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

From LGBTQ movements and indigenous farming struggles to Black Lives Matter and efforts to create sustainable development, women around the world are leading the way toward greater social justice. In YES! Magazine, Rucha Chitnis wrote that, as responses to “corporate power, land grabs, economic...

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

Over one hundred inmates in privatized, immigrant-only prisons have died, many in disturbing circumstances involving negligent medical and mental health care, Seth Freed Wessler reported for the Nation in January 2016. Wessler’s article documented the deadly consequences of medical neglect in...

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

On his election, President Obama promised greater governmental transparency to the American people. In practice, the Obama administration has set a record for failures to find and produce government documents in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. As Ted Bridis and Jack...

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

We need to understand climate change through the lens of gender equality, Georgie Johnson reported for Greenpeace’s Energydesk in March 2016. As Johnson’s report showed, climate change has different impacts on men and women, based on preexisting social and economic inequalities. Because most...

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

Since 1988, the US government has paid $3.2 billion to 4,150 individuals and families for injuries and deaths attributed to shots for flu, diphtheria, whooping cough, and other conditions. Though vaccines “remain one of the greatest success stories in public health,” Tracy Seipel reported, “for...

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

The Spring 2016 issue of YES! Magazine featured articles on the theme “After Oil.” Bill McKibben, the founder of, wrote that, when it comes to climate change, the essential problem is not “industry versus environmentalists, or Republicans against Democrats. It’s people against physics.”...

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

Based on new interviews with Cofer Black, the former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, and George Tenet, the former director of the CIA, Chris Whipple reported in Politico that the George W. Bush administration ignored CIA warnings in the months before 9/11. Noting that neither...

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

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) into law as part of a 2,000 page omnibus spending bill. As drafted, CISA was intended to “improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats,...

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

Pharmaceutical companies have been among the biggest political spenders for years, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. As Mike Ludwig of Truthout reported, based on CRP data, large pharmaceutical companies made over $51 million in campaign donations during the 2012...

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

At least four years into the crisis in Syria, “most people have no idea how this war even got started,” Mnar Muhawesh reported for MintPress News in September 2015. In 2011–12, after Syrian president Bashar al-Assad refused to cooperate with Turkey’s proposal to create a natural gas pipeline...

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

Five years after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Dahr Jamail reported that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) officials in charge of the plant continue to release large quantities of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean. Arnold...

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

According to Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, sociologists and authors of the book $2.00 per Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, in 2011 more than 1.5 million US families—including three million children—lived on as little as two dollars per person per day in any given month. Edin and...

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

According to a June 2015 United Nations report, sixty million people worldwide are now refugees due to conflict in their home nations. The UN report indicated that during 2014 one out of every 122 people was a refugee, internally displaced, or an asylum seeker; and over half of these refugees...

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

From search engine algorithms to electronic voting machines, technology provides opportunities for manipulation of voters and their votes in ways that could profoundly affect the results of the 2016 election. In the US, the 2012 presidential election was won by a margin of just 3.9 percent; and...

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

If you throw a dart at a world map and do not hit water, Nick Turse reported for TomDispatch, the odds are that US Special Operations Forces “have been there sometime in 2015.” According to a spokesperson for Special Operations Command (SOCOM), in 2015 Special Operations Forces (SOF) deployed in...

Project Censored - 2016-09-29 - Original post - cached version

Banned-Books Week 2016 is here, and Mickey spends the hour in conversation with three defenders of the “freedom to read.” They explore some of the ways in which students’ access to books can be inhibited. In keeping with this year’s BBW theme of “diversity”, the guests note that most books...

Project Censored - 2016-09-19 - Original post - cached version

October 1 & 2, 2016 Sonoma State University Student Union Building Ballroom B Admission: Free Website: Sponsors: SSU School of Social Science, Sociology Department, Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored...

Project Censored - 2016-09-16 - Original post - cached version

Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff This year, Project Censored—the non-profit media watchdog organization, founded at Sonoma State University (SSU) by Professor Carl Jensen—celebrates forty years of documenting significant news stories that independent journalists and news organizations have covered...

