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Chris Hedges - Wages of Rebellion The Moral Imperative of Revolt - Author Chris Hedges speaks on his brand new book Wages of Rebellion The Moral Imperative of Revolt at Powell's Books in Portland Oregon on 6/10/2015. I apologize for the shaky video, was standing in the back row trying to film on a hand-held device. Also I ran out of space and do not have the last few minutes of comments and questions.

Kshama Sawant, Nicholas Caleb & More | | Portland, OR 4/24/14

Filter Free Radio's Jacob Dean attends the event in Portland, Oregon on 4/24/14. The huge chasm between the richest 1% and the rest of us is widening, corporations are destroying the environment, and the U.S. government is deporting record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Clearly, the corporate politicians have failed the 99%. In response, nearly 100,000 voters recently elected Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council as an independent Socialist, and she did not accept a dime in corporate cash! Now Sawant is leading the 15 Now movement to raise Seattle's minimum wage to $15/hr, inspiring the movement to spread to Portland, San Francisco, and nationwide.

Jacob Dean interviews Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant on her personal motivations and inspirations:

The star of the show Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant's Speech in Portland 4/24/14

Portland City Council Candidate Nicholas Caleb speaks about the similar platforms he is running on and Kshama Sawant won on, and how real socialist leftist candidates for local office can win. Look for an interview from FFR with Nicholas Caleb coming soon. Find more information at

In this clip, Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant's Campaign Manager (and longtime social justice activist) Ramy Khalil explains how the Koch Brothers and the Corporate State will try to undermine and destroy the movement to raise the minimum wage to a living wage for all workers.

In my personal opinion, one of the most amazing, most inspirational, most motivational speeches of the night was given by Ahjamu Umi - Organizer for the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party in Portland, Oregon. I had to stop recording right at the end of his speech so I could be the first person to give him a standing ovation in the front row (hence I missed most of the long standing ovation he received from the standing room only packed crowd on video.) Look for an interview from FFR with Ahjamu Umi coming soon. Find more information at

Joe Walsh The Lone Vet at Million Blanket March Interview

Filter Free Radio's Jacob Dean speaks with one of the hardest working activists in all of Portland, Oregon Mr. Joe Walsh The Lone Vet at Evolve PDX's Million Blanket March on 3-30-14. We first met Joe at a Close Gitmo protest in front of city hall last summer and now follow his activism at Individuals For Justice. Find more info and follow Joe at

Progressive Radio Northwest Forum March 26, 2014

Seattle based Progressive Radio Northwest held a free public forum on the future of progressive radio, social networking, and independent media on March 26, 2014 at Impact Hub Seattle. Special guest speakers include independent journalist Mark Taylor Canfield, online radio host Space Dog of Space Dog Radio, and Jacob Dean of Filter Free Radio. Discussion topics include: An overview of the social networking platforms and technologies used to access and promote progressive media such as Hardware (Desktops/Laptops/Mobile Devices) & Software Applications, Facebook, Twitter, Google Groups, Sound Cloud, YouTube, Chat Rooms, Mumble, etc as well as how do progressive radio producers/hosts use social networking platforms to find a progressive audience, organize progressive media networks, interact with other content providers, recruit guests, produce programming, etc. How can you use social networking tools to strengthen advocacy and catalyze action? And of course there is a question and answer period with the audience near the end. Visit for more information on this and upcoming forums and much more! We know not everyone was able to make it to the forum in person. For that reason, with permission from PRNW, I would like to share the audio recording I made of the event. Please note that some audience questions were not picked up by the recording, I have edited those to the best of my ability to make them somewhat audible. Please share the PRNW website and this mp3 far and wide! Spread the word and make change happen! Thank you! And another huge thank you to PRNW, Mark, SpaceDog and everyone who came! I had an amazing time and can't wait for the next meeting of the minds! Keep up the good fight and I'm always willing to continue the conversation. - Jacob Dean

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Is Progressive Radio Dead? - Mark Taylor Canfield Interview

Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott speak with Seattle journalist, blogger, activist, and musician Mark Taylor Canfield about his article for OpEd News "Is Radio Dead?" Plus Mark talks about the $15/hr minimum wage campaign in Seattle with newly elected socialist city council member Kshama Sawant, Free Press suppression as U.S. falls to 46th on the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, and the state of progressive radio in Seattle and Portland. This clip is from Filter Free Radio guest hosting the Nicole Sandler Show recorded live 2/25/14.



