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Demanufacturing Consent: Peter Van Buren on Iraq, ISIS, and the Ghost of Tom Joad


DC on BFP #45 | Peter Van Buren joins us to discuss his time in Iraq working f

Beard World Order: Episode 03 – Bilderberg and Secret Societies


BWO Podcast #3 | James Corbett, Guillermo Jimenez, and Dan Dicks take on secre

#Narconoia Updates Move to Twitter


Danny Benavides | A quick note about the #Narconoia Updates on Traces of Realit

 

 

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#Narconoia Updates Move to Twitter

Danny Benavides | A quick note about the #Narconoia Updates on Traces of Reality. You can now stay up-to-date with news from the US-Mexico borderlands by following me on Twitter @Narconoia. Expect daily links in your timeline to stories and analysis surrounding Mexico’s narcos and the drugwar police state developing at home.

Jack Blood Interviews Guillermo Jimenez on Deadline Live

Jack Blood Show | Guillermo Jimenez joins Jack Blood on his live radio show to discuss immigration, the US-Mexico border, the drug war, destabilization in Latin America, the militarization of local police in the United States, culture revolutions, music, art, and much more.

Reviving the Dead With DIY Forensics: Still Life (Vice Motherboard documentary)

Danny Benavides | There is something booming in Mexico besides the drug trade and the violence associated with it: Forensic science. This is an extremely fascinating mini-documentary from Vice’s “Motherboard” video-magazine which spotlights this very discipline and the crucial role that forensic science plays…

BFP Roundtable #8: Why Are Americans So Apathetic? (and What Can Be Done About it)

Boiling Frogs Post | The BFP Roundtable takes on the public apathy surrounding the illegal wars of aggression, the extrajudicial drone assassinations, the illegal warrantless wiretapping, and other outrages of our era. Why is the public so passive in the face of such abuses? And what can be done about it?

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“La Familia” Founder Carlos Rosales Mendoza Quietly Released from Prison

Danny Benavides | Carlos Rosales Mendoza, La Familia Michoacana founder and ally of Gulf Cartel druglord Osiel Cardenas Guillen, was recently released from prison in Mexico, with little press and seemingly little concern. The discharging of an old-school kingpin like Rosales Mendoza is a much bigger deal than the press would have many believe.

Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles in Caleta: In His Own Words

Danny Benavides | Video and English translation of the legitimate spokesperson of Michoacan’s Autodefensas, Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde speaking before a crowd gathered in Caleta de Campos — ground-zero for the Mexican government’s latest attempt to disrupt, co-opt, and disparage the self-defense movement.

Is the U.S. Helping Mexico Undermine Michoacan’s Vigilantes?

Danny Benavides | Allegations made by former Mexican General Jesus Jaime Garcia Miramontes suggesting a US plot to undermine Michoacan’s autodefensas were quickly dismissed by the press. However, what is more of a “national security” threat to the U.S. and Mexico: organized crime that can “play ball,” or an armed vigilante revolution?

Jack Blood Interviews Guillermo Jimenez on Deadline Live


Jack Blood Show | Guillermo Jimenez joins Jack Blood on his live radio show to

Demanufacturing Consent: Michael Maharrey on Nullifying Illegal Spying, Drug War, and the Police State


DC on BFP #44 | Michael Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center joins us to dis

Demanufacturing Consent: Lee Camp on Corporatism, Secrecy, and America’s Exceptional Apathy


DC on BFP #43 | Lee Camp joins us to talk about his new show on RT America cal

 

 

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TOR Radio: Immigration, Prohibition, and State-Sanctioned Murder

TOR Radio #102 | Guillermo Jimenez and Danny Benavides revisit the immigration debate and review other recent news stories involving state violence, including the cases of Eric Garner and Joseph Wood. Also, Danny breaks down the latest on narconoia and the drug-war madness along the southern US border.

TOR Radio: Imagined Lines Frame Immigration Crisis

TOR Radio #101 | Guillermo Jimenez and Danny Benavides take a look at the root causes of the escalating “humanitarian crisis” unfolding in Central America and along the US-Mexico border. Also, a first-hand account of how prohibitions on drugs and migration have negatively impacted the southern US border over the years.

Beard World Order: Episode 03 – Bilderberg and Secret Societies

BWO Podcast #3 | James Corbett, Guillermo Jimenez, and Dan Dicks take on secret societies and other gatherings of the world’s elite. Has the Bilderberg Group’s influence waned over the years? How has it adapted to the information age? What would secret societies look like in a free (stateless) society?

TOR Radio: Boston Bombing Revisited, Ibragim Todashev’s Killer Revealed

TOR Radio #100 | Russ Baker joins us to discuss recent developments in the case of Ibragim Todashev, shot and killed in his Florida home during an interrogation by police and FBI. The FBI agent who pulled the trigger on Todashev has been identified, and we break down it means within the larger questions surrounding the Boston Marathon Bombing.

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Demanufacturing Consent: The Snowden-ISIS Hoax

DC on BFP #48 | Tom Secker joins us to discuss the fake “news” story circulating around the web claiming former NSA contractor Edward Snowden released documents proving the CIA/MI6/Mossad are running ISIS. We explain the story’s origins, why it’s bogus, who may be behind it, and how alt media can avoid being misled in the future.

Demanufacturing Consent: Rebecca Gordon on Why Torture Still Matters

DC on BFP #47 | Rebecca Gordon, a philosophy teacher at the University of San Francisco and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, joins us to discuss why institutionalized torture remains relevant in the “post-Bush era” of the United States.

Demanufacturing Consent: Sheldon Richman on Open Borders and the Politics of Walls

DC on BFP #46 | Sheldon Richman joins us to explain why the US government has no moral authority to round up human beings, house them in “detention centers,” and ship them off to countries that in many cases the U.S. helped destroy. Also: the moral and economic arguments for open borders and freedom of movement.

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