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Project Censored - 03.30.21

Mickey's guest for the first half of this week's show is Jordan Elgrably,
editor of a new publication: the Markaz Review www.themarkaz.org
They explore some of the topics covered in this month's issue, "Why Truth?"
In the second half of the show, Andy Lee Roth explains how
nonhuman censors -- algorithms -- are exerting tremendous, yet unseen,
control over which stories users of online media are able to see.
 
Notes:
 
Jordan Elgrably, editor of the Markaz Review, is a widely-published writer.
He was also the cofounder of the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Andy Lee Roth is Associate Director of Project Censored, and coeditor
of the Project's annual volume of censored stories and other media analysis.
His article on algorithms as media gatekeepers can be found at

 
the Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff 
 
Producer: Anthony Fest
 
Music-break information:
1) "What is Truth?" by Johnny Cash

2) "Gimme Some Truth" by John Lennon

3) "Welcome to the Machine" by Pink Floyd

Archives at 

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Project Censored - 03.23.21

In the first half of the program, peace organizer Medea Benjamin looks at the
Biden Administration's foreign policy, and finds it mainly a disappointment.
Then Rebecca Grace and John Gray introduce the Complete Picture Project,
an organization that assembles videos of nonviolent offenders facing sentencing,
so that a sentencing judge will learn more about an offender's entire life,
including family and community connections, rather than only the criminal record.

 

 
Notes:
 
Medea Benjamin is co-founder of the women's peace organization Code Pink;
she's also written eight books, including "Inside Iran" and "Kingdom of the Unjust."
Her recent article on Biden's foreign policy can be found at
 
Rebecca Grace and John Gray are the founders of the Complete Picture Project.
Gray himself served a prison term for crimes related to an old drug habit.
The organization's web site is www.completepicture.org 

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Project Censored - 03.17.21

Aaron Good teaches at a Quaker high school in Pennsylvania. He invited Daniel Ellsberg to speak to his class via Zoom, and also secretly invited
several of Ellsberg's fellow authors or whistleblowers, making the event a surprise tribute to Ellsberg, and a panel discussion of both historic and
recent events in the peace movement.
 
Notes:
 
Daniel Ellsberg is best-known as the whistleblower who leaked the “Pentagon Papers” to the press, but has also written on the threat posed by nuclear weapons,
and on other issues of war and peace.  Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington, DC, and co-author of
“The Untold History of the United States.” 
Katherine Gun is a British whistleblower who exposed U-S efforts to browbeat other nations into supporting George W. Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq. 
Peter Dale Scott is a retired professor, a former Canadian diplomat, and a prolific author on the 'deep state.'  James Galbraith is Professor of Government
at the University of Texas, and a son of the late author John Kenneth Galbraith.  Aaron Good teaches at a Quaker high school in Pennsylvania,
holds a doctorate from Temple University, and is a frequent contributor to Project Censored.

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Project Censored - 03.11.21

Today's guests say that the National Park Service is betraying its mission at California's Point Reyes National Seashore by favoring legacy cattle ranches and dairies
over preservation of the land and the survival of the native Tule Elk. Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers also present examples of the local ranch and dairy businesses wielding
undue influence in the region's  politics, and corrupting a local land-preservation nonprofit. They add that only the presence of an independent weekly newspaper
has enabled the public to be aware of these problems.
 
Notes:
 
Peter Byrne is an investigative journalist who has written on a wide array of topics, from science and medicine to public finance.
His article “Apocalypse Cow” can be read at www.pacificsun.com. All of Byrne's work can be found at www.PeterByrne.info
Will Carruthers is the staff reporter for the Pacific Sun and North Bay Bohemian weekly newspapers, serving California's Marin,
Sonoma and Napa counties.

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