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Project Censored - 10.25.16

In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, 
"Ike's Distopian 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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Project Censored - 10.18.16

Project Censored has just released its latest yearbook of stories under-reported or misreported by U.S. corporate media.
On today's program, Peter and Mickey speak to three individuals who contributed to, or edited, "Censored 2017."
Andy Lee Roth co-edited the book with Mickey; he also teaches sociology at Citrus College in southern California.
Nolan Higdon edited the "Junk Food News and News Abuse" chapter; he also teaches at several northern California colleges.
Mnar Muhawesh contributed the No. 8 censored story in this year's volume, about the economic roots of the Syrian conflict;
she is the founder of the online news service Mint Press News.
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Project Censored - 10.11.16

In the first half-hour, author and professor Carol Anderson 
rejoins the Project Censored Show to discuss structural racism in the US, 
especially in the context of the presidential campaign.

In the second half of the program, human-rights activists Hector Aristizabal and 
Isabel Garcia speak about conditions on the US-Mexico border, and how multiple 
US administrations have enforced border policies that bring death to many immigrants.  
They also discuss the Border Convergence taking place October 7 - 10.
Notes:
Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, 
and the author of "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide."

Hector Aristizabal is an artist and human-rights activist, and the founder of Imaginaction.
Isabel Garcia is co-chair of the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, an organization that campaigns 
for immigrant rights, and opposes militarization of the border.
This program was recorded prior to the Border Convergence.
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour in discussion with Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor and media critic.
Their conversation included both critiques of corporate media's recent performance (such as its coverage 
of the presidential campaign), and also ongoing developments that threaten freedom of the press and 
of thought (for example, the engagement of big PR firms by federal agencies).  
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