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PBC News & Comment: Media Side Shows Distract from Real Racial Problems with Cops

Baltimore’s top cop reveals undisclosed stop by Freddie Gray’s paddy wagon as mainstream media shifts focus to side shows, distractions…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Media Side Shows Distract from Real Racial Problems with Cops

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Brilliant Reporter Pepe Escobar Updates the Yemen War and Much More


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Globetrotting journalist Pepe Escobar joins us from Paris, offering informed offshore perspectives on Mediterranean refugees, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran and more. Continue reading Brilliant Reporter Pepe Escobar Updates the Yemen War and Much More

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PBC News & Comment: Bernie Sanders Will Enter Democratic Presidential Race

Vermont’s socialist senator will make it official, he’s running for president as a Democrat, offering strong challenge to Hillary Clinton... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Bernie Sanders Will Enter Democratic Presidential Race

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PBC News & Comment: Freddy’s Dead, Baltimore Riots

Curtis Mayfield’s 1972 hit “Freddie’s Dead” reminds us that drug war and abusive police have changed little in 40+ years…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Freddy’s Dead, Baltimore Riots

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PBC News & Comment: FBI is Out of Control, Beyond Oversight

Loretta Lynch sworn in as attorney general, as new evidence arises almost daily that FBI’s gone rogue, seems invulnerable to critics, reformers Continue reading PBC News & Comment: FBI is Out of Control, Beyond Oversight

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Bill of Rights Defender Shahid Buttar on New Attorney General, Patriot Act Renewal, and His Recent Arrest

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Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, comments on our new Attorney General, the fight over renewal of the Patriot Act, and his recent arrest after a Senate hearing.   Continue reading Bill of Rights Defender Shahid Buttar on New Attorney General, Patriot Act Renewal, and His Recent Arrest

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PBC News & Comment: Obama’s Drone Disclosure Prompts Many Important Questions

Obama uses Nixon’s “limited hangout” strategy to limit drone transparency while claiming to be transparent, more Americans killed without process… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Obama’s Drone Disclosure Prompts Many Important Questions

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Psychiatrist Justin Frank Analyzes the Fear That’s Used to Control Us

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Justin Frank, MD, author of Obama On the Couch, returns to discuss the role of manufactured fear in American life and politics. Continue reading Psychiatrist Justin Frank Analyzes the Fear That’s Used to Control Us

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PBC News & Comment: Obama “Profoundly Regrets” Droning American Hostage in Pakistan

Belated disclosure of secret January strike and admission that “mistakes can occur” underscore failures of drone warfare and Obama’s hypocrisy…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Obama “Profoundly Regrets” Droning American Hostage in Pakistan

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PBC News & Comment: Surveillance Advocates Hype Fears in Bid to Extend Patriot Act

former House intel chair Mike Rogers stokes fear of Daesh terrorists in US, demands continuation of metadata collection despite ineffectiveness…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Surveillance Advocates Hype Fears in Bid to Extend Patriot Act