RadioWHO: Rebecca Gordon on America’s Longest-Running War

April 10, 2015 in TOR Radio

RadioWHO #5 | Rebecca Gordon joins Guillermo to discuss her TomDispatch article: “Can You Say ‘Blowback’ in Spanish? The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico and the United States.” Given the money at stake, and the cyclical nature of “policy failures,” can this truly be called “blowback,” or is something more?

Demanufacturing Consent: Does Your Vote Really Matter?

April 7, 2015 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #65 | Sheldon Richman joins Guillermo to discuss the issue of voting. Is it a duty or a right? Should it be mandatory, as President Obama would like? Are there candidates out there worth voting for? And does any of it really matter, or do these good intentions actually serve to legitimize an inherently corrupt system?

Narconoia Podcast 1: Peña Nieto’s “Captured without a Shot Fired” Narco-Theater

March 26, 2015 in TOR Radio

Narconoia Podcast #1 | Peña Nieto’s “Captured Without a Shot Fired” Narco-Theater: As Mexico’s government proclaims that the country is “open for business,” courting investors, tourists, and foreign diplomats, narco-violence continues to escalate. What about all of those druglords they’ve caught?

Peña Nieto’s “Captured without a Shot Fired” Narco-Theater (YouTube Supplemental)

March 26, 2015 in TOR Blog

Narconoia Podcast #1 | Peña Nieto’s “Captured Without a Shot Fired” Narco-Theater: A gallery of YouTube videos depicting each of Mexico’s High-Value Target narcos performing their perp-walks for the mass media. Behold the Mexican druglord propaganda parade and sideshow.

Mexicoleaks: The Answer to Mexico’s Narco-Politics Nightmare?

March 23, 2015 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #64 | Danny Benavides joins us to discuss the launch of a new Wikileaks-style project in Mexico called “Mexicoleaks”: we go over the project’s goals, why its been introduced, who’s involved, their source of funding, and why we remain skeptical about the operation in the “post-Snowden” age.

Diego Quemada-Díez on the American Dream’s “Golden Cage”

February 13, 2015 in Preview, TOR Radio

RadioWHO #4 | Diego Quemada-Díez joins Guillermo to discuss his award-winning film “La Jaula De Oro,” coming to US audiences in the summer of 2015 on HBO as “The Golden Dream.” The film raises powerful and timely issues dealing with US immigration and drug policy, as well as political interventions in Latin America.

Cultural Warfare and Free Speech: A Roundtable Discussion

February 7, 2015 in Preview, TOR Blog

ClandesTime 47 | Tom Secker, Pearse Redmond, and Guillermo Jimenez discuss three recent examples of the crossover of popular culture and politics: the film The Interview, the attack on Charlie Hedbo magazine in Paris, and American Sniper. We talked about how the popular dialogue around these events has diluted and degraded…

Silk Road and the Trial for Internet Freedom

January 27, 2015 in DC on BFP, Preview

DC on BFP #63 | Derrick Broze joins Guillermo to discuss the federal trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged “Dread Pirate Roberts” and mastermind behind the Silk Road marketplace on the Deep Web. We also touch on the philosophy of the Silk Road, why Ross Ulbricht deserves to be freed, and what this case means for the future of internet freedom.

Sony Hack and the Rise of Digital False Flags

December 24, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #62 | Tom Secker joins us to discuss the various theories circulating around the Sony hack, who may have ultimately been responsible, and why North Korea is the least likely of culprits. We also explain what the US government has to gain from pinning the attack on the North Koreans, despite their flimsy evidence.

American Psychological Association Complicit in CIA Torture

December 18, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #61 | Dr. Roy Eidelson joins us to explain the role of psychologists, and the complicity of the American Psychological Association, in CIA torture. We discuss the “architect” of the CIA’s torture program, James Mitchell, the theory of “learned helplessness,” and the role of the media and pop culture in the normalization of torture.