Banksters Get Bonuses To Work For Obama and TPP - Lee Fang Interview

Investigative Journalist Lee Fang is interviewed on his new report, "Obama Admin’s TPP Trade Officials Received Hefty Bonuses From Big Banks" from and the revolving door between Wall Street, K Street, and Government. Lee Fang is the first reporter to expose this! Lee writes, "Officials tapped by the Obama administration to lead the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations have received multimillion dollar bonuses from CitiGroup and Bank of America..." Read the full article here:

Lee Fang is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He covers money in politics, conservative movements and lobbying. Lee’s work has resulted in multiple calls for hearings in Congress and the Federal Election Commission. He is author of The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right, a recently published book on how the right-wing political infrastructure was rebuilt after President Obama's 2008 election. More on the book can be found at This clip was recorded live from Filter Free Radio's Jacob Dean guest hosting The Nicole Sandler Show Tuesday 2/25/2014 in Portland, Oregon.




This Is What Filter Free Radio Is About...

Most people have never heard of Filter Free Radio, or it's creators Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott. Most people have no idea what we do or why people need Filter Free Radio. In this segment Jacob and Scott explain what Filter Free Radio is about, why we created it, why you need unfiltered news, and why we keep speaking truth to power every Monday with our favorite Filter Free Radio clips of Chris Hedges, Howard Zinn, Cornel West, John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Saul Alinsky, Martin Luther King Jr., George Carlin and much more. This clip is from Filter Free Radio guest hosting the Nicole Sandler Show the entire podcast is available on the website. Recorded live Thursday 2/20/14 in Portland, Oregon.




Addressing Climate Change - Bruce Lesnick Interview

Filter Free Radio interviews long time political activist and blogger Bruce Lesnick on his new article just published "Good News, Bad News For Addressing Climate Change" on and - In the conversation we discuss what are the systemic problems of climate change, why it's different, and the systemic solutions needed. Plus why capitalism is part of the problem and why we've eliminated most examples of alternatives to capitalism. Special thanks to Bruce Lesnick for the great article and coming on our program to discuss it! Here is a link to Bruce's blog on Open Salon -




Live on the ground in Gaziantep, Turkey with Zack Baddorf

Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott of Filter Free Radio fill in for Nicole Sandler on Radio Or Not and speak with Talk Radio News Service Freelance Journalist Zack Baddorf live on the ground in Gaziantep, Turkey near Syria on the humanitarian crisis there plus Zack shares his story of visiting a refugee camp and more. Special thanks to Zack Baddorf and Talk Radio News Service in Washington, DC. Recorded live 08-20-2013





Skeptical Scott Rants!

Thought you might enjoy this awesome eight minute rant from our amazing co-host and producer man! This was on Chris Hedges' Hope Speech, activism, motivation, and inspiration! Recorded live 8-21-2013 filling in for Nicole Sandler



Ben Swann Interview - Truth In Media

Two time Emmy winning investigative reporter Ben Swann speaks with Filter Free Radio's Jacob Dean about his latest Truth In Media Project, plus what the purpose of journalism is, how real objective investigative journalism is not partisan, how can we stop the criminalization of journalism, how to decipher journalism from propaganda and distractions, and about Ben's now famous interview with President Obama on the "Kill List." (You'll remember Ben was the first reporter to directly question the President about the Kill List last year.) From Filter Free Radio Episode 98 recorded live Monday 7/22/2013 in Portland, Oregon. More info: http://www.benswann.comBen Swann's Free Truth In Media Live Streaming Event Friday 7/26:

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"Best Of" Portland Speeches - #RestoreTheFourth #PDX

July 4, 2013 - Portland, OR - Restore The Fourth - We are protesting to restore our 4th Amendment rights and condemn the massive NSA surveillance state. Here are some of the best speeches given by We The People - because we're all mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore! Check out for more




