MEDIA ROOTS – Abby & Robbie Martin cover Occupy Wall Street: the police state repression against the First Amendment, the Democratic Party’s attempt to co-opt the movement, the Obama administration’s hypocrisy to praise revolution abroad and censor it at home, the fact that the Tea Party and OWS are fighting two heads of the same beast, the “Black Bloc” provocateurs and their attempt to discredit peaceful movements; media censorship and the fact that news anchors are repeaters, not reporters; the two-tiered justice system catered toward the elite; citizen journalism and its role in allowing participation and unification in the global revolution.
Abby Martin of Media Roots talks to political activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about Project Censored, the landscape of media censorship, the establishment co-opting of the tea party, the two party dictatorship in the US, Obama’s exacerbation of Bush era policies and the recent assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Q and A with Ralph Nader after his talk at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, CA on October 1, 2011. Nader talks about the Occupy Wall Street protests, Gandhi’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, media reform, his presidential candidacy and how we need to continue fighting for change.
Peter Phillips from Project Censored speaks about managed news and 9/11 at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater for their 9/11 film festival on 9/8/11.
Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored gives a brief yet powerful talk about corporate news censorship and the media blackout surrounding 9/11 at the Grand Lake Theater.
MEDIA ROOTS– This episode covers sensationalism in the corporate media about meaningless issues, media censorship about nuclear energy and the terrifying reality of Fukushima, issues surrounding war and US imperialism, the current global democratic revolution and the need for more artists to get involved in politics, Charlie Veitch’s 180 regarding 9/11 and the importance for us to be our own leaders in our quest for truth.
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Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, speaks at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA on May 19, 2011. Mickey discusses censorship in the media landscape, Project Censored’s organizational mission and their 2011 book uncovering the top 25 most censored stories from 2010.
During the Q & A, Mickey discusses 9/11 censorship in the alternative and corporate media as well as election fraud.