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Mickey's first guest is Shahid Buttar, who in 2020 ran against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat
in the House of Representatives; he speaks about prospects for progressive change in 2021.
Then author Dan Kovalik returns to the program to discuss his latest work, "Cancel This Book,"
which warns of the dangers of 'cancel culture.'
 
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Shahid Buttar is a civil-rights lawyer; he's worked at public-interest organizations
including 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).
Dan Kovalik is a law professor and a prolific author; some of his recent books
include "No More War," and "The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela."
 
 

 
The Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff 
 
Producer: Anthony Fest
 
Music-break information:
1) "What About Me?" by Quicksilver Messenger Service
2) "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
3) "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

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 

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.

 

 
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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 
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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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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.
Mickey's guest for the hour is John K. Wilson, author of a recent report about freedom of the press on US college campuses. They speak about the findings of Wilson's report,
as well as the multiple threats to journalism and freedom of speech on campuses. Wilson also revisits some of the landmark events of the past generation's media history,
including the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine and the rise of right-wing talk radio.

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John K. Wilson writes for the Academe Blog, a web page of the American Association of University Professors. His report on press freedom on campus can be found at freespeechcenter.universityofcalifornia.edu/fellows-19-20/wilson-research   Wilson has also written eight books, including "The Most Dangerous Man In America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason."

 
Music-break information:

1) “Chord Change” by Camel

2) “Salamander” by Jethro Tull

3) “Arriving Somewhere But Not Here” by Porcupine Tree

Although a new administration has taken office in Washington, the administrators of the world's wealth have not changed.
Project Censored presents a rebroadcast of "Giants: The Global Power Elite." Project Censored Show cofounder Peter Phillips returned to the show
as a guest in August 2018 to discuss his book about the 'transnational corporate class.' The product of years of research, "Giants" identifies
the institutions and individuals who manage trillions of dollars of assets, and wield the political might that such riches confer.
As the Biden administration takes charge, observers of politics might watch for representatives of the 'Giants' on the Biden team.

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Peter Phillips is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California.
He's also the retired director of Project Censored, and cofounder of the Project Censored radio show.
"Giants" is his 18th book, and is published by Seven Stories Press.
 
Music-break information:
1) "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "Lunar Sea" by Camel
3) "The Watcher" by Dave Holland

 
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
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
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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