Alex Fidel is a 22 year old independent journalist & new media entrepreneur, coming from a musical background. He founded the Freethought Media Network in 2010 as Freethought Radio, to give voice to news & music ignored by the establishment. He was covering President Obama continuing & expanding George Bush's war crimes & civil liberties erosions while the mainstream lauded him as a liberal. Alex also interviewed some of his personal heroes as a radio rookie, such as hemp activist Rick Simpson, Gov. Gary Johnson, Cindy Sheehan, Howard Kaylan (Turtles/Zappa), Malalai Joya, Christina Tobin, and Richard Christy (Howard Stern). Alex continues to take on the two party establishment, in addition to exposing war crimes, corporatism, and breaking the silence on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He is a volunteer with Free & Equal and the Jack Herer hemp initiative 2014. He is also a grassroots activist and is a candidate for mayor of Encinitas, CA in 2014, as a non-partisan independent seeking alternative party unity endorsements, on a platform of smashing the banking system at a local level and smashing the state.