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The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society – and to tell the news that didn’t make the news and why.

The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society – and to tell the news that didn’t make the news and why.
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New York, NY

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The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society – and to tell the news that didn’t make the news and why.

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English

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P.O. Box 571 Cotati, CA 94931 707-874-2695


Episodes

Project Censored - 01.22.19

1/22/2019
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Amid the ongoing corporate-media hue and cry about 'Russian interference' in the 2016 US election, media scholar Rob Williams reviews the evidence, and the unexamined assumptions made by promoters of the 'Russian hacking' position. Some of the discussion on the show revolves around Kathleen Hall Jamieson's new book Cyberwar. notes: Rob Williams teaches Communications at the University of Vermont and other institutions. He's also the publisher of the Vermont Independent, and a...

Duration:00:58:53

Project Censored - 01.08.19

1/8/2019
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This week's show presents speeches and conversation from Project Censored's 2018 Media Freedom Summit 2.0 The first 2/3 of the show is from the keynote panel, then we hear part of the "News Abuse" discussion. The panelists heard on the program are Abby Martin, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Eleanor Goldfield, John Collins, Nicole Eigbrett, and Steve Peraza. They address topics ranging from Palestine to Black leadership to the corporate press' misleading portrayals of who the "Trump voters"...

Duration:00:58:57

Project Censored - 12.18.18

12/18/2018
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In the aftermath of the Facebook/Twitter purge of hundreds of pages, artist/journalist Eleanor Goldfield explains the need for an alternative to those sites. Then Bill Ottman describes his new social-media site, Minds.com, and how it differs from the giants. Notes: Web sites mention on this week's program: www.artkillingapathy.com www.minds.com www.mintpressnews.com

Duration:00:57:32

Project Censored - 12.11.18

12/11/2018
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Long-time investigative reporter Dave Lindorff explores the Pentagon's financial mysteries, including massive unaccounted-for spending and decades of non-compliance with audit law. Later in the program, a look at the real record of the late President George H.W. Bush. Notes: Dave Lindorff is a widely-published independent journalist. His article on financial stonewalling at the Pentagon appears in the December 10 issue of The Nation, and at www.thenation.com. More of Lindorff's...

Duration:00:57:02

Project Censored - "Media Freedom 2.0"

11/20/2018
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This week's program presents excerpts from two of the panels at Project Censored's recent "Media Freedom 2.0" conference. First, a look at corporate media's misleading stereotypes of working-class Americans, with Steve Macek and Robin Andersen. Then Kashmiri journalist Ifat Gazia relates some of the atrocities committed by Indian occupation troops in Kashmir, and calls on the world to pay attention. Notes: Steve Macek teaches at North Central College in Chicago; Robin Andersen...

Duration:00:56:55

Project Censored - Historian Peter Kuznick

11/6/2018
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Historian Peter Kuznick returns to the Project Censored Show to discuss the forthcoming update to his book The Untold History of the United States. The new material will cover the period from 2012 to 2018. In the interview on this week's show, Kuznick addresses issues ranging from Trump and Russia, to the prospects for ending the conflict in Syria.

Duration:00:58:30

Project Censored - 10.23.18

10/23/2018
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Mickey, Chase and their guests analyze the October 11-12 mass deletion of pages or accounts by Facebook and Twitter. The two social-media giants eliminated over 800 pages, many of them from independent-journalism or anti-establishment-politics sites. Notes: PM "Patti" Beers is social media manager for theantimedia.com; her organization's page was among the many deleted by Facebook. Mnar Muhawish is editor-in-chief at Mint Press News, and is concerned that Mint Press might be...

Duration:00:58:56

Project Censored - 9/11 activists Jenna Orkin and Jon Gold

10/16/2018
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9/11 activists Jenna Orkin and Jon Gold are Mickey's guests for the hour. Rather than considering who the perpetrators might've been, these guests discuss the public health disaster that followed the attacks, when thousands of emergency workers and area residents became ill from the toxins spread by the fires and collapse of the World Trade Center. Jon Gold also calls out some of the lies told by politicians (both federal and local) about 9/11, as well as the failures of the 9/11...

Duration:00:58:59

Project Censored - 10.09.18

10/9/2018
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Mickey Huff and Chase Palmieri are joined by several of the contributors to "Censored 2019," the latest edition, just-published, of Project Censored's annual compilations of censored stories and media analysis. They discuss some of the "Top 25" censored stories, as well as new developments in media. Notes: Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored, and co-editor of Censored 2019 (with Mickey Huff). He holds a PhD in Sociology from UCLA and teaches in the Seattle area....

