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)
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.
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.