Portland's CLOSE GITMO Hunger Striker S. Brian Willson

Filter Free Radio's Jacob Dean interviews 71 year-old S. Brian Willson, Activist, Author, a Vietnam veteran member of Veterans For Peace, Portland Chapter 72, beginning Sunday, May 12 reduced his food intake by more than 85 percent, fasting on 300 calories a day in solidarity with the 130 uncharged Guantanamo prisoner hunger strikers now in deteriorating health, many of whom are being force-fed. Willson, a trained lawyer and criminologist, anti-war activist and author, lives by the mantra: "We are not worth more; They are not worth less." He joins 65-year-old grandmother Diane Wilson, a fifth-generation Texas shrimper, anti-war activist and author, who began an open-ended, water-only fast on May 1 outside the White House, and intends to fast until the prisoners are freed. There are more than 1,200 people around the country participating in a rolling hunger strike to bring attention to the plight of the fasting prisoners at Guantanamo, who have been illegally detained for over ten years with little recourse. May 16 is the 100th day of the hunger strike. The hunger strike/fast demands President Obama take immediate action to close the prison and release the prisoners. Interview recorded 6/22/2013.

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Politics Is Worse Than Wrestling - Filter Free Radio

Let me tell ya Brother! This awesome piece clearly explains how partisan politics has officially become more fake and scripted than wrestling! (And I'm a fan of wrestling!)




Rise Up Or Die - Chris Hedges

There is no way to vote against corporate power. Citizens have no way to bring about the prosecution of Wall Street bankers and financiers for fraud, military and intelligence officials for torture and war crimes, or security and surveillance officers for human rights abuses... Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott cover Chris Hedges's latest article from Truthdig "Rise Up Or Die." This is a clip from FFR Episode 91 recorded live 05/21/2013 

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Former Drone Operator Speaks Out

Former Drone Operator Speaks Out - Former Drone Operator Brandon Bryant tells NPR about the behind the scenes of war and drones. This is a clip from FFR Episode 89 recorded live 5/13/2013. 




REAL Benghazi Scandal Cover-Up EXPOSED

Finally the REAL scandal behind Benghazi has been EXPOSED for the first time! This is a clip from Filter Free Radio Episode 89 recorded live on 5/13/2013 by Jacob Dean of Filter Free Radio.




Another Victory In The Fight Against Northwest Coal Exports

Another victory over coal is being celebrated in the Pacific Northwest right now as a recent Oregonian headline reads "Another Northwest coal export project falls by wayside; Kinder Morgan drops Oregon terminal plan." Now three out of six coal export proposals have been defeated, three still remain; two in Washington, one in Oregon as of 5/13/13. Three down, three to go. Active and concerned citizens here have made it clear WE DON'T WANT IT HERE. A victory for our clean and pristine Oregon environment this represents a win for clean air, clean water, and a much more healthier future in my home of Portland, Oregon. This is a clip from FFR Episode 89 recorded live on 5/13/13. 




Chris Hedges Interviews Julian Assange of Wikileaks

Chris Hedges recently interviewed Julian Assange of Wikileaks for and a very much anticipated new article titled "The Death of Truth." Filter Free Radio's Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott breakdown the crucial importance of whistle blowers, truth tellers, investigative journalists, and independent media people like Hedges, Assange, and Manning. Plus how far is corrupted power willing to go to silence and suppress those who seek to expose the corruption? This is a clip from FFR Episode 88 recorded live on 05/09/2013 




Seattle May Day 2013 with Mark Taylor Canfield!!! - Filter Free Radio speaks with Mark Taylor Canfield in Seattle, WA on this year's May Day 2013 activism, news, and much more! Mark Taylor Canfield is an Independent Journalist with Free Speech Radio News, a Contributing Blogger at The Huffington Post, and Blogger at The Daily Kos. Follow him on Twitter: @mtcanfield and Facebook:




Anti-Coal Sound The Alarm Rally Salem, OR

Oregon State Capitol Building March 13, 2013 - Milwaukie, OR Mayor Jeremy Ferguson shares his story on coal and reminds Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming residents that coal export proposal decision deadlines are rapidly approaching in the coming weeks. NOW is the time to act! 

