This week’s show takes a look back at some of the most important news under reported stories of 2015 with Project Censored’s Mickey Huff.
Among the stories we will be discussing are:
- Half of global wealth owned by the 1 percent
- Oil industry illegally dumps fracking wastewater
- 89 percent of Pakistani drone victims not identifiable as militants
- Popular resistance to corporate water grabbing
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More about this week’s guest:
Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and is on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College (DVC) in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is co-chair of the history department. Huff is co-host with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips of the Project Censored Show. The program airs weekly as part of The Morning Mix on Pacifica’s KPFA Free Speech Radio in Berkeley, CA, and rebroadcasts on several stations including NoLiesRadio.org and the Progressive Radio Network out of New York City. He is also on the steering committee of Banned Books Week working with members of the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, among others, as Project Censored is a co-sponsor of the events this year.
Huff has been interviewed by affiliates of NPR, PBS, ABC, Pacifica, The New York Times Co., Russia Today (RT TV), Progressive Radio Network, Republic Broadcasting, and many other commercial and independent news media outlets. He has been a lecturer at numerous colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area, including in sociology at Sonoma State University. Huff speaks regularly at venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the US on issues of censorship, propaganda, media literacy, and historiography.
Huff’s work has appeared in numerous academic journals and books (published by Praeger, Palgrave Macmillan, Emerald) and has been published by many online news and commentary sites from the far left to the libertarian right including Global Research, Truthout, Buzzflash, Dissident Voice, Lew Rockwell, The Daily Bell, Information Clearinghouse, and The Daily Censored, among others. He testified as an expert at the Kent State Truth Tribunal in New York City in 2010 and has been an outspoken advocate for addressing historical inaccuracies in the Kent State shootings of 1970 as well as many other events in the recent past. He has been a co-editor, editor, and/or contributor to the award-winning Censored annual book series from 2008 to the present, all published by Seven Stories Press in New York City.
Before becoming the current director of Project Censored, Huff was the associate director of Project Censored, where the Project was honored with a PEN literary award during this period. He was also previously co-director of the alternative public opinion polling group Retropoll. Huff teaches courses in the social sciences and US history with an emphasis on the recent past. His special areas of focus include “Money, Power, and Politics” and “Critical Reasoning in History.” His critical thinking courses have addressed “History in the Making: Contemporary Historiography, Mass Media, and the Rough Draft of History.” The subtopic for the course is “America, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Case Studies in Media Myth-Making and the Propaganda of Historical Construction.”
Huff is a member of numerous academic, professional, and community based organizations. He is also a musician and composer of over twenty-five years. He lives with his family in northern California.