Duration:00:59:00

Project Censored - 09.25.18

9/26/2018
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In observance of Banned Books Week 2018, Mickey speaks with three guests, all involved in different facets of defending Americans' right to read. Betsy Gomez is coordinator of Banned Books Week, Charles Brownstein is executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Abena Hutchful leads the Youth Free Expression Program at the National Coalition Against Censorship. Web sites mentioned on this week's...

Duration:00:59:01

Project Censored - 09.18.18

9/18/2018
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This week, the Project Censored Show presents some of the speeches from the 2018 Petaluma Progressive Festival. Speakers at this year's event addressed issues from immigration to housing to climate change and nuclear disarmament. Notes: The music on today's show is from the group LoCura, performing at the festival. the Project Censored Show: Host: Mickey Huff Producers: Anthony Fest, Dennis Murphy & Rob Tomaszewski

Duration:00:57:55

Project Censored - 09.04.18

9/4/2018
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Abby Martin explains how web giants like Facebook and Google are working with the US government to block anti-establishment voices from online platforms. Next is Mike Pryzner, co-creator of an antiwar podcast for people already in the US military. Finally, Kevin Gosztola summarizes the Reality Winner case, and why the legal system is rigged against Espionage Act defendants. Notes: Abby Martin is host of "the Empire Files" on Telesur. Mike Pryzner is an Iraq veteran, peace activist,...

Duration:00:58:57

Project Censored - 08.28.18

8/28/2018
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On this week's program, we hear a speech by the legedary political activist and consumer-rights advocate Ralph Nader. Nader outlines some of the most critical problems facing Americans, including exorbitant military spending, out-of-control corporations, and thousands of annual deaths in the workplace, or from lack of health care coverage. But then he names some individuals who've made a difference in recent U.S. history, explains what students can accomplish on campus, and how voters...

Duration:00:59:04

Project Censored - 08.21.18

8/21/2018
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Mickey, Chase and their guests discuss how internet titans like Facebook and Youtube are censoring what users can post, and what the response to such censorship might be. David Pakman is the host of the David Pakman Show, available on radio, TV and Youtube. Andrew Austin teaches at the University of Wisconsin. Nolan Higdon teaches at multiple campuses in the San Francisco Bay area. Notes: Music-break song info: 1) "Water Song" by Hot Tuna. album = Burgers, label =...

Duration:00:59:04

Project Censored - 08.14.18

8/15/2018
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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: Peter Phillips is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California. He's...

Duration:00:58:56

Project Censored - 08.08.18

8/8/2018
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The first guest, documentary producer Robbie Leppzer, discusses his latest work, Power Struggle. It's an account of the grassroots campaign to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, and the problems that remain after the plant's closure. Next, nuclear-power critics Arnie and Maggie Gunderson return to Project Censored to explain some of the continuing hazards facing Fukushima, Japan, years after the meltdown there. Finally, Poets Reading the News make a second appearance on the...

Duration:00:57:06

Project Censored - 07.31.18

7/31/2018
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Historian Peter Kuznick returns to the Project Censored Show to discuss the forthcoming update to his book The Untold History of the United States. The new material will cover the period from 2012 to 2018. In the interview on this week's show, Kuznick addresses issues ranging from Trump and Russia, to the prospects for ending the conflict in Syria. Notes: Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC, and also directs the Nuclear Studies...

Duration:00:58:58

Project Censored - 07.24.18

7/24/2018
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In 1988 Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published their influential work, "Manufacturing Consent." One of the book's features was the introduction of the 'propaganda model,' the Herman/Chomsky analysis of how powerful institutions shape news reporting to serve their interests. In this Project Censored Show, media scholar Rob Williams suggests how the propaganda model can be adapted and updated to address modern online media. Notes: This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored...

Duration:00:58:56

Project Censored - 07.17.18

7/17/2018
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9/11 activists Jenna Orkin and Jon Gold are Mickey's guests for the hour. Rather than considering who the perpetrators might've been, the guests discuss the public health disaster that followed the attacks, when thousands of emergency workers and area residents became ill from the toxins spread by the fires and collapse of the World Trade Center. Jon Gold also calls out some of the lies told by politicians (both federal and local) about 9/11, as well as the failures of the 9/11...

Duration:00:58:59

Project Censored - 07.03.18

7/3/2018
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Longtime investigative reporter Peter Byrne shares what he learned from numerous interviews with academic and military analysts involved in the “war on terror,” and why they told him that the war must end. Byrne explains what he's learned about why people become terrorists, and he also shares his research into another topic, the roots of white-nationalist ideology in the U.S. Notes: Peter Byrne is an award-winning investigative reporter who's probed complex scientific, financial,...

Duration:00:59:02