Project Censored - 2016-09-14 - Original post - cached version

In recognition of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, today’s guest is Tony Rooke, producer of the recent documentary “Incontrovertible.” The film focuses on the question, why did World Trade Center Building 7 fall, when it was not struck by a plane? “Incontrovertible” also is...

Project Censored - 2016-09-06 - Original post - cached version

Peter Phillips and guest co-host Michael Levitan spend the hour with Brian Wilson, the peace activist who survived being run over by a munitions train during a demonstration at a California naval base 29 years ago. Wilson recounts his transformation from Vietnam-War hawk to veteran to antiwar...

Project Censored - 2016-08-31 - Original post - cached version

For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with author and Code-Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin; her new book, “Kingdom of the Unjust,” examines the history of U.S.-Saudi Arabian relations, and how the two governments remain close despite the Saudis’ repressing their own population...

Project Censored - 2016-08-23 - Original post - cached version

Mickey speaks with two authors in the new “Hot Books” series. First, Nicholas Schou discusses “Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood.” Then Alexander Zaitchik describes his study of Trump voters, “Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump’s America.” Also on hand...

Project Censored - 2016-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Monsanto misled the public into thinking its pesticides are safe and do not cause cancer when it knew that it does, Sharon Lerner from The Intercept reported on May 17, 2016. As of April 2016, John Sanders and Frank Tanner are suing Monsanto because the company did not conduct the necessary...

Project Censored - 2016-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Each year, over 65,000 women in the United States suffer life-threatening complications, including physical and psychological conditions aggravated by pregnancy, and over 600 die from pregnancy related causes. Elizabeth Dawes Gay reports the vast impact of the health care system collapse on...

Project Censored - 2016-08-17 - Original post - cached version

In April 2016, twenty-one plaintiffs, aged eight to nineteen, brought a lawsuit against the federal government and the fossil fuel industry to the United States Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon. Judge Thomas Coffin ruled in favor of the plaintiffs’ charge that the federal government...

Project Censored - 2016-08-16 - Original post - cached version

In 2014, then US Attorney General Eric Holder warned that so-called risk scores might be injecting bias into the nation’s judicial system. As ProPublica reported in May 2015, courtrooms across the country use risk scores, also known as risk assessments, to rate a defendant’s risk of future crime...

Project Censored - 2016-08-16 - Original post - cached version

In May 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services added a rule to the Affordable Care Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. However, as Mallory Locklear reported for Women’s eNews, although the amendment, known as Section 1557...

Project Censored - 2016-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Migrant women working in Sonoma County’s famous vineyards are “coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers,” Trina Moyles and KJ Dakin reported for YES! Magazine in June 2016. As Moyles and Dakin wrote, “Thousands of women from Mexico and...

Project Censored - 2016-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Jorge Rivas and Rafa Fernandez de Castro of Fusion reported that, following the horrific Pulse Nightclub massacre on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, victims without legal status now face “a whole additional set of challenges in the wake of the horrible mass-shooting.” Their report describes...

Project Censored - 2016-08-03 - Original post - cached version

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in discussion with Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor, author, and media critic. Their conversation included both critiques of corporate media’s recent performance (such as coverage of the presidential campaign), and ongoing developments that threaten freedom of...

Project Censored - 2016-07-25 - Original post - cached version

In the first half of the show, Anthony DiMaggio and Andrew Austin rebut some of the anti-Black Lives Matter commentaries circulating in corporate media; they note, for example, that on-the-job deaths of police are much lower today than in the 1980s. Next, a discussion about the annual...

Project Censored - 2016-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Mickey Huff and his guests examine the presumptive presidential nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties. First, Ted Rall discusses the career and political leanings of Donald Trump. In the second half of the program, Robbie Martin and Eric Draitser explain why many of the best-known...

Project Censored - 2016-07-12 - Original post - cached version

In the first half of the program, a look at recent controversies at the Berkeley, CA public library — accelerated discarding of books, diminution of librarians’ authority, and punishment of whistleblowers — a case study in changes affecting public libraries around the country.  The guests are a...

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

On February 17th, 2016, French Parliament voted to extend the nation’s state of emergency for three months. A state of emergency allows the police and other authorities to perform raids without warrants, and to place citizens under house arrest without prior judge approval, among other things....

