roger Dingledine

Snowden’s first move against the NSA was a party in Hawaii

Why Spy?

Freedom the Press Foundation

 

Music:

Sylvester – “Do you wanna funk”

Sylvester – “You make me feel (mighty real)”

 

The Edward Snowden Movie

 

Our good friend Tom Secker has recently launched a brand new website called Humanarchy.  The site deals with both philosophy and politics, and like all of Tom’s work, will prove to be very interesting and worth your time.  The above video is the first open source intelligence broadcast.  It deals with the upcoming propaganda film based on Glenn Greenwald’s new book detailing his relationship with Snowden and the leaking of documents he acquired from the so-called whistle blower.  As with all of Tom’s work he presents a concise and informative piece that details what is really going on.  For the sources that Tom references and more click here.

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