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Project Censored - 01.26.21

On January 6, 2021, mobs of violent right-wingers invaded the U.S. Capitol building, some of them threatening the lives of members of Congress.
On January 13, Mickey Huff hosted an online panel discussion "Coup d'Trump," about the attack on the Capitol and its implications, as well as a critique
of how corporate and corporate-sponsored media framed the events of January 6. This week's Project Censored Show presents the panelists'
remarks, as well as their responses to questions posed by members of a Zoom audience.
 

Notes:

The panelists were Mnar Muhawish Adley of Mint Press News, Robin Andersen of Fordham University, Nicholas Baham III and Nolan Higdon of California State University,
East Bay, and Allison Butler of the University of Massachusetts. The complete discussion of over 90 minutes can be viewed at www.ProjectCensored.org 
 
Music-break music: "Underture" by the Who

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Project Censored - 01.20.21

Mickey's first guest is veteran technology entrepreneur John Marshall. In his new book "Free is Bad," he contends that internet users'
expectation that everything online should be provided free has been a disservice to themselves  and to society, because it makes advertisers,
not internet users, the real customers of the tech firms. In the second half of the show, History and Media Studies lecturer Nolan Higdon
returns to the program for a discussion about what the January 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol means for the media and for the country. 

Notes:

John Marshall has 40 years' experience in the high-technology industry, including starting several companies; his specialty is advertising technology.
The web site for his new book is www.freeisbad.com. Nolan Higdon teaches at California State University, East Bay and is a frequent contributor
to Project Censored. His latest book, “The Anatomy of Fake News,” is published by the University of California Press.
 
Music-Break information:

1) "Underture" by the Who
 
2) "Long Red" by Mountain
 
3) "Wot Gorilla?" by Genesis

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Project Censored - 01.12.21

This week's program begins with Kevin Gosztola's analysis of the recent UK court rulings about Julian Assange;
although the judge refused to allow Assange's extradition to the U.S., Gosztola says press freedom suffered severe setbacks in the case.
In the second half-hour, Michael D. Knox explains the activities of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, and its efforts to confront the militaristic nature of U.S. culture.
 
 

Notes:
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. Michael D. Knox is a retired psychologist, and the founder and chair of
the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, www.USPeaceMemorial.org 

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Project Censored - 01.05.21

In the first half of the program, Aaron Good summarizes an article he co-wrote about the September 9, 2001 murder
of Afghan militia leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, and its connection to the subsequent September 11th attacks and the US occupation of Afghanistan.
Then English professor Adam Bessie examines the implications of the massive change from in-person to remote instruction at community colleges,
in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
 
 

Notes:
Aaron Good is a history instructor in the Philadelphia area. His article with Peter Dale Scott,
"Was the Now-Forgotten Murder of One Man on September 9, 2001 a Crucial Pre-condition for 9/11?"
can be found at www.covertactionmagazine.com   
 

Adam Bessie teaches English at Diablo Valley College, and writes about education and social justice.
His article, "Going Remote: Flattening the Curriculum" appears in Project Censored's 2021 book.

 
 
Music-Break information:
1) "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring
 
2) "Wall Street Shuffle" by 10cc
 

3) "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range

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