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Project Censored - 06.30.15

In light of the historic California drought and a global water crisis, Peter and Mickey devote this week's program to a look at water issues. First, investigative journalists Katharine Mieskowski and Lance Willliams explain how some water usage data is being kept away from journalists and the public. Then spoken-word artist Nick George offers a poem about water, power and money. In the second half of the program, Project Censored researcher Steven Feher shares what he's uncovered about ground water contamination from fracking. Finally, author Kirk Hylan explores the possible benefits of advanced desalination technology.

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Project Censored - 06.23.15

Following a nonfatal outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland, the California Legislature is debating a bill (SB 277) to outlaw parental choice about childhood vaccinations. The bill would include the measles vaccine, as well as nine others. 
Today's guests support vaccinations, but oppose making them compulsory; they discuss the issues involved from a variety of perspectives, including law, civil rights, and medical ethics. Caitlyn Obolsky and Robert Krakow are attorneys; Elliot Cohen teaches ethics at Florida State University Medical School; Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist; Lori Martin Gregory is editor of the Mom Street Journal.
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Project Censored - 06.16.15

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips present a theme on the Risks of Global War— US State Department Propaganda and the US/NATO agenda: They interview Author/activist Steve Lendman about his book Flashpoints in Ukraine and how the US Drive for Hegemony risks World Wart III .  Additionally, they talk with Eric Draitser regarding the how the civil war in Syria is now turning into a much larger regional war.  Eric Draitser teaches at Hunter College, and is the founder of www.stopimperialism.org

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Peter Phillips interviews Nick Turse, who speaks about the largely unseen role US forces are playing in Africa, with a special focus on the civil war in South Sudan. Then Dana Frank and Mark Sullivan discuss the US-backed Honduran government's program of free-market "model cities" (ZEDEs), in which corporate control will supersede the rights of Honduran citizens.
Nick Turse is the author of "Tomorrow's Battlefield: US Proxy Wars and Special Ops in Africa." Dana Frank teaches history at the University of California. Mark Sullivan is an environmental attorney and human rights advocate. 
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Co-hosts Peter Phillips  and Mickey Huff speak with four guests taking part in the "What's Possibl" conference in San Francisco the weekend of May 30-31.Steven Jay is the organizer of the conference, Barry Dyke is the author of "Pirates of Manhattan." Sarah van Gelder is editor-in-chief of Yes Magazine; Ken Burrows teaches Holistic Health at San Francisco State University. 
The conference web site is www.possibl4.us
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