Jun 18 • 1HR 12M

The News That Didn’t Make The News

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Ralph welcomes back Project Censored’s Micky Huff, to give us the rundown on the latest under-reported news stories of the year and gives us his advice on how to consume a more nutritious diet of news. Plus, Ralph expounds upon a unique idea to promote more civic engagement: The Birth Year Legacy.


Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and the founder and host of The Project Censored Show, a weekly syndicated public affairs program. He is professor of social science, history, and journalism at Diablo Valley College. He has authored and edited several books including ​​United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (and what we can do about it)Let’s Agree to DisagreeProject Censored’s State of the Free Press 2022, and the forthcoming The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People.

That’s the insidious nature of the kind of censorship that the corporate media, the establishment press practice on a regular basis. They don’t follow up. They don’t follow through. And they don’t make [stories like deforestation and the seed sovereignty movement] above-the-fold, frontpage news on a regular basis, so people can be empowered to do something about it.

Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored

These big tech companies have this sort of persona that they’re hip and they’re cool and they’re not evil. And the reality is they’re just as big and bad as the traditional Fortune 500s.

Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored

You have nonprofit groups [like Amazon Watch] that in many cases are filling the void of the news desert. Those are the ones that are really paying attention to these kinds of key issues.

Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored

It actually is all of our job, as citizens in a purportedly free society, to become as informed as we can, and not outsource that to private, for-profit corporations.

Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored

Americans born in the same year will get together with one another and fund their own legacy gift to lift our country’s future… We know there’s an awful lot of unused money piling up. Trillions of dollars… It’s been called dead money. That is, it just lies there.  It doesn’t help anybody, create anything in terms of improved justice, peace.

Ralph Nader

Once they have the inspiration that they want to get together and make a permanent legacy gift to America, whether it’s national, regional, state — that’s the most important thing. When you take some of these dead trillions and trillions of dollars, and put it to exciting movements for a better livelihood and a better community.

Ralph Nader


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