In light of the historic California drought and a global water crisis, Peter and Mickey devote this week's program to a look at water issues. First, investigative journalists Katharine Mieskowski and Lance Willliams explain how some water usage data is being kept away from journalists and the public. Then spoken-word artist Nick George offers a poem about water, power and money. In the second half of the program, Project Censored researcher Steven Feher shares what he's uncovered about ground water contamination from fracking. Finally, author Kirk Hylan explores the possible benefits of advanced desalination technology.
Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips present a theme on the Risks of Global War— US State Department Propaganda and the US/NATO agenda: They interview Author/activist Steve Lendman about his book Flashpoints in Ukraine and how the US Drive for Hegemony risks World Wart III . Additionally, they talk with Eric Draitser regarding the how the civil war in Syria is now turning into a much larger regional war. Eric Draitser teaches at Hunter College, and is the founder of www.stopimperialism.org
Peter Phillips interviews Nick Turse, who speaks about the largely unseen role US forces are playing in Africa, with a special focus on the civil war in South Sudan. Then Dana Frank and Mark Sullivan discuss the US-backed Honduran government's program of free-market "model cities" (ZEDEs), in which corporate control will supersede the rights of Honduran citizens.
Nick Turse is the author of "Tomorrow's Battlefield: US Proxy Wars and Special Ops in Africa." Dana Frank teaches history at the University of California. Mark Sullivan is an environmental attorney and human rights advocate.
Co-hosts Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff speak with four guests taking part in the "What's Possibl" conference in San Francisco the weekend of May 30-31.Steven Jay is the organizer of the conference, Barry Dyke is the author of "Pirates of Manhattan." Sarah van Gelder is editor-in-chief of Yes Magazine; Ken Burrows teaches Holistic Health at San Francisco State University.
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.
Program summary: Hosts Peter Phillips and Miya McHugh examine LGBTQ issues in contemporary America. The first guest, Sonoma State University sociologist James Joseph Dean, discusses his new book “Straights;” Dean contends that today’s “post-closeted” queer community has also impacted the sexual identity of straight heterosexuals in American society. Later in the program, a queer-youth viewpoint from from College of Marin student Caitlin McCoy. http://projectcensored.podbean.com/mf/web/jbk8e3/ProjectCensored022715.mp3 Download this episode (right click and