This week's Project Censored show opens with economic issues, and wraps up with an interview with a VA whistleblower. Fifty years have passed since LBJ announced the War On Poverty. The first guest, Keith Kilty, describes the how poverty was reduced in the 1960s and 1970s, before the programs were cut back and the poverty rate rose again. Then economist Doug Orr of San Francisco City College looks at the stock market – how relevant are the market's gyrations to the real economy? Orr also explains “frontrunning,” a tactic used by market insiders to enrich themselves. The program concludes with a conversation about whistleblowing in the federal government, with Oliver Mitchell, a whistleblower in the Veterans Administration, and Marcel Reid, organizer of a whistleblowers' summit (www.whistleblowersummit.com) in Washington, DC.
Archive for July 2014
For the July 4 Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio, Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips pre-recorded a special program in honor of the 4th of July and American Independence. They examine the history of American Free Thought and the importance of Freedom of Inquiry to American Society. Their guests include: Roderick Bradford producer of the four-hour documentary American Freethought, covering the history of censorship and secularism in the US. Joining them also is Tom Flynn executive director of the Council of Secular Humanism, and editor of Free Inquiry magazine.
Mickey Huff with Peter Phillips discuss the importance of challenging dominant establishment narratives in the US- Hidden History, the Forbidden Bookshelf, and the war on journalism continues at the Dept. of Homeland Security. We begin the conversation with activist and author Jon Gold about the importance of revisiting the history and politics behind the 9/11 Commission and other related issues the corporate and even some independent media won’t discuss; NYU Professor Mark Crispin Miller joins us to discuss his new series of publications, Forbidden Bookshelf, which makes available groundbreaking, but out of print books (from I.F. Stone, Dan Moldea, and others)…Miller will tell us why these works are still very relevant today. We round out the hour with independent journalist Dave Lindorff who tells us about how the Dept. of Homeland Security labeled his collective, ThisCan’tBeHappening, a national security threat.