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Project Censored – 07.26.16

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 Whistleblower Summit, taking place July 27-29 in Washington, DC. Finally Peter Phillips provides a commentary about the annual Bohemian Club gathering in northern California. Andrew Austin teaches sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Anthony DiMaggio writes extensively at Counterpunch.org. Marcel Reid is an organizer of the Whistleblower Summit. Tom Devine is Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.

Web sites mentioned in this week’s program:
www.whistleblower.org (Government Accountability Project)
www.whistleblowersummit.com

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Resistance Radio – Cory Morningstar – 04.03.16

Cory Morningstar is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in Canada. Her recent writings can be found on Wrong Kind of Green, The Art of Annihilation and Counterpunch. Her writing has also been published by Bolivia Rising and Cambio, the official newspaper of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

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Project Censored – 11.03.15

Peter and Mickey spend the hour speaking with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of ‘critical pedagogy,’ and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich, and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces, he names the formation of a third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than limiting
their activities to the campus.

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Bruce Lesnick – Sanders and Lesser-Evilism: Is There No Line You Will Not Cross?

It is much easier to create a mess than to clean up afterwards. But clean up we must. In his piece for CounterPunch, The Sanders Paradox: a Brief for Bernie, William Kaufman constructs a veritable Augean Stables of illogic, sleight of hand and misrepresentations. His snarky argument in support of Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination could be summed up …

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Michael Hudson – Behind the Market Crash: the Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks

Sharmini Peries: The Dow Jones trading took a deep drive this week, dropping over 1,000 points in the first 20 minutes of trading. It is now slowly reversing itself, but it was the greatest loss in trading since the 2010 crash. Here to discuss all of this, we’re joined by Michael Hudson. Michael Hudson is a distinguished research professor of economics …

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Paul D. Thacker and Charles Seife – The Fight Over Transparency: Round Two

The backlash against transparency is now underway. The battles being waged are likely to leave their mark over how to perform — and how to interpret — the medical and scientific literature for many years to come. In the past two decades, it seemed like much of the debate over financial conflicts of interest had quieted. In the wake of …

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Deformed Daisies Found Near Fukushima Allegedly Caused by “Hormonal Imbalance”

Four years after the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, photos are making the rounds on the Internet of frighteningly deformed daisies in Nasushiobara City, just 70 miles from the facility. At least some in the mainstream media are leaving out important details about the cause of the flowers’ defects. A resident of Nasushiobara City tweeted out …

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“Conscious Capitalism” Icon Whole Foods Exploits Prison Labor

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, whose net worth exceeds $100 million, is a fervent proselytizer on behalf of “conscious capitalism.” A self-described libertarian, Mackey believes the solution to all of the world’s problems is letting corporations run amok, without regulation. He believes this so fervently, in fact, he wrote an entire book extolling the magnanimous virtue of the free market. …

The Social Costs Of Capitalism Are Destroying Earth’s Ability To Support Life

I admire David Ray Griffin for his wide-ranging intelligence, his research skills, and for his courage. Dr. Griffin is not afraid to take on the controversial topics. He gave us ten books on 9/11, and anyone who has read half of one of them knows that the official story is a lie. Now Griffin has taken on global warming and …

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Why a Stronger Dollar will Lead to Deflation, Recession and Crisis

“There are no nations…. no peoples…. no Russians.. no Arabs…no third worlds…no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the …