Oregon State Capitol Building March 13, 2013 - A medical doctor shares his professional opinions on coal, health, and links dirty coal to cigarette smoking (we know it's bad for us, it's time to do the right thing and put the poison down.)

Oregon State Capitol Building March 13, 2013 - A local church Reverend shares his thoughts on coal and reminds us to think of the people and children in China, who would get this coal and have even more co2 and hazardous pollution in a place where you can't go outside and the pollution is visable from outer space it's so bad!

Oregon State Capitol Building March 13, 2013 - A Willamette University student shares her thoughts on future generations anticipating the consequences tomorrow if we allow coal today. We cannot eat coal or money and we cannot drink oil.

Jacob Dean of Filter Free Radio attends Sound The Alarm on Wednesday March 13, 2013 to cover the rally and add his voice as a native Portland, Oregonian to say NO COAL EXPORTS! The proposed coal exports on the west coast would have a WORSE impact on the climate than the Keystone XL pipeline! 

Ted Rall Interview - Filter Free Radio - 01/07/13 - Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott speak with author, cartoonist, and columnist Ted Rall on how Obama has sold out the real left (appointing Senator Hagel to Defense Secretary today for example) and what are the next steps forward? Plus why we no longer have a real left and how can we go about recreating the real left. Recorded live 01/07/2013 in Portland, OR




Actress, Comedian, Writer Maysoon Zayid

Jacob Dean in for Nicole Sandler speaks with Maysoon Zayid recorded live on 12-20-12.




John Amato of Crooks and Liars - Filter Free Radio

Jacob Dean in for Nicole Sandler speaks with John Amato of Crooks and Liars!




Women Making Real History with Amy Simon of She's History

Jacob Dean speaks with cultural HERstorian Amy Simon from on fabulous females who made a difference live on the Nicole Sandler Show 12-19-2012




NRA Protest March in DC - Credo Political Director Interview - Filter Free Radio - Filling in for Nicole Sandler, Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott interview Becky Bond, Political Director for Credo about today's march in Washington, DC on the offices of the NRA in the wake of the recent shooting tragedies. What should be done about gun culture? Recorded live on 12/17/2012 in Portland, OR.



Occuthon Simulcast on Mike Malloy Nationwide - From Occuthon 2011 - Jacob Dean host of Filter Free Radio simulcasts live on Occuthon and the Mike Malloy Radio Program with Brad Friedman! Watch what you didn't hear behind the scenes on Mike Malloy's program during the broadcast! Huge thanks to everyone who made Occuthon 2011 a great success! Check out: Occuthon 2011 Online Information - - The Mike Malloy Radio Program - Investigative Reporter Brad Friedman -




Skeptical Scott and Chris Hedges Occupy Freedom Plaza DC - Filter Free Radio's Skeptical Scott showcases Day 1 October 6, 2011 of Occupy Freedom Plaza / National Occupation of Wasington DC featuring an exclusive interview with author Chris Hedges! Plus Chris Hedges' speech to the crowd here in Washington DC, and an interview with his assistant Kayla, a very bright Hofstra student with a brilliant take on the big picture.




FFR interviews Governor Buddy Roemer Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott speak with 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Governor Buddy Roemer on why he hasn't been allowed in any televised debates. Maybe because Washington DC has become too corrupted, bought, and sold by lobbyists and Gov. Roemer is outspoken against the corruption and money in politics? Not bad for a Republican, we need more common sense thinkers all around. This was recorded live 12-19-2011 in Wasnington DC.



2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein FFR Interview - 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein speaks at Hempstalk in Portland, Oregon September 8, 2012 at Kelley Point Park. Visit for more information!

2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein speaks with Filter Free Radio host Jacob Dean

FFR interviews Bruce van Voorst - TIME 2011 Person of the Year: The Protester - Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott speak with 35 year magazine correspondent for Time and Newsweek magazines Bruce van Voorst. We discuss social justice movements like Occupy, and Time's 2011 Person of the Year: The Protester, plus getting active inside the system politically by voting, campaigning, engaging, informing, etc and outside the system for example with occupy and the 99% movements. Recorded live 12-19-2011 in Wasnington DC.



