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Program Summary:
September 17, 2021 was the tenth anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street. Journalist Michael Levitin was there at its beginning,
and, among other roles, edited the Occupy Wall Street Journal. His new book Generation Occupy, chronicles the history of the Occupy
movement and its ongoing influence. He and Mickey Huff spoke in a Zoom event presented by Diablo Valley College on October 14.
 
Michael Levitin is a widely-published journalist who in 2011 started the Occupy Wall Street Journal. Prior to taking part in Occupy,
he wrote for publications such as the Financial Times and Los Angeles Times. He now teaches journalism at Diablo Valley College.
His web site is www.michaellevitin.com 
 
Program Summary:
In the aftermath of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony to Congress,
Mickey and his guests look at the ongoing issues of social media's social responsibility,
or lack of responsibility. Were most of Haugen's disclosures already known?
And what actions should be taken to reduce the harm caused by the behavior
of Facebook and the other digital media giants?
Alan MacLeod is a media critic, a staff writer at Mint Press News, and a contributor
to many other publications. He's also the author of "Bad News From Venezuela."
Nolan Higdon teaches history and media studies at California State University, East Bay.
He's also the author of "The Anatomy of Fake News"
 
Program Summary:
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Code Pink, Massachusetts Peace Action, Project Censored
and other organizations held an online seminar on the worldwide toll of the US "War On Terror," and strategies for
resisting militarism in the years to come. This week's Project Censored Show presents excerpts from some of the speeches
at that event. This is the second half of a two-part series; the first was aired in the Project Censored Show of 9-20-21.
 
Notes:
Some of the participants' presentations have been edited due to time constraints or audio quality issues.
The original webinar is over three hours long, and can be viewed in its entirety at

Program Summary:
This week is Banned-Books Week 2021, an annual affirmation of Americans' right to read.
In the first half of the program, Mickey and his guests look at some recent efforts to restrict
students' choice of books in Ohio and Texas.
September 2021 is also the tenth anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street.
Author Michael Levitin joins Mickey to look at Occupy's origins and its ongoing influence.

 

 
Nora Pelizzari is Director of Communications at the National Coalition Against Censorship (www.ncac.org).
Jackie Farmer is Senior Program Officer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (www.thefire.org).
Michael Levitin is a widely-published journalist who in 2011 started the Occupy Wall Street Journal.
His new book is Generation Occupy: Reawakening American Democracy. His web site is www.michaellevitin.com

Other web sites mentioned on this program:
www.bannedbooksweek.org
www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/oif

Program Summary:
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Code Pink, Massachusetts Peace Action, Project Censored
and other organizations held an online seminar on the worldwide toll of the US "War On Terror," and strategies
for resisting militarism in the years to come. This week's Project Censored Show presents excerpts from
some of the speeches at that event.
 
 
Notes:
The original webinar is over three hours long, and can be viewed in its entirety at

Program Summary:
 
For the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Mickey and his guests examine some still-unanswered questions about the attacks and the events that preceded them, notably why several already-identified terror suspects were not taken into custody by US authorities.
 
 
Peter Dale Scott is the author of dozens of books of poetry and prose, including Coming to JakartaThe Road to 9/11, and American War Machine. Aaron Good is Covert Action Magazine's Editor-at-Large, and author of the forthcoming book American Exception: Empire and the Deep State. Ben Howard is an independent researcher based in Boston. The three have written a forthcoming article for Covert Action Magazine for the Sept. 11 anniversary.
 

Program Summary:
As the nation marks 20 years since the Sept 11 attacks, Mickey interviews Ray McGinnis, the author of a new book that looks at numerous questions that remain unanswered by official authorities, and were not even asked by the 9/11 Commission. Then long-time 9/11 researcher Ken Jenkins explains why activists must be on the lookout for logical fallacies in their own thinking, especially on controversial issues such as 9/11.
 
Ray McGinnis is the author of the new book "Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked
and the 9/11 Commission Ignored." He is a freelance writer and writing instructor. Ken Jenkins is an independent video producer and long-time Sept 11 researcher. He holds a degree in electrical engineering, and has also studied psychology.

Program Summary:
 
In the first segment, journalist Dave Lindorff shares the little-known story of Ted Hall (1925-1999),
a teenage science prodigy who worked on the WWII Manhattan Project, then shared his atomic secrets
with the USSR, to ensure that the US wouldn't be the world's only possessor of nuclear weapons.
Then Dan O'Connell and Scott Peters speak about their new book, a collection of writings by scholars
who helped fight for the betterment of California farmworkers and farming communities. 
 
Notes:
 
Dave Lindorff is a veteran journalist and has written four books. His recent article about Ted Hall can be found at
Dan O'Connell is executive director of the Central Valley Partnership. Scott Peters teaches at Cornell University.
Their new book is "In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California."
 
 

Former Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is Mickey's first guest; he's written a new book
(The Division of Light and Powerabout a lonely battle he waged to preserve public power in Cleveland during his term as mayor.
In the second half of the show, poet Lisa Wells speaks about her new book Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World.
It's a collection of biographies of a wide range of individuals who've remained dedicated to preserving and enhancing pieces of
land, despite the spectre of catastrophic climate change.
 
 
Notes:
 
Dennis Kucinich served eight terms in the US House of Representatives, and twice ran for President.
But his greatest battle may have been in his one term as mayor of Cleveland in the late 1970s, when he fought off an attempt
to privatize the city's municipally-owned electric system. His new book, The Division of Light and Power, tells the story of that struggle.
 
Lisa Wells is a poet and author based in Portland, Oregon. Her conversation with Mickey Huff took place as a Zoom event
sponsored by KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA) and Project Censored.

The first guest on this week's program is Kevin Gosztola of www.Shadowproof.com  .
He and Mickey speak about notable whistleblowers who've been in the news recently, including Julian Assange,
Daniel Hale, and Reality Winner.
 
In the second half of the show, a look at the fallout from a 2020 Congressional election, when Shahid Buttar ran again
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her San Francisco district. Although Pelosi was easily re-elected, Buttar says elements of
the local Democratic Party retaliated against him for challenging Pelosi, by spreading groundless allegations
of personal misconduct. And, he says, multiple local media outlets covered the allegations despite the absence of
credible evidence. Buttar joins the program, along with Gloria Berry, a member of the party's Central Committee
("DCCC") for San Francisco.
 
Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of the news web site www.Shadowproof.com 
He has covered the Julian Assange legal proceedings in the UK from the beginning, as well as other press-freedom and whistleblower cases.
 
Shahid Buttar is a civil-rights lawyer, and has worked at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In the 2020 election, he challenged long-time incumbent Nancy Pelosi for her seat in California's 12th District (San Francisco).
Gloria Berry is a Navy veteran, and the founder of a womens' mentoring organization.
 
 

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