February 18, 2014 in News
Guillermo Jimenez | In Mexico, for example, much of the truth has been lost in the crossfire of the drug war, along with the lives of many of those who attempt to report it. According to the nonprofit organization Reporters Without Borders, no fewer than 88 journalists were killed in Mexico from…
February 6, 2014 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | The phenomenon known as “narco cultura” (gangster culture) is one that, although recognized and studied for several decades, has seen gains in popularity and interest in recent years. The escalation of the drug war in Mexico and its consequent violence have given rise…
January 21, 2014 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | Almost 20 years after Gary Webb’s Dark Alliance series was published, the drug war rages on, and new evidence continues to surface affirming an ongoing role for sections of the US government in the management of the drug trade through covert action.
January 7, 2014 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | When it comes to suspicionless snooping and collection of our electronic data, the NSA is far from the only federal agency with their prying eyes in the game. Perhaps the most under-reported and least understood of these agencies is Customs and Border Protection, and the staggering authority…
November 13, 2013 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | If not for the badge that designates the aggressors as duly authorized actors of the state, and therefore immune to the rules that you and I live by, this act of physical violence would be considered nothing less than first-degree rape.
October 1, 2013 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | A journey through a “rights free” zone is, on its face, ripe for abuse. Particularly within the last few years, the “border search exemption” has become a convenient tool for government officials to target those whom they consider to be a threat to the national security state.
September 17, 2013 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | As more internal checkpoints spring up within the CFZ in places like California, Arizona, Texas, and even the northern states of New York and Maine, a public wary of the encroaching police and surveillance state has taken notice, and not everyone is going along with it.