De-Manufacturing Consent-Message to DC: Stop Watching Us, We Are Not the Enemy

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Kelly Vlahos

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Washington, DC based freelance journalist, Kelley Vlahos. Guillermo and Kelley discuss the Stop Watching Us rally held in DC over the weekend in protest of the NSA's domestic surveillance program and the "strange bedfellows" that gathered together for a common cause. We also revisit the case of Miriam Carey, a "post-9/11 harbinger," who was killed by police just a few short weeks ago in the ultra-paranoid city of Washington, DC. We discuss the media's failures in reporting this story, why it remains relevant and should not be brushed aside as "old news," and the lessons that can be learned from this tragic event.

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  1. CuChulainn says:

    why do you suppose that we are not the enemy?

  2. contextofnocontext says:

    minor criticism: it would have been interesting and perhaps fruitful to challenge Vlahos a bit regarding Sibel’s criticism of the AntiWar.com folks, especially considering the only other time Vlahos’s name has been mentioned on this particular site is when she was taken to task for writing a naive and silly article on the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), the group that gave Obama a transparency award in secret.

  3. Thanks for pointing that out, contextofnocontext.

    Here’s Dennis!

  4. Liberty is a PUBLIC interest!!!

  5. The last three podcasts alone must have repeated the phrase ‘ since 911’ or ‘because of 911’ six hundred times. Maybe even more. It feels like a thousand lashes of the whip.
    Torture of someone’s son. common daily brutalities running like water. The killing of an unarmed woman in her car. Cops killing a man over one hundred years old in his house. Possibly because he ‘looked’ at some bull all hyped on ‘911’ charging into it with a gun the wrong way. Who knows the details. We sure never will, but ‘because of 911’, this quantum shift in the behavior of human has taken place and is being sanctioned by a dead press and a bought and sold judiciary ON THE BACK of 911 .
    My beef is, that with so much going on so obviously empowered by 911 atrocity, why aren’t more of our intellectual elites and talk pundits investigating the crap out of it ? Why don’t they understand the NEED!! And what does it mean that they aren’t? If it is recognized as such a fulcrum moment in time space behaviour continuum, why do the conversations never centre on it?? passed by as something already decided? When it plainly is NOT. If you think about it a moment, whatever level you want, a society living under the shadow of a lie as big as 911 is going to exhibit more and more bizarre behavior. Its natural! It’s a spiritual thaing. Beyond thought. We feel the injustice.we are agitated by INJUSTICE. This is what is happening. The cops own the power to beat us back, one way or another ceded to them by those 911 conspirators, Who retire to play golf, write books, get to talk about their ugly fckin hearts on prime TIME…own or partake in security franchises and run the giant weapons combines.

    until that gets sorted, IT JUST GETS WORSE.

  6. Right on again, remo.

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