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In this week's program, we hear a speech given in March by Mickey Huff as part of the annual Social Justice Week lecture series 
at Sonoma State University in northern California. Mickey's topic was "Fake News and the Truth Emergency." In his speech, he took note of 
the deep historical roots of the idea of 'fake news,' but also warned that new media technologies threaten to make it harder and harder 
to distinguish truth from fabrication. 
As well as hosting the Project Censored Show, Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored, and a faculty member in the History department 
at Diablo Valley College in Contra Costa County, California. 
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On this week's program, we hear a recent speech by the legedary political activist and consumer-rights advocate 
Ralph Nader. Nader outlines some of the most critical problems facing Americans " including exorbitant military spending, 
out-of-control corporations, and thousands of annual deaths in the workplace, or from lack of health care coverage. 
But then he names some individuals who've made a difference in recent U.S. history, explains what students 
can accomplish on campus, and how voters can hold legislators accountable. Nader spoke on March 5 at 
Sonoma State University in northern California, as part of the campus's annual Social Justice Week Lecture Series.


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Web sites mentioned on this program:
www.nader.org 

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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 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."  
 
This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored program of March 13, 2017

Notes: 

Web sites mentioned on this program:
www.peterdalescott.net 
www.whowhatwhy.com
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What is 'radical sociology'? Why is it important for scholars, and for activists? Michael Sukhov and Peter Phillips explore these questions, 
and more, with three social scientists: Michael Thompson, Frances Fox Piven, and William Robinson. 
 
Michael Thompson teaches in the Political Science Department at William Paterson University in New Jersey. 
Frances Fox Piven is Professor Emerita at the City University of New York, and is internationally known 
for her writings on poverty and welfare. William Robinson teaches Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 
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Jamie de Silva and Daniel MacGuire, writers for the Pioneer newspaper, are the guests; 
they take part in a discussion about youth journalism and the Me Too movement. 
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For the first half of the show, Mickey's guests are Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib, co-authors of the new book Verax ('truth-teller'). A nonfiction graphic 'novel,' Verax examines the US electronic-surveillance programs, and the whistleblowers who exposed them.

Then, in the wake of the latest sexual-harassment scandals in Hollywood, media scholar Julie Frechette joins the show for a discussion of the #MeToo campaign, and how corporate media portrays issues of sexual harassment and violence, within and beyond the entertainment industry.


Notes:
 
This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored Show of November 6, 2017.

Pratap Chatterjee is Executive Director of Corp Watch, and a veteran investigative journalist; 
his books include Halliburton's Army and Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation. 
Khalil Bendib is a political cartoonist and radio journalist.
Julie Frechette is Professor of Communication at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, 
and also co-president of the Action Coalition for Media Education.


Web sites mentioned on this week's program:
www.veraxcomic.net 
www.corpwatch.org
www.bendib.com 
www.acmesmartmediaeducation.net 

 
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For the first half of the show, Chase Palmieri explains the latest developments at Tribeworthy.com, 
the web site where readers critique and rate journalistic articles for others to see.
Then, answering the corporate-media obsession with "Russiagate," veteran reporter Dave Lindorff 
summarizes how the US has interfered in foreign elections (including Russia's), and how paid US-government 
"trolls" attack alternative-media sites.  
 
Chase Palmieri is a cofounder of Tribeworthy.com

Dave Lindorff has been a journalist for 40 years and contributed to many publications; 
he's also the founder of the news site Thiscantbehappening.net
 
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Author/scholar Henry Giroux is this week's guest for the duration of the program; 
he and Mickey discuss the historical forces that paved the way for a Trump presidency, 
and how to resist the threat of facism in the years ahead, especially by way of education. 
Henry Giroux teaches at McMaster University in Canada, and is the author of more than 
60 books on education, politics, and society.
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In 1988 Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published their influential work, "Manufacturing Consent." 
One of the book's features was the introduction of the 'propaganda model,' the Herman/Chomsky analysis 
of how powerful institutions shape news reporting to serve their interests.
In this Project Censored Show, media scholar Rob Williams suggests how the propaganda model 
can be adapted and updated to address modern online media.
 
Notes:
 
Rob Williams teaches at the University of Vermont, and also works with the Action Coalition for Media Education
and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. 

His print article on updating the Herman/Chomsky propaganda model can be found at:

and at:
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Mickey and Peter devote this week's show to discussions about the media, including both critiques of corporate media 
and a briefing on the latest work from Project Censored. Their first guest, Rob Williams, speaks about fighting corporate fake news, 
and introduces his suggested additions to the 'propaganda model' set forth by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman in 1988's "Manufacturing Consent." 
Then Telesur contributor Abby Martin explains the corporate media's gross misrepresentations of the conflict in Venezuela. Finally, Andy Lee Roth 
joins Mickey to discuss some of the stories and ideas in "Censored 2018," Project Censored's just-published compendium of the latest underreported stories. 
 
Notes:
 
This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored Show of October 2, 2017.
 
Rob Williams teaches at the University of Vermont and also works with the Action Coalition for Media Education and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. 
Abby Martin hosts "the Empire Files" show on Telesur, and formerly hosted "Breaking the Set" on RT. 
Andy Lee Roth teaches at Citrus College in Southern California. and was co-editor (with Mickey Huff) of "Censored 2018."

Web sites mentioned on this week's show:
www.acmecoalition.org
www.gcml.org
www.theempirefiles.tv
www.mediaroots.org 
www.projectcensored.org 
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