De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez: Episode 1- Drones Don’t Kill People, Governments Do

“A Brief History of COINTELPRO and “Targeted Killings” in the United States” with Larry Pinkney

On this first edition of De-manufacturing Consent, Guillermo welcomes former political prisoner, activist, writer, and veteran of the original Black Panther Party, Larry Pinkney, to the program.  Guillermo and Larry, himself a victim of the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, discuss the origins of COINTELPRO and the program’s role in attempts to infiltrate, defame, discredit and even coordinate and execute murders and assassinations—or “extrajudicial targeted killings” in today’s language. We provide concrete examples and touch on specific cases, such as Fred Hampton, Mumia Abu Jamal, the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia in 1985, and much, much more.

*This first episode of De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez will be available to all. Our coming weekly episodes will be available to BFP subscribers every Thursday.


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  1. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    I must disagree with the title of this episode. A government is incapable of action, it is an abstraction. Only people can bring action to government. Governments cannot kill anyone, only people can kill with drones. The title should read Drones Don’t Kill People, People Do.

  2. That was one hell of a kick-off episode! Thank you, Mr. Pinkney and well done, Mr. Jimenez. Welcome to BFP – POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

  3. Guillermo,
    I’ve been raging at the “Establishment”(also known as “the Man”, “the Machine”, corporate-state, Fascism, etc..)since 1964.I saw wounded US soldiers in a military hospital in the Philippines in late 1963 who had been in heavy fire fights in Vietnam. I sensed the horror coming(a lie called The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in Aug. 1964 “officially” started the war, but the 1st American to die in battle was 1956).
    I can feel Larry Pinkney’s rage at the deep state of apathy in our country. It also existed in the 60s and 70s. It was good to hear Larry. I’ve been listening to Mumia Abu Jamal periodically for at least 20 yrs. I consider him to be perhaps the most powerful speaker regarding the MATRIX in which we are embedded. Malcolm X had a similar power, but Mumia is brilliant!
    I think it wise of you to choose Larry and I hope you can find more people who marched, demonstrated, had seminars, sit-ins, etc. in the 60s. Personally, I had a sense once upon a time what a critical mass of anti-war, anti-establishment people felt like.
    Try and wrap your brain around 20 million bomb craters left in ‘Nam, Laos, and Cambodia! Google that number. Keep in there brother!!

  4. Great first episode. I learned a number of things.

    I hope you find your own niche and complement the others.

    Keep it up!

  5. avatar metrobusman says:

    Great interview, thx.

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