BFP Roundtable: 28 Pages, The 9/11 “Smoking Gun”?

May 6, 2015 in TOR Blog

Boiling Frogs Post | In this introductory episode: Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez, and Pearse Redmond introduce the new BFP Roundtable Season, discuss new ideas and possibilities for coming shows, and debate the so-called 9/11 smoking gun: the infamous redacted 28-page Saudi memo.

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

March 26, 2015 in Preview 2, 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.

Cultural Warfare and Free Speech: A Roundtable Discussion

February 7, 2015 in 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…

Reorganizing Mexico’s Narco Chessboard

December 16, 2014 in 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 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.

BFP Roundtable #9: Selling the “ISIS” Brand

November 3, 2014 in TOR Blog

Boiling Frogs Post | On this edition of the BFP Roundtable the panel gets into a lively discussion on the marketing of the “ISIS” brand of “Islamic Terror.” But if the terror boogeyman is the product, then who’s the customer and who are they buying from? Join Peter, Sibel, Guillermo and James for an uncensored conversation on terror, black ops…

They Live, We Sleep: Corbett and Jimenez on John Carpenter’s 1988 Classic

August 19, 2014 in TOR Blog

FLNWO #18 | James Corbett talks to Guillermo Jimenez about “They Live,” John Carpenter’s surprisingly prescient 1988 film about a society hypnotized and controlled by an alien species that cannot be seen directly. We discuss the film as a metaphor for the modern day “truth movement.”

#Narconoia Updates Move to Twitter

July 5, 2014 in TOR Blog

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

July 3, 2014 in TOR Blog

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)

June 13, 2014 in TOR Blog

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…