As some of you have probably noticed, our small webzine has recently expanded a bit, bringing on board additional voices of the Left and the Right regularly excluded from the mainstream media. This frequently includes their extensive archives, which in these troubled times might otherwise someday vanish without a trace.
For over a dozen years, Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad program has been broadcasting to the world via radio and podcast, providing in depth interviews and discussions with prominent figures in the “Alternative Left” community, with a special focus on the 9/11 attacks and other so-called “conspiracy theories.” His recent article on that subject—“Why the War on Conspiracy Theories Is Bad Public Policy”—was well-received and provoked a considerable number of comments, some of them quite thoughtful.
I’m very pleased to say that Kevin has now joined our website as a regular Columnist, and we have also augmented our growing podcast offerings by incorporating his entire existing archive of nearly 1,400 two hour shows, with the overwhelming majority of the ones from recent years including the audio files. Given the enormous size of these archives, the contents may be conveniently explored by time period, by Topic, or by particular Guests. Examples include the 16 featuring Gilad Atzmon, the 20 with James Petras, or the 28 focusing on the JFK Assassination.
Kevin joins Bonnie Faulkner, whose popular and long-running weekly show Guns & Butter was purged by Pacifica’s KPFA last summer, and whose archives we subsequently added. Given this expansion, we’ve also added a general audio archive page, allowing those interested to browse our audio contents in combined fashion, so that those shows featuring particular guests can be displayed across all different podcast channels.
For example, here are the 47 shows featuring Webster Tarpley:
or the 263(!) podcasts discussing the 9/11 attacks:
This global archive will become especially useful as we gradually begin to add additional podcast channels in the future.
These new “Alt-Left” offerings are balanced on the ideological spectrum by the addition of Paul Kersey’s SBPDL (“Stuff Black People Don’t Like”) blog, which has been transferred from Google’s increasingly obsolescent Blogger platform.
The archives of SBPDL stretch back nearly a full decade, totaling well over 3 million words of posts and nearly 25 million words of comments, representing the equivalent of nearly 300 hardcover books and possibly constituting the world’s largest compendium documenting recent black crime and serious misbehavior in America, a grim reality so totally excluded from the pages of the New York Times and our other mainstream media sources.
During the Internet crackdown of late Summer 2017, SBPDL temporarily disappeared and some people wondered whether its vast accumulation of content material had permanently vanished. Although it eventually returned, our growing climate of censorship suggested that its eventual demise was merely a matter of time, so we are very glad that to have anticipated that likelihood by now providing it a more reliable permanent home. This step followed the previous addition of the Audacious Epigone HBD blog, whose contents stretch back to the mid-2000s.
By now offering the Truth Jihad and Guns & Butter podcasts and the SBPDL and Audacious Epigone blogs, we are continuing to fulfill our mission statement of providing convenient access to “Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media.”
The bulk of our regular media seems moving in exactly the opposite direction of increasing censorship, with the mainstream topics of even just ten or fifteen years ago now sometimes constituting career-ending ideological heresy. Given this climate, it is hardly surprising that our readership seems to have been growing quite nicely. According to Alexa.com, our relative traffic rank is now moving towards 75% of that obtained by the venerable New Republic and tops 60% of that in Foreign Policy.
Meanwhile, various “clickbait” Internet webzines and more established news organizations have recently announced a couple of thousand layoffs despite our current cyclical economic peak. So we seem to be headed in the right direction.