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Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author Carol Anderson. Her latest book, "White Rage," chronicles the history of white resistance and obstruction to African-American equality, from the Reconstruction period to modern times. Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Her previous works include "Eyes Off the Prize" and "Bourgeois Radicals."

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This week's Project Censored features a recent speech by long-time peace organizer Medea Benjamin. She examines recent successes and setbacks for the antiwar movement, and discusses her current campaigns. Medea Benjamin is cofounder of the womens' peace group Code Pink and the fair trade organization Global Exchange. She spoke at Sonoma State University on March 25, 2016, as part of the student-organized Social Justice Week.

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This week's program looks at recent events in Honduras, including the 2009 coup, the 2012 killing of four villagers by a joint US-Honduran patrol at Ahuas,
and the March 2016 assassination of indigenous environmental campaigner Berta Caceres. The guests examine some of the underlying institutions and circumstances there, including the heavily militarized Honduran police, the US "drug war," and US willingness to use drug trafficking accusations to bring down critics of the country's ruling party.
Co-host Maria Robinson is with the Honduran Solidary Network in California.
Karen Spring is also with the Honduran Solidarity Network, and is based in Honduras.
Judy Ancel is president of the Cross-Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, based in Kansas City.
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In light of President Obama's visit to Hiroshima on May 27, Peter and Mickey spend the hour with historian Peter Kuznick, who has written extensively about President Truman's decision to drop the bomb. The conversation encompasses nuclear history, and also covers contemporary issues, including the U-S "pivot" to Asia, the rise of China as a military power,  and the contrast between Obama's words on nuclear disarmament, and his deeds.
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University; he's also co-author of "The Untold History of the United States."
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