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Nolan, Nicholas and Desiree take a look at the state of Hip-Hop music in 2017. with guests Shaida Akbarian and Grand Skeme.
Later in the program, a roundtable critique of recent topics in corporate media, followed by updates on Project Censored stories with Alicia Huartado.
 
Shaida Akbarian is a lecturer in Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.
Grand Skeme is a Hip-Hop recording artist based in San Jose.
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In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, "Ike's Dystopian Dream," 
where he examines the many ways that President Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex has proven correct. For the second half of the program, Mickey and Peter survey some of the other chapters of Censored 2017, particularly Peter's chapter, "Selling Empire, War and Capitalism," a look at the advertising / public relations industry, and how its influence extends far beyond peddling consumer products.
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Authors Peter Dale Scott and David Talbot join Mickey for a discussion of the now-popular phrase "deep state," and its implications.
They also share their thoughts on the best way forward for the left in the Trump era.
Peter Dale Scott is a retired diplomat and a prolific author on politics and history; among his books are "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK,"
and "Drugs, Oil and War." David Talbot is the founder of Salon.com, and now a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle; his most recent book
is "The Devil's Chessboard." 
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour looking at "The Coming War On China," the latest film from 
the prolific documentarian John Pilger. The film looks at the untold history of U.S.-China relations, 
the Pacific military buildup by both countries, and life in China today.  The first half of this week's show 
presents audio excerpts from the film, then in the second half, John Pilger joins the program for an interview. 
 
Notes:
 
Guest's web site:
www.johnpilger.com
 
Books mentioned on this program:
The China Mirage (James Bradley)
Base Nation (David Vine)
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The program opens  with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino (the program was recorded that day). A summary of recent underreported stories follows, then Caitlin Remmel speaks  about Brand New Congress, a campaign intended to field  citizen-responsive candidates in every House district in 2018.  Next, the legendary organizer Charlotte Hill O'Neill ("Mama C") joins the program, and speaks about her work,  from her Black Panther days to the present. Finally, we hear an excerpt from next week's program,  with  author Alexander Reed Ross speaking about his new book "Resisting the Fascist Creep." 
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The program opens  with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino 
(the program was recorded that day). A summary of recent underreported stories follows, then Caitlin Remmel speaks 
about Brand New Congress, a campaign intended to field  citizen-responsive candidates in every House district in 2018. 
Next, the legendary organizer Charlotte Hill O'Neill ("Mama C") joins the program, and speaks about her work, 
from her Black Panther days to the present. Finally, we hear an excerpt from next week's program, 
with  author Alexander Reed Ross speaking about his new book "Resisting the Fascist Creep." 
 
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Three veteran journalists and media critics share their thoughts about the state of the "free" press in 2017; 
among the topics they address are the election-hacking allegations against Russia, President Trump's attacks 
on the press, the "fake news" label, and the close ties between "new media" and the military/security branches 
of government.
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Recently, University of California Berkeley officials cancelled a planned speech by right-wing writer 
Milo Yiannopoulos following vigorous protests, prompting President Trump to suggest withdrawing 
federal funds from the campus. In light of Trump's connections to the ultra-right, what will be 
the nature of political protest in the Trump years? Author and columnist David Talbot examines this issue. 
Then Arif Humayun summarizes the principles of Islam, and explains why the advocacy of terror 
has no basis in authentic Islamic doctrine. 
 
David Talbot has authored books on US political history, and writes a column at the San Francisco Chronicle. 
Arif Humayan is a cofounder of the multifaith organization Circle of Peace.
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Guest co-hosts Nolan Higdon and Desiree McSwain, and senior correspondent Michael Levitin, 
open the program with a discussion about several recent under-reported stories. Then the talk turns to "fake news," 
as Chase Palmieri and Jared Fesler explain their web site -- Tribeworthy.com -- where readers can collectively evaluate 
the validity of news stories. Finally, Quinton Sankofa of Movement Generation explains the connections between 
environmental concerns and racial justice. 
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Recorded on Inauguration Day, this edition includes interviews with three organizers 
of opposition or resistance to the new Trump regime. Also on the program, the hosts 
discuss recent important stories not reported -- or misreported -- by corporate media. 
 
Nolan Higdon and Desiree McSwain are guest co-hosts on this week's program; they're joined by 
senior correspondent Michael Levitin. Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips will return in two weeks.
 
Web site mentioned on the program:
www.indivisibleguide.com 
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