Noted author and historian Michael Parenti joins Peter and Mickey in the studio to discuss his latest book, "Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies." Later in the program, we hear excerpts from a 2012 Parenti speech on "The One Percent Pathology and the Myths of Capitalism”
Historian Peter Kuznick joins the program to speak about vital historical information that often isn't taught in US schools, such as the massive death toll of the Vietnam War, or the predominant role of the USSR in the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II. Peter Kuznick teaches history at American University; he's co-author of "Untold History of the United States," and co-producer (with Oliver Stone) of the Untold History cable-TV series. The program concludes with audio excerpts from the Untold History TV series.
Consumer advocate and political reformer Ralph Nader speaks with Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff about his latest book "Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President 2001-2015;" the conversation covers topics from trade treaties and Democratic presidential candidates, to Gaza, Israel and AIPAC. In the second half of the program, we hear excerpts from a 2014 Nader speech, where he explored the idea of a left-right alliance against the corporate domination of government.
This May Day program begins with musicologist TM Scruggs sharing some of the best-known labor and revolutionary ballads. Then Santa Rosa, Calif. organizer Luis Santoyo explains some of the May Day actions taking place in his city. Geoff Davidian of the Real News Network discusses the rights of citizens to film police. Finally, a look at the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. Joseph Lewis was shot and wounded that day; Laurel Krause lost her sister to the National Guard's gunfire.
This week's program offers two perspectives on global capitalism and permanent war. Sociologist William Robinson makes the case that the present state of capitalism may be a "systemic crisis," something not seen in centuries. Then peace advocate Kathy Kelly relates her experiences, from Afghanistan to US prisons, and refutes the notion of"humanitarian war."
William Robinson teaches Sociology at UC Santa Barbara. Kathy Kelly is the founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
On the Project Censored Show Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips discuss Smart Meters, Mass Surveillance, and Public Health Concerns. They’ll look at some of the controversies surrounding Smart Meters, including those revealed in e mails between CA PG&E and the CA PUC, among these are spying on customer use and sharing private information with third parties, which has been confirmed by the Northern California ACLU. They interview Cindy Sage of Sage Associates, an international environmental sciences consulting firm in Santa Barbara, and Sandi Maurer with the EMF Safety Network. They close the program in discussion with Kenn Burrows, longtime lecturer and director of the Holistic Health Leaning Center at San Francisco State University, where they address the precautionary principle and the broader and increasingly relevant public health risks associated with EMFs and WiFi technologies that are being recognized both in the scientific community and by governments around the world. http://projectcensored.podbean.com/mf/web/6qj8gw/ProjectCensored041715.mp3 Download this episode (right click and
This week’s Project Censored Show focuses on police violence and prisons. The program begins with Carl Dix examining the fatal shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. Then Jeff Mackler gives an update on the medical condition of Pennsylvania inmate Mumia abu Jamal, and we hear abu Jamal’s latest recorded commentary. In the second half of the program, Maya Schenwar discusses her new book about the prison system, “Locked Down, Locked Out,” and makes the case for shrinking the prison system.Carl Dix is cofounder of the Stop-Mass-Incarceration Network; Jeff Mackler is director of the Mobilization to Free Mumia abu Jamal. Maya Schenwar is editor-in-chief of Truthout.org. http://projectcensored.podbean.com/mf/web/ix7tgr/ProjectCensored041015.mp3 Download this episode (right click and
This week's show is a speech by author Peter Dale Scott in which he discusses both the "deep state"
(the network of powerful institutions behind the elected officials) and the history and expansion of the
federal "Continuity of Government" program. He spoke at Sonoma State University as part of the campus's
first Social Justice Week March 26.
Mickey Huff interviews Nolan Higdon regarding his recent series "Justice for Sale,” a Project Censored investigative report on prison privatization. Then we hear highlights from a recent speech by former Black Panther Charlotte O'Neal, aka "Mama C."
Nolan Higdon is a college history instructor in the San Francisco Bay area. Charlotte O'Neal was a member of the Black Panther Party in Kansas City in the the 1960s. Today she operates a school and community center in Tanzania.
Peter, Mickey and their guests speak about independent journalism, transparency in government,
and social justice education. Abby Martin speaks about her years as host of "Breaking the Set"
on RT Television. Then Tanya Ward Jordan and Michael McCray examine new legislation meant
to enhance whistleblower protection in government and the financial sector. Finally, Sonoma State
University student Shelby Wade talks about organizing a Social Justice Week on her campus.