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Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Law enforcement in the United States has been recording conversations domestically and internationally through a program called Hemisphere since 1987. This program is being referred to as a “Super Search Engine,” which is operated by AT&T on behalf of local, state and federal law enforcement...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

According to a ProPublica investigation, foreign companies are increasingly helping students from China and other countries hack the US college application process with information and test answers acquired online. International students are being given direct answers to college entrance exams...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Across the US, the number of women who are vulnerable to high-risk deliveries is rising, however doctors’ rarely warn patients of the potential for serious injuries and complications in vaginal birth, according to a report by Kiera Butler for Mother Jones. Women have a right to make informed...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Initiative 732 failed to pass on the Washington ballot during the November 2016 election, reported Jonathan Marshall of Consortium News. Based on a similar, successful strategy implemented in British Columbia, the $2 billion carbon tax proposal encouraged citizens to seek alternative energy...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

In June 2016, Google deleted a section of its privacy policy that kept web-browsing records and users’ names separate. ProPublica analyzed the changes in October, 2016, revealing the new policies. When Google purchased DoubleClick, a digital advertising company, in 2007, Google gained access to...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Early in 2016, a news story about dirty water in Flint, Michigan hit headlines. It wasn’t just the toxic drinking water that disturbed the public, it was the fact that drinking water with dangerously high levels of lead could be found in the United States. This was a shock, but what the...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

On December 19, 2016, Reuters reported that nearly 3,000 cities across the United States have lead contaminated drinking water that was at least double the rates found in Flint, Michigan. President Obama declared a federal emergency when Flint, Michigan’s water contamination became known. With 3...

Project Censored - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states in the United States, as it has been for the past 25 years. Yet from its conception to the present day, it remains a divisive issue, in no small part due to the largely unregulated environment in which it operates. The media has been largely silent on the...

Project Censored - 2017-02-24 - Original post - cached version

The program opens with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino (the program was recorded that day). A summary of recent underreported stories follows, then Caitlin Remmel speaks about Brand New Congress, a campaign intended to field citizen-...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

Civilian deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers have become so routine in the US that it risks becoming predictable. This has resulted in a growing movement of fearful, outraged citizens concerned with police violence–including the increasing militarization of police departments....

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

A new program teaches humanitarian aid workers from the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis how to build resilience so they can better handle the intense stress of supporting others in desperate need of help. Aid workers’ responsibilities are extensive and challenging, including providing...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

Less than one per cent of Sweden’s 2016 household waste went to landfill. 99% was reused or converted into renewable energy, providing heat and electricity for hundreds of thousands of households. One of the first countries to put a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991, Sweden has a recycling...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

In response to an extensive U.S. National Toxicology Program study showing exposure to wireless radiation significantly increased the prevalence of highly malignant heart and brain cancers in rodents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reinforced its recommendations to reduce wireless...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

A new study shows that practicing mindfulness—focusing one’s awareness and attention on the present—significantly lessens law enforcement professionals’ stress and anger. Police officers face unique challenges everyday: departmental politics, pending litigation, irregular shifts. And on the...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

The sky above us—historically defined as a common resource—is being redefined as it becomes saturated with new technologies, including especially drones. Over one million drones were sold in 2015 alone, and a hot debate is underway about who has the right to fly them and where. The United...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

Mobile phone usage has become an integral part of our lives. However, the effects of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by these devices on biological systems, including reproductive systems in particular, are still in active debate. A fundamental hindrance to this...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

A recent JAMA study found Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to be just as effective as commonly prescribed antidepressants drugs. MBCT teaches patients to regard depressive thoughts as just thoughts and not facts, ultimately leading to greater awareness of the situation that allows the...

Project Censored - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

A new theory has emerged as a possible explanation for climate change. Human generated electromagnetic radiation may contribute to global warming by diverting a natural energy force termed KELEA (kinetic energy limiting electrostatic attraction) from its presumed association with cosmic rays....

Project Censored - 2017-02-18 - Original post - cached version

Mickey Huff (Director of Project Censored, professor of social science and history, Diablo Valley College), Andy Lee Roth (associate director of Project Censored, instructor in sociology, Citrus College) and Elizabeth Blakey, (lawyer, sociologist, First Amendment scholar, and assistant professor...

