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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 - 01.15.20

1/15/2020
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Kevin Gosztola and Ted Rall make return visits to the Project Censored to update listeners on their latest work. Kevin Gosztola, shares the latest news about the cases of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and military whistleblower Chelsea Manning. In the second half of the program, journalist Ted Rall explains his legal battle with his former employer the Los Angeles Times, a case that has gone to the California Supreme Court. He also analyzes corporate-media coverage of the...

Duration:00:58:57

Project Censored - 12.10.19

12/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:59

Project Censored - 12.03.19

12/3/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:58

Project Censored - 11.19.19

11/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:00

Project Censored - 11.12.19

11/12/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:59

Project Censored - 11.05.19

11/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:00

Project Censored - 10.22.19

10/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:01

Project Censored - 10.15.19

10/15/2019
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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 &...

Duration:00:58:58

Project Censored - 10.08.19

10/8/2019
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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: This program is a rebroadcast of a Project Censored Show previously aired. Peter...

Duration:00:57:25

Project Censored - 10.01.19

10/2/2019
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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.

Duration:00:56:59

Project Censored - 09.24.19

9/24/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:00

Project Censored - 09.17.19

9/17/2019
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In observance of Banned-Books Week (Sept 22 - 28) Mickey and his guests discuss some of the obstacles placed in the way of Americans' freedom to read and learn, notably conservatives' efforts to keep unfavored books out of school libraries, or even to cancel authors' speaking engagements. Notes: For more information, visit www.bannedbooksweek.org Music-break information: 1) "Embryonic Journey" 2) "Mann's Fate" 3) "Water Song" all by Hot Tuna the Project...

Duration:00:58:59

Project Censored - 09.10.19

9/10/2019
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Authors John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski are the guests for the hour; to speak about their recent book The Watchdogs Didn't Bark. The product of years of investigation, it begins with the questions: why were two of the September 11 hijackers, already in the US and on the FBI terrorist watch list, not apprehended long before the attacks took place, and why was no one in the US government held accountable? The authors find the answers in a complex web of spy agency rivalries and coverups.

Duration:00:58:03

Project Censored - 09.03.19

9/3/2019
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Mickey and Chase spend the hour in conversation with Danny Haiphong, co-author of the new book "American Exceptionalism and American Innocence." He explains his assertion that throughout U.S. history, "fake news has been the only news disseminated by the rulers of U.S. empire.”

Duration:00:59:02

Project Censored - Overview of The Biases and Dangers of Corporate Media

8/27/2019
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This week's program is an overview of the biases and dangers of corporate media. Freelance journalist Chelli Stanley explains why corporate media is not "mainstream." Then Nolan Higdon returns to the show to discuss the new book he and Mickey have written, "United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America." Notes: Links to the guests'...

Duration:00:59:00

Project Censored - 08.20.19

8/20/2019
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This week's guests are two investigative reporters: First, Will Carruthers explores the surprising ties between a utility company lobbyist, a charitable foundation and a local newspaper. Then, in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's death, Whitney Webb shares the information she's gathered about his connections to politicians, spy agencies in the US and Israel, and organized crime. Notes: Links to the guests'...

Duration:00:56:03

Project Censored - consumer-rights advocate Ralph Nader

8/13/2019
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On this week's program, we hear a speech by the legendary 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 - Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University

8/6/2019
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with Carol Anderson. Her book, "White Rage," chronicles the history of white resistance and obstruction to African-American equality, from the Reconstruction period to modern times. Notes: Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Her previous works include "Eyes Off the Prize" and "Bourgeois Radicals."

Duration:00:59:00

Project Censored - Henry Giroux

7/23/2019
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Author and public intellectual Henry Giroux returns to the program to discuss his newest book, "American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Facism." Among his observations, he explains why the rise of Donald Trump was not an aberration, but the outcome of forces that have been at work for decades.

Duration:00:59:07

Project Censored - 07.17.19

7/17/2019
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This week's guest is author and law professor Dan Kovalik; he speaks about US interventions around the world, past and present, and the cost Americans pay to maintain the gigantic US military machine. Dan Kovalik is a retired labor-union attorney, and now teaches at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He is also a prolific author, and has recently had four books published on the Skyhorse label, all dealing with US interventions around the globe.

Duration:00:58:59