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

The year 2003 was a game changer when two Pennsylvania State Correction facilities were shut down and relocated to a new facility, the State Correctional Institute at Fayette (SCI Fayette), outside the town LaBelle, which was built directly on top of an old coal mine and adjacent to a fly ash...

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

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with media scholar Robert McChesney, discussing topics from political conditions in the U-S to a plan for financing independent media. McChesney teaches in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois; among his recent bookstore “...

Project Censored - 2016-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author Carol Anderson. Her latest book, “White Rage,” chronicles the history of white resistance and obstruction to African-American equality, from the Reconstruction period to modern times. Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American...

Project Censored - 2016-06-21 - Original post - cached version

This week’s Project Censored features a recent speech by long-time peace organizer Medea Benjamin. She examines recent successes and setbacks for the antiwar movement, and discusses her current campaigns. Medea Benjamin is cofounder of the womens’ peace group Code Pink and the fair trade...

Project Censored - 2016-06-14 - Original post - cached version

By Peter Phillips The Orlando mass murderer, Omar Mateen, worked for G4S, one of the largest private security employers in the world. G4S has some 625,000 employees spanning five continents in more than 120 countries. As a private security company it provides services for both governments as...

Project Censored - 2016-06-13 - Original post - cached version

This week’s program looks at recent events in Honduras, including the 2009 coup, the 2012 killing of four villagers by a joint US-Honduran patrol at Ahuas, and the March 2016 assassination of indigenous environmental campaigner Berta Caceres. The guests examine some of the underlying...

Project Censored - 2016-06-05 - Original post - cached version

In light of President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima on May 27, Peter and Mickey spend the hour with historian Peter Kuznick, who has written extensively about President Truman’s decision to drop the bomb. The conversation encompasses nuclear history, and also covers contemporary issues, including...

Project Censored - 2016-05-31 - Original post - cached version

Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff devote the hour to a conversation with author Peter Dale Scott about his latest book, “The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on U.S. Democracy.” This wide-ranging discussion examines the “deep state,” an evolving level of secret government...

Project Censored - 2016-05-24 - Original post - cached version

To honor the recent passing of JFK-assassination researcher Mark Lane, Project Censored presents a rebroadcast of an interview with Lane, done in 2013 as part of a series on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Lane challenged the official story of the assassination from the very beginning...

Project Censored - 2016-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Exciting News! Recently, consumer advocate, attorney, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader invited Project Censored director Mickey Huff to speak at his historic “Breaking Through Power” event in Washington D.C., at Constitution Hall. Day two of the four day event, Tuesday May 24th,...

Project Censored - 2016-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Peter and Mickey spend the hour with professor Kenn Burrows and students from San Francisco State University, one of Project Censored’s affiliate campuses, and discuss some of the under-reported stories the students found in their research; the topics range from a clean and carbon-neutral...

Project Censored - 2016-05-10 - Original post - cached version

The presidential primaries offer a single choice for both Democrats and Republicans to vote for empire and permanent war. This year’s entertainment spectacle, what we call democratic elections, is a particularly gross circus of meaninglessness, misinformation, sound bites, and lies. Both parties...

Project Censored - 2016-05-09 - Original post - cached version

For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with author David Swanson about unending war and the state of the US peace movement. Then, a look back at the Kent State massacre, now 46 years old. The guests are Laurel Krause, sister of shooting victim Allison Krause, and founder of...

Project Censored - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Peter, Mickey and their guests discuss how to teach critical media literacy, and the role of media literacy in promoting social justice. Rob Williams teaches at the University of Vermont, Robin Williams at Fordham University; Nolan Higdon teaches at several Northern California colleges, and is a...

Project Censored - 2016-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Peter and Mickey spend the hour examining immigration issues. They speak to two undocumented young adults who arrived in the US as children. Also on the show are two immigration attorneys, who explain the Obama Administration’s DACA and DAPA actions — one of which is now before the Supreme Court...

Project Censored - 2016-04-25 - Original post - cached version

The following is a transcript of a speech given on April 16, in Oakland, CA, by By Peter Phillips A Socialist Action Public Forum: “Donald TRUMP and Co. Incipient Fascism in the U.S. today?” Neo Fascists, racists, and misogynistic people, always present is American society, are finding new voice...


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