Project Censored - 2017-02-17 - Original post - cached version

  Project Censored director Mickey Huff will be introducing Ralph Nader at his “Breaking Through Power” talk at the University of La Verne in southern CA. Nader will be highlighting the success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many ways that wealth...

Project Censored - 2017-02-14 - Original post - cached version

Program Summary: Three veteran journalists and media critics share their thoughts about the state of the “free” press in 2017; among the topics they address are the election-hacking allegations against Russia, President Trump’s attacks on the press, the “fake news” label, and the close ties...

Project Censored - 2017-02-06 - Original post - cached version

Recently, University of California Berkeley officials cancelled a planned speech by right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos following vigorous protests, prompting President Trump to suggest withdrawing federal funds from the campus. In light of Trump’s connections to the ultra-right, what will be ...

Project Censored - 2017-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Guest co-hosts Nolan Higdon and Desiree McSwain, and senior correspondent Michael Levitin, open the program with a discussion about several recent under-reported stories. Then the talk turns to “fake news,” as Chase Palmieri and Jared Fesler explain their web site — Tribeworthy.com — where...

Project Censored - 2017-01-24 - Original post - cached version

Recorded on Inauguration Day, this edition includes interviews with three organizers of opposition or resistance to the new Trump regime. Also on the program, the hosts discuss recent important stories not reported — or misreported — by corporate media. Nolan Higdon and Desiree McSwain are guest...

Project Censored - 2017-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Mickey Peter spend the hour with independent journalist and author Brian Covert. Covert, longtime contributor to Project Censored, authored “Played by the Mighty Wurliterzer: the Press, the CIA, and the Subversion of Truth” for the latest book, Censored 2017, published by Seven Stories Press....

Project Censored - 2017-01-12 - Original post - cached version

For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with sociologist William Carroll, about his latest research into the “transnational corporate class” — top corporate board members and executives — who wield vast influence over public policy. Then Sunsara Taylor and Rafael Kaderis make...

Project Censored - 2016-12-31 - Original post - cached version

  The great Greek philosopher, Plato, more than 2000 years ago argued that a democracy will eventually deteriorate into an oligarchy (or plutocracy) which, in time, will further degenerate into a dictatorship where society is ruled by a man exhibiting only the basest of emotions. Today, there is...

Project Censored - 2016-12-30 - Original post - cached version

On this week’s program, we hear a speech by Ralph Nader, recorded in Berkeley CA this past October, and hosted by Mickey Huff. Nader spoke on some of the themes of his latest book, “Breaking Through Power,” and explained his proposal for a public-interest lobbying organization with a presence in...

Project Censored - 2016-12-20 - Original post - cached version

For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey discuss the conflict in Syria; their guest is independent journalist Eva Bartlett, who recently returned from Aleppo and is now on a US speaking tour. She explains why most corporate media coverage of Syria, and even some progressive coverage,...

Project Censored - 2016-12-09 - Original post - cached version

By Peter Phillips Professor Watch List: A Racist Violation of Free Speech By Peter Phillips Turning Point USA is biased against black faculty and freedom of speech. Turning Point is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012. They sponsor Professor Watch List http://www....

Project Censored - 2016-12-06 - Original post - cached version

In the first half of the program, mathematician Rick Luttmann discusses ranked-choice voting and why it is superior to the prevalent “plurality voting” system. Also, investigative journalist Greg Palast returns to Project Censored to explain how GOP voter supression tactics may have helped...

Project Censored - 2016-11-28 - Original post - cached version

Peter and Mickey begin the program with a case study in independent publishing: Seven Stories Press. The guests are Seven Stories’ publisher, Dan Simon, and author/cartoonist Ted Rall, whose work is published at Seven Stories (Seven Stories is also the publisher of Project Censored’s books)....

Project Censored - 2016-11-28 - Original post - cached version

AQUS CAFÉ 189 H St. at 2nd, Downtown Petaluma Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:00 P.M., Free! Hosted by Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College INVESTIGATIVE SOCIOLOGY and SOCIAL JUSTICE in SONOMA COUNTY Join us for an evening...

