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 neoconservatives are endorsing Hilary Clinton. Ted Rall is an author and syndicated political cartoonist; his latest book is "Trump, A Graphic Biography." Robbie Martin is a documentary filmmaker, and producer of "A Very Heavy Agenda." Eric Draitser writes at www.stopimperialism.org
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 Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Her previous works include "Eyes Off the Prize" and "Bourgeois Radicals."
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 organization Global Exchange. She spoke at Sonoma State University on March 25, 2016, as part of the student-organized Social Justice Week.
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 institutions and circumstances there,
including the heavily militarized Honduran police, the US "drug war," and US willingness to use drug trafficking accusations to bring down critics of the country's ruling party.
Co-host Maria Robinson is with the Honduran Solidary Network in California.
Karen Spring is also with the Honduran Solidarity Network, and is based in Honduras.
Judy Ancel is president of the Cross-Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, based in Kansas City.
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 the U-S "pivot" to Asia, the rise of China as a military power, and the contrast between Obama's words on nuclear disarmament, and his deeds.
Peter Kuznick, Professor of History, Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, The Untold History of the United States
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 separate from the elected government. Scott looks at the origins of the deep state, its communications and finances, and its involvement in landmark events, from the JFK assassination to Watergate to September 11 and beyond.
More information on Peter Dale Scott and his work can be found at his web site, www.peterdalescott.net
This is a re-edited version of the November 21, 2014 Project Censored Show.
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,
testified twice before the Warren Commission, and wrote several books on the assassination, most recently "Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK."
Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff spend the hour with faculty and staff 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 synthetic diesel fuel to the new concept of “generative journalism.” Download this episode (right click and
For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with author David Swanson about the state of the U-S 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 the Kent State Truth Tribunal, and activist-attorney Michael Kuzma. They discuss recently-discovered evidence, as well as Kuzma's efforts to obtain documents which could illuminate the FBI's involvement.