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Truth in Media: The Origin of ISIS Surpasses 1 Million Views

In late February, Ben Swann released “The Origin Of Isis,” a Truth In Media episode in which Swann examined the roots of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the group’s subsequent growth.

While the mainstream media has occasionally asked this question in generic form, Swann provided a deeper, impartial investigation of the origins of the militant group, and posed the question of how much responsibility the US government might bear for its role in providing weapons, intended for “freedom fighters”, that ultimately ended up in the hands of ISIS militants.

We are excited to announce that “The Origin Of Isis” has now reached over 1 million views less than three months after its release.

The Truth In Media Project is not controlled by corporate interests, and seeks to continue producing these episodes that provide unrestricted analysis of issues around the world. The production and release of this episode, in addition to all of Swann’s Truth In Media episodes, was funded with great thanks to crowdfunding made possible by supporters of the Truth In Media Project.

Thank you all for your continued support.


To contribute to the Truth In Media Project, click here.

Ron Paul Liberty Report Coming To TruthInMedia.com

Ben Swann’s Truth In Media Project will soon be offering Ron Paul’s Liberty Report video series at TruthInMedia.com. In addition to videos, the Truth In Media Project plans to collaborate with Dr. Paul on a variety of topics and issues.

Ron Paul’s Liberty Report is the latest addition to new content you will be able to find along with a growing team of collaborators and contributors to the Truth In Media Project, which is also scheduled to include content and insights from political commentator Julie Borowski, The Ron Paul Institute, writer and podcast host Kurt Wallace, Child Protective Services whistleblower and author Carlos Morales, and syndicated radio host Jason Stapleton.

The Truth In Media Team will continue to provide updates to our readers regarding upcoming contributors and additions to the Project.

Note: Earlier versions of this story said that Ron Paul was joining a growing list of contributors. That led some people to believe that Ron Paul himself would be joining Truth in Media. Rather, Truth in Media will make available the Ron Paul Liberty Report on our site.

Truth In Media Project: Major Announcement

Ben Swann’s Truth In Media Project is set to unveil several exciting changes and additions. On May 4th, BenSwann.com will become TruthInMedia.com, offering new interactive features. In addition to the new website, we are excited to announce the arrival of several contributors to the Truth In Media Project.

The Truth In Media Project will be providing columns, commentary and videos from Julie Borowski. Borowski is a political commentator who has gained a large following for adding humor to libertarian viewpoints.

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity will be offering analysis and insight to the Truth In Media Project through columns and videos.

Writer and podcast host Kurt Wallace will be providing in-depth interviews and discussion of issues regarding politics, business, economics and more. Wallace has been involved in new media since 2007.

Jason Stapleton’s syndicated radio show, The Jason Stapleton Program, will be broadcast on TruthInMedia.com. Stapleton is a former Marine and an entrepreneur, investor, and professional trader, offering unique insights on a plethora of topics including economics, politics and military strategy.

Carlos Morales, author of Legally Kidnapped: The Case against Child Protective Services, will be a contributor to TruthInMedia.com. Morales is a former CPS investigator who exposed corruption that he witnessed within the agency.

TruthInMedia.com will also be providing an interactive community, with member forums and groups, all free of charge. This new community will allow readers and supporters to create their own profiles and interact on message boards and in groups.

The Truth In Media Project will continue to examine issues including medical kidnapping, human trafficking, the drug war, police militarization, and political activism around the world.

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As you may know, The Truth In Media Project is not controlled by corporate interests. This project speaks truth to power, and is proudly funded in part by our readers and supporters. The most recent Truth In Media episode, “The Origin of ISIS”, has reached over 1 million views and was 100% crowdfunded. To make a one-time donation, click here. To make a monthly donation, click here.

Thank you all for your support!

Truth In Media Accelerates National Cannabis Discussion

In March 2014, Benswann.com was alerted to the story of Shona Banda, a woman who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2002. After seven years of suffering from the debilitating effects of the disease despite conventional treatment and medication, Banda took a bold step to manage her symptoms after watching an online documentary about cannabis oil being used to relieve a variety of ailments ranging from sleep disorders to cancer.

Banda went on to make her own oil at home, and told Ben Swann in an interview in May of 2014 about cannabis oil positively impacting her life. Banda told Swann, “I literally went from feeling the degradation of dying, the pain from dying, knowing that I wasn’t going to be here very long to literally waking up on day three knowing that I was going to live long enough to see my grandkids someday.”

Swann later released a Truth In Media episode last September about medical cannabis. This episode, made possible via donations made by Swann’s supporters through a crowdfunding effort, illustrated the government’s refusal to publicly accept cannabis as medicine while quietly holding two patents on cannabinoids and cannabis oil for the treatment of diseases including Alzheimer’s and indeed, auto-immune diseases like Crohn’s Disease.

Last month, Banda’s home was raided and her son was removed from her care because the boy had disputed common anti-marijuana talking points during school. Banda spoke exclusively to Benswann.com’s Barry Donegan last week about the ordeal. After the publication of Banda’s discussion with Donegan, the news began to spread nationwide.

Radley Balko, author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces and contributor at the Washington Post, wrote about the incident. Soon sites including Uproxx and Reason also covered it. On Monday, the hosts of ABC’s The View discussed the story; Rosie Perez pointed out the “hypocrisy” of the federal government’s classification of marijuana, which remains Schedule 1.

“Listen to this,” Perez said, referencing a key point made in Swann’s episode. “The US government has a patent, patent number 6630507, held by the Department of Health and Human Services, which covers the use of cannabinoids for treating a wide range of diseases.”

With great thanks to the fundraising power of individuals supporting Ben Swann’s Truth In Media Project, Swann’s episode is now sparking a large national discussion about the use of cannabis and the federal government’s deceptive behavior preventing access as well as government agencies punishing people like Shona Banda and her son for challenging government hypocrisy.

Video: 30 Days Left In Our Indiegogo Campaign

The second season of the Truth in Media Project will continue our work to investigate important stories untouched or ignored by national media. We are out to prove that Humanity > Politics

We have already raised over $25,000. Thank you! Please consider contributing towards season 2.

Rise with us: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/truth-in-media-project-season-2/x/6176862