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.

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.”

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?

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 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 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

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.