Silk Road and the Trial for Internet Freedom

January 27, 2015 in DC on BFP

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

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

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.

RadioWHO Podcast: CIA Crack Kingpin Freeway Rick Ross

December 17, 2014 in TOR Radio

RadioWHO #3 | “Freeway” Rick Ross joins Guillermo Jimenez on the RadioWHO podcast to discuss life before, during, and after the CIA drug game. Rick talks openly about growing up in poverty, struggles with illiteracy, and what led him down the path to become a $3 million-a-day Los Angeles crack dealer with hidden CIA support.

Video Didn’t Save Eric Garner, Body Cameras Won’t Save You

December 16, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Daniel Pantaleo choked a man to death on camera. He wrapped his arm around his victim’s neck and squeezed until the life escaped his body. The victim was, of course, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black father of six, whose final words, “I can’t breathe,” have become a rallying cry for social justice…

Reorganizing Mexico’s Narco Chessboard

December 16, 2014 in Preview, TOR Blog

PPR Episode 32 | Pearse Redmond, host of Porkins Policy Radio, interviews TOR’s Danny Benavides on the mass disappearance in Iguala, narco-cartel reorganization and the prospect for a “Mexican Spring.” The conversation begins with Danny explaining what actually transpired last September near the city of Iguala…

After Aytozinapa, Is Mexico on the Verge of Revolution?

December 16, 2014 in Preview, TOR Blog

Reality Bytes Radio | Neil Foster, host of Reality Bytes Radio, talks to Traces of Reality’s Guillermo Jimenez and Danny Benavides about Mexico’s narco state, the forced disappearance of the normalistas from the Ayotzinapa school in Guerrero, the wave of civil unrest and what may lie ahead for the troubled nation.

The State Kills with Impunity in the Land of the Free

December 8, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview

DC on BFP #60 | Aaron Cantú details the case of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo choked to death last July; the failings of the grand jury system in both the Garner case and Michael Brown in Ferguson; and why police are the “most violent parts of white supremacy distilled down to human form.”

RadioWHO Podcast: Hollywood’s Most Unique Agent

December 8, 2014 in Preview 2, TOR Radio

RadioWHO #2 | Paul Alan Smith joins us to discuss why he left a lucrative job at one of Hollywood’s most influential agencies to found his own company, and shares his perspectives on the way Hollywood shapes American culture, the media’s role in “democracy,” and the establishment’s last word on Hollywood productions.

“The CIA Has Become the Phoenix”

November 25, 2014 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #59 | Douglas Valentine, CIA expert and author of The Phoenix Program, joins us to discuss the “sweeping organizational changes” proposed for the agency, how its counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics have invaded nearly every law enforcement department in the country, including local police.