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Revolution's End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA

The Opperman Report'

“A stunning and chilling expose of . . . the rise of the Symbionese Liberation Army and the kidnapping of bad-girl heiress Patty Hearst” (David Talbot, founder of Salon). Revolution’s End fully explains the most famous kidnapping in US history, detailing Patty Hearst’s relationship with Donald DeFreeze, known as Cinque, head of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Not only did the heiress have a sexual relationship with DeFreeze while he was imprisoned; she didn’t know he was an informant and a victim of prison behavior modification. Neither Hearst nor the white radicals who followed DeFreeze realized that he was molded by a CIA officer and allowed to escape. His secret mission was to infiltrate and discredit Bay Area anti-war radicals and the Black Panther Party, the nexus of seventies activism. When that failed, DeFreeze was alienated from his controllers and decided to become a revolutionary, since his life was in jeopardy. The kidnapping of Hearst sparked one of the largest shootouts in U.S. history—which killed six members of the SLA in South Central Los Angeles—and ended when the LAPD set fire to the house and incinerated those six radicals on live television, nationwide, as a warning to American leftists. “A gripping read—a persuasive, well-researched and detailed interpretation of what is known about the SLA kidnapping of Patty Hearst.” —Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State “This book careens to its bloody ending with all of the inevitability of a train wreck. Schreiber . . . ignites the past in chilling detail and at the same time shines an uncanny and unsettling light on who we are today.” —T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times–bestselling author

2hr 9mins

26 Aug 2020

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Revolution's End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA

The Opperman Report

“A stunning and chilling expose of . . . the rise of the Symbionese Liberation Army and the kidnapping of bad-girl heiress Patty Hearst” (David Talbot, founder of Salon). Revolution’s End fully explains the most famous kidnapping in US history, detailing Patty Hearst’s relationship with Donald DeFreeze, known as Cinque, head of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Not only did the heiress have a sexual relationship with DeFreeze while he was imprisoned; she didn’t know he was an informant and a victim of prison behavior modification. Neither Hearst nor the white radicals who followed DeFreeze realized that he was molded by a CIA officer and allowed to escape. His secret mission was to infiltrate and discredit Bay Area anti-war radicals and the Black Panther Party, the nexus of seventies activism. When that failed, DeFreeze was alienated from his controllers and decided to become a revolutionary, since his life was in jeopardy. The kidnapping of Hearst sparked one of the largest shootouts in U.S. history—which killed six members of the SLA in South Central Los Angeles—and ended when the LAPD set fire to the house and incinerated those six radicals on live television, nationwide, as a warning to American leftists. “A gripping read—a persuasive, well-researched and detailed interpretation of what is known about the SLA kidnapping of Patty Hearst.” —Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State “This book careens to its bloody ending with all of the inevitability of a train wreck. Schreiber . . . ignites the past in chilling detail and at the same time shines an uncanny and unsettling light on who we are today.” —T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times–bestselling author

2hr 9mins

26 Aug 2020

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SLA pt. 5: The Ghost of Donald DeFreeze

Dude Where's My Killer

This is the series finale on the story of the SLA. We cover the capture of Patty Hearst and Sara Jane Olson and the insanity that followed. Listen and ENJOY! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kip-sodope-wood/support

1hr 16mins

15 May 2020

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“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze

Cults

From within the confines of the Vacaville prison medical center, Donald DeFreeze started recruiting young, idealistic Berkeley radicals for his leftist political cult. The US needed to change. And radical change, DeFreeze knew, demanded radical action. He was willing to do whatever it took to wake Americans up to the revolution, whether that meant murder, theft, or the kidnapping of a newspaper heiress. Sponsors!Modsy - Go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use code CULTS to get 20% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

20 Aug 2019

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Author Brad Schreiber talks Revolutions End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA

William Ramsey Investigates

Author Brad Schreiber discusses his book Revolutions End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1510714251/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

46mins

17 Aug 2019

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Author Brad Schreiber talks Revolutions End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA

William Ramsey Investigates

Author Brad Schreiber discusses his book Revolutions End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1510714251/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

46mins

17 Aug 2019

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“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Donald DeFreeze

Cults

Donald DeFreeze was a gun-obsessed drifter throughout the 1960s. But he didn't use his guns — he had nothing to fight for. At least, not until he was radicalized and began to build a coalition to execute his plans. Sponsors!Billie - Go to MyBillie.com/CULTS for 10% off your razor.Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/ CULTS. Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code CULTS during checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

13 Aug 2019