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This week's program is a panel discussion among the three hosts, examining some recent news stories.
They begin with the death of musician Chris Cornell, and how corporate media frames individuals' drug problems.
Then, for the majority of the hour, they consider the multiple grounds for the impeachment of Donald Trump.
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What role can civil disobedience play in the stuggle for social change? 
Peter explores this question with two guests: first, environmental organizer 
Tim DeChristopher recounts his experience delaying a federal oil and gas 
leasing process, and how the legal doctrine of "necessity" could be used in environmental campaigns. 
Then Sunsara Taylor discusses the right-wing effort to supress womens' option of abortion,
and the countercampaign to preserve reproductive choice.

Tim DeChristopher founded two climate-action organizations. He spent 21 months in prison 

for submitting a false bid at a federal oil and gas auction in Utah in 2008. (www.timdechristopher.org)

Sunsara Taylor is with StopPatriarchy.org, and also is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party
(www.revcom.us.)  

 
 
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This week, we present a speech delivered in April by the Project Censored Show's co-host Mickey Huff.
His topic was 'fake news,' and how to resist it. He spoke at Sonoma State University, as part of the campus's annual Social Justice Week.
Mickey Huff is director of Project Censored, co-host of the Project Censored radio program, and co-chair of the History department at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area.
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The program begins with a discussion of how TV depicts female inmates; is "Orange Is The New Black" a step forward in public understanding?
Next, what's happened to media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement since Donald Trump took office?  Finally on the program,
three Project Censored student researchers at San Francisco State University describe their projects, as well as a concept called "constructive media literacy."  
 
 
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Nolan, Nicholas, and Desiree begin the program with a roundtable critique of the corporate-media's coverage of
recent domestic-spying revelations, as well as the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is a political aberration;
then Alicia Huartado provides updates on work in progress at Project Censored.
For the remainder of the program, the hosts interview two guests on the topic of critical media literacy;
first, Allison Butler discusses the need for media literacy in the context of the "post-truth" Trump administration.
Then Bill Yousman explains the unique MA program in media literacy offered at his campus.
 
Allison Butler is a lecturer in Communications at the University of Massachusetts, and the Director of
the media-literacy education organization Mass Media Literacy. Bill Yousman directs the graduate
program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut; he's also
the author of "The Spike Lee Enigma."
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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.
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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.
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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." 
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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. 
 
Notes:
 
Guest's web site:
www.johnpilger.com
 
Books mentioned on this program:
The China Mirage (James Bradley)
Base Nation (David Vine)
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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." 
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