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As the world faces unprecedented challenges like global warming, what role are media and journalism playing?
Kenn Burrows and Amber Yang say that social media and conventional journalism foster a sense of isolation and powerlessness
that undermines peoples' ability to take action. But they suggest an innovative new approach to journalism --
"constructive journalism" -- can be a valuable tool for reviving community and cooperation. 
 
Notes:
 
Kenn Burrows is founder and director of the Holistic Health Center at San Francisco State University.
Amber Yang is a SFSU graduate in psychology, and a frequent contributor to Project Censored.
 
Music-break information:
1) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed
2) "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
3) "Room to Move" by John Mayall
On this week's program, Mickey Huff and his guests examine how Facebook, Twitter and Google are working to hide,
"deplatform" or otherwise undermine news and opinions critical of US government policies, and thus reestablish 
the dominance of establishment-friendly corporate media.
Emil Marmot is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, and the co-author of a chapter in Censored 2020. 
Mnar Muhawish is the founder and editor-in-chief at Mint Press News (www.mintpressnews.com). 
 
Notes:
 
Music-break information:
1) "Mann's Fate" by Hot Tuna
2) "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project
3) "Monster" by Zero One
 
On this week's show, we hear a talk given by Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon.
They spoke about their new book, "United States of Distraction," a look at 
the five decades of corrosive political and media changes which made it possible
for a candidate like Donald Trump to capture the presidency. They spoke at
the Hillside Club in Berkeley, California on October 22, in a benefit for KPFA-FM.
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Music-break information:
1) "the Resistance" by 2 Cellos
2) "Ride Across the River" by Dire Straits
3) "Polygon Dust" by Porter Robinson
 
the Project Censored Show:
 
Host: Mickey Huff 

 
Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy

 
Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi is the first guest on this week's show;
his new book, "Hate, Inc." explains how today's corporate media,
especially television, profits by pitting Americans against one another.
 
Then independent journalist Abby Martin returns to the program;
on this segment, she describes the making of her new documentary
Gaza Fights For Freedom, and the distortions and omission in US
media coverage of Palestine.
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Matt Taibbi's previous books include "Insane Clown President" and "Griftopia."
 
Abby Martin's work can be found at www.theempirefiles.tv  
 

Music-break information:
1) "Selling the News" by Switchfoot
2) "November" by Dominic Miller
3) "Palestine Will Be Free" by Maher Zain
Facebook recently announced, "Facebook News," a partnership between the social-media giant 
and established corporate-media outlets, including the New York Times. Does this arrangement 
suggest an enhanced effort to keep independent journalism and nonconforming opinions out of social media?

 
Notes:
 
Andy Lee Roth is co-editor (with Mickey) of Project Censored's annual "Censored" books. 
He also oversees the 'validated independent news' program, collecting hundreds of stories from which the "Top 25" are selected.

Music-break information:
1) "Simplexity" by Zero One
2) "Ride Across the River" by Dire Straits
3) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed
 
 
the Project Censored Show:
 
Host: Mickey Huff 

 
Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy

 
What will be the consequences of a capitalist crisis of overproduction in the 21st century, 
when nations and political institutions are dominated by a single transnational capitalist class? 
Sociologists Peter Phillips and William I. Robinson explore these questions and more on this week's show. 
 

Notes:
 
Peter Phillips teaches Sociology at Sonoma State University; his latest book is "Giants: the Global Power Elite." 
William Robinson teaches Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara; his latest book is 
"Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism."

Music-break information:
1) "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
2) "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
3) "Power to the People" by John Lennon
This week, we present a speech delivered by Mickey Huff at Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Oregon) 
in April 2019, titled "Resist the Media."   Mickey Huff is the host of the Project Censored Show, the director 
of Project Censored, and Professor of History at Diablo Valley College in northern California.
 
 
Notes:
 
Music-break information:
"Polygon Dust" by Porter Robinson 
 
the Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff
Producers: Anthony Fest & Dennis Murphy

 
 
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:

This program is a rebroadcast of a Project Censored Show previously aired.

 
Peter Phillips is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California.
He's also the retired director of Project Censored, and co-founder 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
Project Censored's co-director Andy Lee Roth is Mickey's guest, and their topic is the new edition
of Project Censored's annual book, "Censored 2020: Through the Looking Glass"  The annual
Censored books are best know for their lists of "top 25 censored stories," but include many
other features as well. 
Timed to coincide with the 17th annual Oakland International Film Festival, this week's Project Censored show explores the cultural value of film,
and offers brief descriptions of some of this year's OIFF offerings.  Also on the show, a conversation on the California roots of thrash-metal music, 
with the creator of a new documentary about the genre, a documentary that will be shown at the Festival.
 
Notes:
 
Web site mentioned on this week's show:
www.oiff.org  

Music-break information:
1) "Chemi-Kill" by Exodus
2) "Bonded by Blood" by Exodus
3) "Silent Scream" by Slayer

 
the Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff
Producers: Anthony Fest & Dennis Murphy

 
 

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