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Traces of Reality - 2014-03-21 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | This week, advances against Caballeros Templarios leadership have been soured by infighting among vigilante groups in Michoacan; autodefensa leader has been jailed on questionable allegations of double murder; plus news surrounding border corruption, political intrigue and...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-19 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Three years of hell on earth in Syria produces a diffuse Al Qaeda franchising across the landscape, with no end to the bloodshed in sight; terror strikes across Africa as reminders of the consequences of full-spectrum interventionism; plus news from jihadis at Russia's...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-18 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #94 | Ben Swann, founder of Truth in Media, joins us to discuss the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference, the Newsweek debacle regarding Satoshi Nakamoto, misconceptions of capitalism, what it means to be an "individualist," and much, much more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-18 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #32 | Russ Baker joins us to discuss the unraveling of the official narrative of the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the "central and mysterious" character of "Danny," the alleged carjacking victim. Also, the importance of asking unpopular questions, and fighting the "noise" created by...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | Technology as the solution to surveillance, along with the faith in the inherent “goodness” of the national security apparatus — an opinion Snowden explicitly makes clear by expressing “spying must continue” — is not only contradictory, but also profoundly disturbing.

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-14 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | After weeks of steady advances, Michoacan's autodefensas continue to dismantle the Caballeros Templarios and the cartel's founder, but infighting threatens to rupture the self-defense forces as accusations are flung; assorted headlines about El Chapo and El Mayo; Zetas,...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-12 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #31 | Daniel McAdams joins us to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, including relevant history the MSM conveniently forgets. Also, the role of USAID, NED, and CIA in "color revolutions" around the world, cold war propaganda, information wars, and much more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-12 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Temporary truces, continued infighting, and foreign combatants among rebel factions; Chemical weapons fears resurface along Syria-Jordan border; Splintering alliances among "F(r)iends of Syria"; America's hyperinterventionism elsewhere this week

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-09 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #93 | Kevin Gallagher joins us to discuss the latest on Barrett Brown's case, the decision by the US Attorney to drop the "linking" charges, why journalists should still care, and what to expect moving forward. Also, Gavin Orsay, House of Cards, and raising Barrett's profile.

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-07 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | Since the arrest of El Chapo on February 22, the facts of the operation and the lead-up to the bust have come into better focus. Update includes: Chapo Continues to Make Headlines, News from the Constitution-Free Zone, and Madness in Michoacan

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-06 - Original post - cached version

BWO Podcast #1 | Or is it Episode 03? Tom Secker, James Corbett, and Guillermo Jimenez are back, better, and more bearded than ever. One today's show we "uncork the bottle of conspiracy" and discuss what Tom refers to as "nihilism within the truth movement."

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Boiling Frogs Post | From the official story of 9/11 to the drug war narrative to Omidyar’s hope and change, people allow themselves to believe the most transparent lies and propaganda. But why? On this edition of the BFP roundtable, James Corbett, Guillermo Jimenez and Sibel Edmonds...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | In the theater of the absurd that is the War on Drugs, the rational gives way to the irrational — the logical to the illogical. We observe the narcotics supply-chain of individuals and the law enforcement apparatus, both trapped in seemingly hopeless situations...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-04 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Peter Dale Scott primers; rebel chaos spreads in Syria and the Levant; more terror strikes in Asia and Africa; and deep state terror intrigue: 9/11, Deep State Violence and the Hope of Internet Politics, Zawahri still a dark force in global jihad, FBI Had Direct Link to Bin...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | I caught an interesting link in my Twitter feed yesterday that I wanted to share on this blog and ruminate upon. Those of you that are reading this may already be familiar with some of the subjects Guillermo and I have discussed on previous TOR radio shows and podcasts...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-27 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | Introducing the #Narconoia and #Terrornoia update. This first post includes some background about Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel; squabbling within Michoacan's autodefensas; Gulf Cartel arrests; and analyses of the consequences of Chapo's capture.

