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Project Censored - 09.18.18

This week, the Project Censored Show presents some of the speeches from the 2018 Petaluma Progressive Festival. 
Speakers at this year's event addressed issues from immigration to housing to climate change and nuclear disarmament.
 
Notes: 
 
The music on today's show is from the group LoCura, performing at the festival.
 
the Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff 
 
 
Producers: Anthony Fest, Dennis Murphy & Rob Tomaszewski
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Abby Martin explains how web giants like Facebook and Google are working with the US government 
to block anti-establishment voices from online platforms. Next is Mike Pryzner, co-creator of an antiwar podcast 
for people already in the US military. Finally, Kevin Gosztola summarizes the Reality Winner case, 
and why the legal system is rigged against Espionage Act defendants.
 
Notes: 
 

Abby Martin is host of "the Empire Files" on Telesur.

Mike Pryzner is an Iraq veteran, peace activist, and media producer. 
Kevin Gosztola is an independent journalist who specializes in whistleblower cases.
 


Web sites mentioned on this program:
thempirefiles.tv
soundcloud.com/eyesleft
shadowproof.com

Music information:
 

Jacob George, "Soldier's Heart" 
Creative Commons license

Odetta, "Masters of War" from

"Odetta Sings Dylan", RCA Victor Records
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Project Censored - 08.28.18

On this week's program, we hear a speech by the legedary political activist and consumer-rights advocate 
Ralph Nader. Nader outlines some of the most critical problems facing Americans, including exorbitant military spending, 
out-of-control corporations, and thousands of annual deaths in the workplace, or from lack of health care coverage. 
But then he names some individuals who've made a difference in recent U.S. history, explains what students 
can accomplish on campus, and how voters can hold legislators accountable. Nader spoke on March 5, 2018 at 
Sonoma State University in northern California, as part of the campus's annual Social Justice Week Lecture Series.


Notes: 

 
This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored Show of April 9, 2018.
 

Web site mentioned on this program:
www.nader.org 

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Project Censored - 08.21.18

Mickey, Chase and their guests discuss how internet titans like Facebook and Youtube are censoring what users can post, 
and what the response to such censorship might be.  David Pakman is the host of the David Pakman Show, available on radio, 
TV and Youtube. Andrew Austin teaches at the University of Wisconsin. Nolan Higdon teaches at multiple campuses in the San Francisco Bay area.

 

 

Notes:

Music-break song info:
1) "Water Song" by Hot Tuna. 
album = Burgers, label = Grunt
2) "Mann's Fate" by Hot Tuna
album = Hot Tuna, label = Grunt
3) "Embryonic Journey" by Hot Tuna
album = Live at Sweetwater, label = Relix
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Project Censored - 08.14.18

Peter Phillips returns to the Project Censored Show, this time as a guest, to discuss his new book, 
"Giants: The Global Power Elite." The product of years of research, "Giants" identifies the members of 
the 'transnational corporate class:' the institutions and individuals that control trillions of dollars 
of the world's wealth, and wield the political power that these riches confer.
 

Notes:
 
Peter Phillips is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California.
He's also the retired director of Project Censored, and cofounder of the Project Censored radio show. 
"Giants" is his 18th book, and is published by Seven Stories Press.
 

Web sites mentioned on this week's program:
www.projectcensored.org
www.sevenstoriespress.com

 
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The first guest, documentary producer Robbie Leppzer, discusses his latest work, Power Struggle
It's an account of the grassroots campaign to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, 
and the problems that remain after the plant's closure. Next, nuclear-power critics Arnie and 
Maggie Gunderson return to Project Censored to explain some of the continuing hazards facing 
Fukushima, Japan, years after the meltdown there. Finally, Poets Reading the News make 
a second appearance on the show.
 

Notes:
This is an edited rebroadcast of a Project Censored Show that originally aired in November 2017.
 

Robbie Leppzer is a film producer with over 30 documentaries to his credit.

Arnie and Maggie Gunderson left careers in the nuclear power industry to 
devote themselves to educating the public about nuclear power's hazards.

Elle Aviv Newton and Jenna Spagnolo are the co-editors of Poets Reading the News.

Web sites mentioned on this week's program:
www.turningtide.com
www.powerstrugglemovie.com
www.fairewinds.org

 
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Project Censored - 07.31.18

Historian Peter Kuznick returns to the Project Censored Show to discuss 
the forthcoming update to his book The Untold History of the United States.
The new material will cover the period from 2012 to 2018.
In the interview on this week's show, Kuznick addresses issues ranging from 
Trump and Russia, to the prospects for ending the conflict in Syria.
 
Notes:
 
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC,
and also directs the Nuclear Studies Program at that institution.
He and Oliver Stone wrote the groundbreaking book The Untold History of the United States,
and also produced a Showtime documentary series based on the book. 
More information can be found at www.untoldhistory.com.
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Project Censored - 07.24.18

In 1988 Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published their influential work, "Manufacturing Consent." 
One of the book's features was the introduction of the 'propaganda model,' the Herman/Chomsky analysis 
of how powerful institutions shape news reporting to serve their interests.
In this Project Censored Show, media scholar Rob Williams suggests how the propaganda model 
can be adapted and updated to address modern online media.
 
Notes:
 
This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored Show of February 19, 2018.
 
Rob Williams teaches at the University of Vermont, and also works with the Action Coalition for Media Education
and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. His print article on updating the Herman/Chomsky propaganda model 
can be found at:
 

and at:
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Project Censored - 07.17.18

9/11 activists Jenna Orkin and Jon Gold are Mickey's guests for the hour. Rather than considering who the perpetrators might've been,
the guests discuss the public health disaster that followed the attacks, when thousands of emergency workers and area residents
became ill from the toxins spread by the fires and collapse of the World Trade Center. Jon Gold also calls out some of the lies
told by politicians (both federal and local) about 9/11, as well as the failures of the 9/11 Commission.

Notes:

Jenna Orkin has written four books, the most recent being "Ground Zero Wars." She focuses on the public health impacts
of the 9/11 disaster. At the time of the attacks, her son attended high school four blocks from the WTC.

Jon Gold has been investigating 9/11 for over ten years. His latest work is "We Were Lied To About 9/11," a digital collection
of transcripts from interviews with journalists, whistleblowers, peace activists, relatives of victims, and others who've worked
to uncover the story.

Web sites mentioned on this week's show:
www.wewereliedtoabout911.com
www.wtceo.org
www.declassify911.org
www.historycommons.org

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Longtime investigative reporter Peter Byrne shares what he learned from numerous interviews with academic and military analysts 
involved in the “war on terror,” and why they told him that the war must end. Byrne explains what he's learned about 
why people become terrorists, and he also shares his research into another topic, the roots of white-nationalist ideology in the U.S.

 
Notes:
Peter Byrne is an award-winning investigative reporter who's probed complex scientific, financial, and social issues. The topics on this week's 
Project Censored show are drawn from two articles Byrne wrote for the New Scientist magazine.
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