Project Censored - 2016-11-19 - Original post - cached version

by Peter Phillips Editor’s note: This is the text of a talk delivered at the 9/11 Film Festival at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA, September, 2016 Globalization of trade and central banking has empowered private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human...

Project Censored - 2016-11-18 - Original post - cached version

Since March 2015, Yemen has been ravaged by armed conflict between the incumbent administration headed by President Abdrahbuh Mansour and the religious-political Houthi insurgency, sometimes linked to terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The US had prioritized its anti-terrorism efforts in the...

Project Censored - 2016-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Peter and Mickey get reactions to the Trump presidential victory from Northern Californa college students, faculty, and a Green Party campaigner. Next is a quick update from Standing Rock, North Dakota by a student supporter of the protest. Finally, a conversation with long-time human-rights...

Project Censored - 2016-11-11 - Original post - cached version

Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary 1280 N. McDowell Blvd in Petaluma, CA Monday November 14th- 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. Only $10 at the door (students with valid ID $5) Proceeds benefit Project Censored Come celebrate Project Censored’s 40th Anniversary! There will be pizza and salad from Sonoma Mountain Pizza;...

Project Censored - 2016-11-07 - Original post - cached version

Peter Phillips is joined this week by guest co-host and sociologist Michael Sukhoff. Their first guest is author Michael Parenti, who discusses the nature of American empire. Then two guests, Noah Treanor and Paulette Moore, phone in to describe their experiences at Standing Rock, North Dakota,...

Project Censored - 2016-11-01 - Original post - cached version

Mickey and guest co-host Michael Levitin address four social-justice and environmental issues: With a measure to legalize recreation marijuna use on November’s California ballot, Mark Armstrong explains how creating a state bank, among other benefits, could aid the financial side of marijuana...

Project Censored - 2016-10-24 - Original post - cached version

In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, “Ike’s Distopian Dream,” where he examines the many ways that President Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex has proven correct.For the second half of the program, Mickey and...

Project Censored - 2016-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Project Censored has just released its latest yearbook of stories under-reported or misreported by U.S. corporate media. On today’s program, Peter and Mickey speak to three individuals who contributed to, or edited, “Censored 2017.” Andy Lee Roth co-edited the book with Mickey; he also teaches...

Project Censored - 2016-10-12 - Original post - cached version

In the first half-hour, author and professor Carol Anderson rejoins the Project Censored Show to discuss structural racism in the US, especially in the context of the presidential campaign. In the second half of the program, human-rights activists Hector Aristizabal and Isabel Garcia speak about...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

How do we at Project Censored identify and evaluate independent news stories, and how do we know that the Top 25 stories that we bring forward each year are not only relevant and significant, but also trustworthy? The answer is that each candidate news story undergoes rigorous review, which...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In March 2015, Kelly Weill reported in Capital New York that computers operating at One Police Plaza, the headquarters of the New York Police Department (NYPD), had been used “to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of alleged police brutality,” including the entries for Eric Garner, Sean...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change, held in December 2015 in Paris, featured lofty rhetoric about international cooperation to tackle climate change, including overtures by the US and other nations to include India. Anticipating the Paris summit, World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In December 2015, D. Parvaz published “Selling American Girls,” a seven-part investigative report for Al Jazeera America that documented sex trafficking in the US. Each part of her report examined a different role in the sex trafficking trade and its enforcement, from the prostitutes and their...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

The Department of Education and school districts throughout the US are working with billionaire families such as the Waltons and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to undermine public education, Dustin Beilke reported for PR Watch in January 2016. Instead of defending public education in pursuit of...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In March 2016, inmates from two highly secretive US prisons, known as Communication Management Units (CMUs), appealed a previous summary judgment for the government in their case against the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In March 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia had ruled...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In January 2016, Walmart publicized a plan to close 269 of its retail stores. As Jeff Bryant reported for AlterNet, the announcement was significant news in small towns and suburban communities directly affected by the closures, but otherwise it did not garner prominent media attention. “Stories...

Project Censored - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Consumers in the US generate an estimated 3.14 million tons of electronic waste annually, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, and about 40 percent of this—50,000 dump trucks a year—goes to be recycled. A 2016 study by the Basel Action Network (BAN), a nonprofit that aims to end...

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