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-27 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | "I left in love, in laughter and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit." - Bill Hicks. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the passing of Bill Hicks, take a moment (or several of them) to enjoy some of this brilliant comic's finest work...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-27 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #30 | Danny Benavides joins us to discuss the capture of Sinaloa Cartel leader and "Public Enemy No. 1," Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, and go over his latest article, "Mexico’s Bin Laden: The Capture of Chapo Guzman Provides Illusory Victory in the Narcowar."

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | The End of an Era has been declared, loudly proclaimed in headlines throughout the world. Chicago's "Most Wanted," the "No. 1 drug kingpin" finally (re)captured in his own backyard. Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (alias "El Chapo"), the world's most notorious druglord...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-25 - Original post - cached version

SLHS Podcast #154 | Guillermo Jimenez of Traces of Reality makes a return appearance to Smells Like Human Spirit to discuss the importance of critical thinking, his contention that the War on Drugs has been an utter and complete fraud, and to share his take on ‘Breaking Bad.’

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-22 - Original post - cached version

Trans Resister Radio #79 | Guillermo Jimenez of Traces of Reality shares some of his experiences producing independent media, and gives us his thoughts on the subject in general. How important is it to avoid the sensationalism of mainstream media? Go beyond the hype to get to the truth.

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-20 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | In yet another case of "death by Border Patrol," an unnamed agent stationed along the San Diego-Tijuana border shot and killed an undocumented immigrant last Tuesday, February 18. Once again, in common fashion, agents claim the victim "threw a rock."

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-18 - Original post - cached version

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...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-18 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #29 | Kevin Gosztola joins us this week to discuss the case of the NATO 3 and what it tells us about the current state of "free speech" in the United States. Also, the issue of suspicionless surveillance and how local police play a larger role in the "panopticon" than you might think...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-14 - Original post - cached version

ClandesTime #18 | Guillermo Jimenez joins Tom Secker, host of ClandesTime, to discuss his progression through alt media. We talk about getting started in media, the time spent as a live radio host on RBN, the problems with network radio, podcasting, the future of media, and advice for budding...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-13 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #92 | Lucy Steigerwald, blogger and VICE columnist, joins us to discuss why heroin (and all other drugs) should be legal and why politicians can "stop pretending to hate weed." Ted Cruz fanboys and conservatives who are anti gun prohibition AND pro drug prohibition: you're on notice...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-11 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #28 | Peter Christ, co-founder of LEAP, joins us to discuss the heroin overdose of Philip Seymour Hoffman, how similar deaths could be prevented, the shifting political and cultural landscape with regard to marijuana, and why the conversation must extend to "all consensual adult...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-11 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #91 | Joy Camp co-creators, Kevin Kostelnik and Benny Wills, join us to discuss the motivation to speak truth through comedy and our various personal influences, both within comedy and the "alternative media." Highlights include Bill Hicks, Stanley Kubrick, the moon landing, and so...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-07 - Original post - cached version

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...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-05 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #90 | John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute joins us to discuss the President's State of the Union Address, proposed NSA reforms, the faulty comparison between Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty to the NSA's spy game, and the potential for solutions to be found within the courts...

Traces of Reality - 2014-02-03 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #27 | Ioan Grillo, author of El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency, joins us to discuss the violence in Michoacan and the rise of "autodefensas" (civilian self-defense groups). Also, "narco culture," media and the risk of sensationalism, marijuana legalization, and the drug...

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Traces of Reality | Guillermo Jimenez joins Joyce Riley on The Power Hour to discuss the "constitution-free zone" and the expansion of internal checkpoints throughout the country. We discuss the ways activists are fighting back, the importance of educating the public and how to resist these...

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-29 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #89 | Tom Secker, James Corbett, and Guillermo Jimenez connect for round two of a still untitled supercast and roundtable discussion. In this episode we focus on Edward Snowden. Whistleblower? Hero? FSB double-agent? CIA triple-agent? Just who the f*ck is this guy? Seriously. Sort of...

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Traces of Reality | Guillermo Jimenez joins Jeff Crouere on WGSO Ringside Politics to discuss matters related to the surveillance state: "border exemption" searches by DHS, the NSA and Obama's "reforms," Edward Snowden, the handling of the documents, and a whole lot more including questions...

