Archive for March 2017
Nolan, Nicholas and Desiree take a look at the state of Hip-Hop music in 2017. with guests Shaida Akbarian and Grand Skeme.
Later in the program, a roundtable critique of recent topics in corporate media, followed by updates on Project Censored stories with Alicia Huartado.
Shaida Akbarian is a lecturer in Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.
Grand Skeme is a Hip-Hop recording artist based in San Jose.
In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, "Ike's Dystopian 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.
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 a 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."
Peter and Mickey spend the hour looking at "The Coming War On China," the latest film from
the prolific documentarian John Pilger. The film looks at the untold history of U.S.-China relations,
the Pacific military buildup by both countries, and life in China today. The first half of this week's show
presents audio excerpts from the film, then in the second half, John Pilger joins the program for an interview.
Guest's web site:
Books mentioned on this program:
The China Mirage (James Bradley)
Base Nation (David Vine)
The program opens with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino (the program was recorded that day). A summary of recent underreported stories follows, then Caitlin Remmel speaks about Brand New Congress, a campaign intended to field citizen-responsive candidates in every House district in 2018. Next, the legendary organizer Charlotte Hill O'Neill ("Mama C") joins the program, and speaks about her work, from her Black Panther days to the present. Finally, we hear an excerpt from next week's program, with author Alexander Reed Ross speaking about his new book "Resisting the Fascist Creep."