Taking Control of the Zionist Narrative, with Guest Ben Freeman - Episode 21
The Honest Report
The concept of Zionism, and even the word itself, is being increasingly stolen away from the Jewish People. Rather than defining it as the quest for self determination in their historic homeland, Zionism is being defined as a hateful and racist concept, often bolstered by social media and the news media alike. In this week's edition of the Honest Report podcast, we welcome Ben Freeman, an international speaker and author, for his thoughts on how pro-Israel voices can take back the concept of Zionism from those who seek to demonize it. Welcome to the Honest Report podcast. Please subscribe to our podcast, leave a review, and share our show. If you are interested in sponsoring a podcast, visit the HonestReporting Canada website.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thehonestreport/message
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Background Briefing with Ian Masters
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Foreign Lobbies, Influence Peddling, and Think Tanks w/ Ben Freeman
Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
On this edition of Parallax Views, the issue of how politics on Capitol Hill is effected by foreign lobbies, influence peddling, and think tanks with connections to the defense industry are important but oft underdiscussed topics. Joining us to unravel these matters is Ben Freeman, Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy. We discuss the Foreign Agents Registration Act and its history as well as the role of Saudi lobbying on the Republican Party and Qatari lobbying on the Democratic Party. Additionally, we discuss the need for transparency when it comes to foreign lobbies and Ben explains why these issues should matter to average American citizens and voters. The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee is also discussed.But we do not stop at the issue of foreign lobbies. We also discuss the topic of the military industrial complex and Ben's updating of that term to the military industrial congressional think tank complex. What is the role of the defense industry and weapons manufacturing in influencing U.S. policy? In discussing think tanks we are able to tie foreign lobbies back into the conversation because both foreign lobbies and defense contractors play a huge role in the funding of political think tanks in America. Given that experts at many think tanks are featured on various media outlets it is important to be transparent about who is funding these think tanks and how it may influence the agenda of those think tanks. In regards to think tanks we tackle the question of how trust can be restored in think tanks and, moreover, why it is important for that trust to be restored.
5/13/21 Ben Freeman on Saudi Arabia’s Covert Influence in American Politics
The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute
Scott interviews Ben Freeman about his research into the Saudi lobby’s activity in American politics. Freeman explains that while it’s illegal for foreign governments to donate directly to politicians in this country, it’s easy to get around these restrictions by hiring firms in the U.S. to make contributions and to lobby on behalf of governments like Saudi Arabia. Freeman has found hundreds of such filings per year, totaling tens of millions of dollars in contributions. He reminds us that all of this activity contributes to painting Saudi Arabia in a positive light while they continue to perpetrate war crimes against the people of Yemen. Discussed on the show: “The Saudi Lobby in 2020” (Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative) “The Air Force Is Planning For a Future Without the F-22” (Defense One) Ben Freeman is director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative with the Center for International Policy. Read his work at AntiWar.com and follow him on Twitter @BenFreemanDC. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLzVF99vK9k
5/13/21 Ben Freeman on Saudi Arabia’s Covert Influence in American Politics
Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
Scott interviews Ben Freeman about his research into the Saudi lobby's activity in American politics. Freeman explains that while it's illegal for foreign governments to donate directly to politicians in this country, it's easy to get around these restrictions by hiring firms in the U.S. to make contributions and to lobby on behalf of governments like Saudi Arabia. Freeman has found hundreds of such filings per year, totaling tens of millions of dollars in contributions. He reminds us that all of this activity contributes to painting Saudi Arabia in a positive light while they continue to perpetrate war crimes against the people of Yemen.Discussed on the show: "The Saudi Lobby in 2020" (Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative) "The Air Force Is Planning For a Future Without the F-22" (Defense One)Ben Freeman is director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative with the Center for International Policy. Read his work at AntiWar.com and follow him on Twitter @BenFreemanDC.This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLzVF99vK9k
BONUS EPISODE - Ben Freeman on his new book, 'Jewish Pride'
When did you know?
(TW: Suicide and self-harm is discussed in this episode.) BONUS CONTENT! Whilst I am busy preparing for Season 2 of 'When Did You Know?' I wanted to share with you a special bonus episode with author Ben Freeman. Ben appeared on the show in episode 4 and since then has had his first book published so he came to the show to talk about the impact of the LGBTQ+ pride movement on the Jewish Pride movement. You can learn more about Ben through his website www.benmfreeman.com and his new book is out now. Don't forget to follow 'When Did You Know?' on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or email me on WDYKPod@gmail.com to get the latest updates on Season 2! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ben Freeman (Vol. 2) On His 1st Book, "Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People"
The Two Tall Jews Show
Our first recurring guest is the one and only Ben Freeman, Holocaust Educator and Jewish Rights Activist. This past Monday, Ben released his first book titled, "Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People" and in this episode we took a deep dive into the contents of the book. What does it mean to have Jewish Pride? What inspired Ben to write the book? Why did he write it the way he did? We answered all of these questions and so much more. Get your own copy of Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People on Amazon today! . We are also happy to announce the launch of our merch store jewishoriginal.com/merch. Here, you can find shirts, sweaters, hats, mugs, canvases of beautiful sights in Israel and so much more. Send us a screenshot of a review and 5 star rating of our podcast and we will send you a discount code for 15% off the entire store. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/twotalljewshow/support
Episode 17: Blood Money and Other Corrupting Forces in the MIC with Ben Freeman
In the Context of Empire
"You start to follow the money, and you don't know where the fuck it's gonna take you." - Lester Freaman from The Wire Jon and Matt were honored to be joined by Dr. Ben Freeman (no relation to Lester) for a further discussion of the corruption within the military-industrial-congressional complex. Ben is the director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy He is especially adept at exposing the role of private contractor and foreign money in influencing the creation of destructive US foreign policies. He is the author of The Foreign Policy Auction. Specifically discussed: - Jon's recent article breaking down the waste and opportunity cost of Pentagon spending and the military-industrial- congressional complex - Ben's background: How did he develop such an interest and talent for tracking the money within the military industrial complex? - The countries that have significant influence on US politics.. hint, it's not Russia! - The influence wielded by he for profit weapons industry and foreign actors through the funding of think tanks - The other nefarious ways through which US foreign policy is influenced by the arms industry and foreign actors - Ben's rejection of Biden's solution to curb foreign influence and a proposal for a better solution - Some concerns regarding the incoming Biden foreign policy team Ben's Work: Please Support Him! Report: U.S. Government and Defense Contractor Funding of America’s Top 50 Think Tanks Report : Foreign Funding of Think Tanks in America Report: Japan's Influence in America Ben's article about nuclear weapons profiteers: Nuclear Weapons Profiteers are Driving the Nukes Debate Ben's book: The Foreign Policy Auction Our Work: Jon's recent article : Tackling the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Read our "In the Context of Empire" blog with corresponding and expanded posts to this content! Social Media: Twitter- @Mattylongruns.