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-27 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #26 | Douglas Valentine joins us to discuss the NSA/CIA connection, tactical vs. strategic intelligence, and "black propaganda" within media serving to legitimize agencies like the CIA and NSA. Also, do the Edward Snowden leaks meet the definition of a "limited hangout"?

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-24 - Original post - cached version

Boiling Frogs Post | On this audio-only edition of the BFP roundtable the BoilingFrogsPost.com crew tackle the issue of political labels. Liberal. Conservative. Progressive. Libertarian. What do these labels really mean, and how useful are they in coming to an understanding about our world?

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-24 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #88 | Jason Bermas joins us this week for a nearly 2 hour conversation on a multitude of topics. We discuss the Save Long Island Forum held last week, activism, politics, anarchy, net neutrality, the war on drugs, presidential puppetry, and a whole lot more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-21 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #25 | Peter Ludlow joins us to discuss the legacy of Aaron Swartz, as both an internet pioneer and vocal activist, one year after an overzealous prosecution led to his suicide. Also, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, SOPA 2.0, the TPP, Net Neutrality, Verizon v. FCC, and much more

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-21 - Original post - cached version

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.

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-13 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #24 | Stanley Cohen discusses the PayPal 14, who they are, what they did, why they did it, and the shameful actions of eBay and Pierre Omidyar throughout the ordeal. Also, thoughts on the new "hip Rupert Murdoch," the rise of the "billionaire independent media," and much more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Boiling Frogs Post | Alternative to what and independent of whom? These are the questions that are seldom asked of the pseudo-alternative, foundation-funded and establishment-dependent “alternative” media. Today on the BFP Roundtable, Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins, Guillermo Jimenez and James...

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-12 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #87 | Larry Pinkney joins us to discuss the prison release of the "people's lawyer," Lynne Stewart, and why it serves as a reminder of the collective power of the people. Also, the truth about COINTELPRO, how it persists in 2014 and how it never really went away.

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-07 - Original post - cached version

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...

Traces of Reality - 2014-01-06 - Original post - cached version

The Stateless Man | Guillermo Jimenez appears on The Stateless Man with Fergus Hodgson to discuss "The Big Lie: Narco-Terrorist Boogeymen and Our Government Saviors." Who are the real "drug lords" in the global trade? What would happen if marijuana were legalized?

Traces of Reality - 2013-12-25 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #23 | Shahid Buttar joins us to explore how the FBI, CIA, CBP, local state agencies and police departments have been spying domestically and laying the groundwork for the "panopticon" for decades - and ways to counter Big Brother through activism, community outreach, media, music, and...

Traces of Reality - 2013-12-24 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #86 | Danny Benavides and Guillermo Jimenez discuss Narco Culture, present-day "drug war" Mexico and "civil war" Syria, the latest arrests associated with "Silk Road 2.0," developments in ongoing NSA shenanigans, independence in media, and the cost of being a "legitimate journalist...

Traces of Reality - 2013-12-20 - Original post - cached version

Boiling Frogs Post | In the second edition of the BFP Roundtable, Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez, and James Corbett discuss the controversy surrounding Edmonds' latest series of articles on the Greenwald/Omidyar/PayPal/NSA connection.

Traces of Reality - 2013-12-17 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #22 | Vivien Lesnik Weisman joins us to discuss her upcoming documentary film, The Hacker Wars. We review Jeremy Hammond's path from Chicago-based activist to enemy of the state and political prisoner, revelations of the Stratfor hack, infiltration of hacktivist groups, Anonymous, and...

Traces of Reality - 2013-12-14 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #85 | Tom Secker, James Corbett, and Guillermo Jimenez connect for the first of a (potential) series of "roundtable" discussions and future (yet to be named) supercast. Topics: Sibel Edmonds, Glenn Greenwald, Amazon drones, Anonymous, social media, video games, and more.

Traces of Reality - 2013-12-12 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | The pretext for the enforcement of these laws, for the continued militarization of the border and local police, for the expansion of internal checkpoints and further sacrifices of personal liberty is, and has been for decades, the threat of drugs and those who traffic in...

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