TOR Radio: Sibel Edmonds and Pearse Redmond on NEWSBUD

February 6, 2016 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #107 | Sibel Edmonds, Pearse Redmond, and Guillermo Jimenez discuss the forthcoming, 100-percent reader-supported, media venture Newsbud. Also: the curious case of Michael Scheuer and his marriage to the CIA’s “Queen of Torture” Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, and why it matters.

‘Making a Murderer’ Exposes the Crushing Power of the State

January 26, 2016 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | How easy would it be for the state to convict you of a crime that you did not commit? How much can an innocent man withstand when faced with the full, soul-crushing might of the US criminal-justice system? These are the lingering questions that will echo in viewers’ minds after watching Netflix’s new documentary series…

Civil Libertarians Are in Love with Big Brother’s Body Cameras

December 18, 2015 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Call me a cynic, but it seems like the wool has been pulled over our eyes. Following a rash of police-brutality cases in recent years, civil libertarians across the country — and around the world, even — are now nearly in lockstep behind the idea of body cameras as a means to curb the use of excessive force.

When Guns and Farts Collide in Texas

December 18, 2015 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | In a way, you’ve got to hand it to them: what progressives lack in principles, they certainly make up for in creativity. On Saturday, December 12, pro-gun activists in Austin, Texas, collided with a group of “mass farting” counter protesters. According to the San Antonio Express-News, gun enthusiasts organized a…

South Dakota: Home of the Most Draconian Marijuana Laws in the US

December 18, 2015 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | In South Dakota, it’s not just illegal to ingest or possess marijuana, it’s also illegal to have ingested it elsewhere — legally — even if weeks earlier. Welcome to the land of “Weird Laws that Make No Sense,” where South Dakota lawmakers are apparently running a masters course in absurdity.

The Militarization of American Public Schools

September 24, 2015 in DC on BFP, Preview

DC on BFP #67 | John Whitehead joins Guillermo to discuss how zero-tolerance policies in public schools have criminalized an entire generation of young students, and trained them how to live in a police state. We also touch on the case of Ahmed Mohamed, and explain how his story has been largely misrepresented in the media.

RadioWHO: El Chapo Escape “Conspiracy Theories”

July 24, 2015 in Preview, TOR Radio

RadioWHO #7 | “If you think you know what’s going on in Mexico, you’re misinformed.” With questions mounting over the prison escape of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and the Mexican government’s credibility at an all-time low, speculative theories have flooded the internet, from the believable to the … not so much.

Arizonans Stage Sit-In to Halt Inland Immigration Checkpoints

June 3, 2015 in News, Preview

Guillermo Jimenez | Arivaca’s had enough, and residents of this rural Arizona border town are letting the US Department of Homeland Security know that their inland immigration checkpoint has got to go. Some 100 concerned citizens and like-minded supporters descended upon the Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road…

Demanufacturing Consent: ISIS in Texas?

May 20, 2015 in DC on BFP, Preview 2

DC on BFP #66 | Tom Secker joins Guillermo to discuss the shooting in Garland, Texas allegedly carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS): the questionable circumstances, heightened security, FBI foreknowledge and years-long surveillance of one of the alleged shooters, and the potential for it to have been a “Gladio-style” false flag event.

RadioWHO: Shawn Carrie on Baltimore’s Civil Unrest and the Violation of Civil Liberties

May 18, 2015 in Preview 2, TOR Radio

RadioWHO #6 | Shawn Carrie, a journalist based in New York, shares his story of covering the Baltimore riots and being shot in the head by a police pepperball and then arrested and held without charge. Carrie recounts how Baltimore police were quick to remind him that under a State of Emergency your rights “go out the window.”