Labor Day 2012 in Portland, Oregon

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber speaks at the 2012 Labor Day annual event at Oaks Park in Portland, OR


Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) speaks at the 2012 Labor Day annual event at Oaks Park in Portland, OR


Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd District) speaks at the 2012 Labor Day annual event at Oaks Park in Portland, OR


Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5th District) speaks at the 2012 Labor Day annual event at Oaks Park in Portland, OR


Thanks so much to all the people who came out to the Labor Day event this year 2012 at Oaks Park in Portland, and for standing up for worker's rights, unions, collective bargaining, the middle class, and the 99%.



FFR interviews Bill McKibben - The Reckoning - Climate change has some scary new info: three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe, and make clear who the real enemy is... Jacob Dean fills in for Nicole Sandler on and speaks with author and environmental activist Bill McKibben on his Rolling Stone article out today "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math" published online this morning! Recorded Live 07-19-2012 from Portland, OR.



FFR Occuthon Jason Leopold Interview - From Occuthon 2011 - Jacob Dean and Skepitcal Scott of Filter Free Radio broadcast live on Occuthon and speak with Jason Leopold, Investigative Reporter and Deputy Managing Editor at Truth Out Jason is the author of the national bestseller, News Junkie, a memoir and Co-founder of The Public Record @ThePublicRecord.

Huge thanks to everyone who made Occuthon 2011 a great success!
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Is nudity free speech? - Nudity is considered legal protected free speech by judge in Portland, Oregon! Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott ask if nudity is free speech? Meet John Brennen. He travels from Portland to California often for business. This time however it was a bit different....



Mark Taylor Canfield Interview Filter Free Radio interviews special guest Activist, Journalist, and Blogger Mark Taylor Canfield! Mark has been very active in the Occupy social movement in Seattle since day one, and is very informed on the movement there as well as nationally and internationally. We disucss his new piece titled "My Declaration of Independence From Wall Street" which is posted on Jacob Dean's Blog, the latest OWS news, the upcoming OWS One Year Anniversary and more! Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott broadcast live from Portland, OR and Washington, DC. Recorded live on 8/27/2012 in Portland, OR. Check out Mark Taylor Canfield online here: and follow him on Twitter: @mtsea



FFR interviews David Swanson - The David Swanson interview! - Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott broadcast live from Portland, OR and Washington, DC with author, blogger, and activist David Swanson for a great news, politics, and current affairs conversation. Recorded live on 6/25/2012 in Portland, OR.



FFR Occuthon Tina Dupuy interview - From Occuthon 2011 - Jacob Dean and Skepitcal Scott of Filter Free Radio broadcast live on Occuthon and speak with Tiny Dupuy, Tina calls herself a "frustrated paleontologist, realized syndicated op-ed columnist and managing editor of Crooks and Liars". She is also one of the major inspirations behind Occuthon. Not only is she brilliant and beautiful, but she has been extremely active in supporting the Occupy movement, including putting together the Crooks and Liars drive to send pizza to Occupiers all over the nation! To find out more about Tina check out her website http://tinadupuy.comHuge thanks to everyone who made Occuthon 2011 a great success!  Check out for more!



FFR Promo Video - Unfiltered news, truth, solutions, and conversation. Be a part of the solution, more than we are a part of the problem.The information we need to be hearing on local, national, and cable tv stations, but corporate America refuses to allow. FFR broadcasts live every Monday evening 4pm to 6pm pacific - 7pm to 9pm eastern. Free complete audio and video archives are available online. You won't hear unfiltered truth from anyone who has anything to lose. Thanks for your wonderful help promoting our show the only way we can: grass roots, bottom up, word of mouth support. Thank you! - Filter Free Radio




FFR Occuthon Matthew Filipowicz interview - From Occuthon 2011 - Jacob Dean and Skepitcal Scott of Filter Free Radio broadcast live on Occuthon and speak with Matthew Filipowicz, Host of the Matthew Filipowicz Show. Comedian, Cartooinst. Seen on CNN, PBS, HBO, BBC, HuffingtonPost, New York Times, WSJ, Ring Of Fire, Ain't It Cool & more. On Twitter: @MattFilipowicz

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