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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents John W. Whitehead On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and the founder and president of the Rutherford Institute.
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.
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...
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 #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."
In the following on from the last episode I had a casual late night chat with Guillermo Jimenez of De-Manufacturing Consent. We picked up on some of the ideas and comments on the previous episode and fleshed them out, talking about our own experiences of trying to maintain sanity while investigating the insane. The core topics in this conversation are the importance of skepticism, intuition and having a sense of humor. Listen to the Preview Clip Here
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.
In this introductory episode Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez and Pearse Redmond introduce the new BFP Roundtable Season and discuss new ideas and possibilities for coming shows. From there the panel quickly moves on to its first topic: Senator Graham’s so-called smoking gun (The infamous redacted 28-pages), the possible reasons for and timing of this old pickled issue’s circulation, in conjunction with the Saudi Arabia-Yemen angle and connections.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Derrick Broze
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.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Tom Secker
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 #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.
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...
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.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Dr. Roy Eidelson
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 #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.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Aaron Cantú On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by independent writer, analyst, and researcher Aaron Cantu. Aaron details the case of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo choked to death last July. The incident was caught on camera, and yet a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo and bring the case to trial.
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.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Douglas Valentine
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...
Guillermo Jimenez | Over a month has passed since the forced disappearance of the normalistas (student teachers) of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, and still 43 remain missing. On September 26, members of the Iguala municipal police and the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel ambushed the caravan of students...
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Phillip Smith
DC on BFP #57 | Andalusia Knoll joins us to discuss the suspected massacre of students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. We clear up the misinformation in the US media, explain these students were targeted, and explore how this fits into the bigger picture of Mexico's US-led drug war.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Andalusia Knoll
DC on BFP #56 | Shahid Buttar explains why the greatest threats to liberty in the United States are not foreign, but domestic and found within our own government, and why the NSA could be said to have found a "political ally" in the Islamic State. Also: potential solutions, reactions from Ferguson, racial profiling, and much more.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Shahid Buttar On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Shahid Buttar, a writer, poet, musician, and executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.
DC on BFP #55 | Abby Hall joins us this week to discuss her article "Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control." We discuss the "boomerang effect" and how war and the expansion of the American empire have given rise to the police and surveillance state in the United States.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Abigail Hall
DC on BFP #54 | Doug Owen joins us this week to discuss the latest round of US military aggression in Iraq, why the "war fatigued" American public appear to be largely in favor of the attack, and what it has to do with September 11, 2001. We also talk about the importance of the ongoing 28 Pages campaign, and much more.
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Doug Owen
DC on BFP #53 | On September 10, 2014, Barack Obama became the fourth consecutive US President to announce the bombing of the country of Iraq. Whether it's a conservative former head of the CIA, a freewheeling, smoothing talking womanizer from Arkansas, a bumbling Bonesman with a fake Texas accent...