THE PROJECT CENSORED NEWSLETTER June 2022

by Project Censored
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Special Summer Fundraiser Featuring Let’s Agree to Disagree: Help Us Bring Interns to Our Fall Conference!

The Project is raising money to bring our stellar summer interns to the Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas, co-sponsored by the Media Freedom Foundation, in Oakland, California, this October. To fund interns’ travel and lodging we are seeking to raise $2,500.

We are offering signed copies of Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon’s latest book, Let’s Agree to Disagree: A Critical Thinking Guide to Communication, Conflict Management, and Critical Media Literacy (Routledge, 2022), to show our appreciation to the first 25 people who donate $100 or more for this purpose.

You can make a special one-time donation here. Please include a note with your donation, flagging it for “Intern travel.” We’ll be glad to send a signed copy of Let’s Agree to Disagree as thanks for your support.

Of course, donations at all levels will help us reach our goal.

Consistent with the Project’s support of student interns, Let’s Agree to Disagree highlights critical thinking and media literacy skills as crucial components of civil discourse. Noted scholar Henry Giroux, author of Neoliberalism’s War on Education,  highly recommends Let’s Agree to Disagree for “anyone who believes that literacy, truth, rationality, and civic courage are essential to fighting for a radical democracy.”


Book Writing Season is Here

This summer, the Project Censored team is diligently working to complete our next yearbook, State of the Free Press 2023, to be published this December by the Censored Press and our partners at Seven Stories Press. We’re putting the finishing touches on it as you read this month’s newsletter, while also working with our interns, continuing our weekly public affairs radio program, and gearing up for a busy Fall with the release of another Censored Press title, The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People, by our own Media Revolution Collective. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to that October release date!

 


On the Radio

During the past month, the Project Censored Show has featured programs on the Global Civil War: Capitalism Post Pandemic, with Peter Phillips, the program’s former cohost, who rejoined Mickey Huff for the hour to engage sociologist William I. Robinson in conversation about Robinson’s latest book, Global Civil War: Capitalism Post Pandemic (PM Press). Phillips, author of Giants: The Global Power Elite, and Robinson offered ideas about what kinds of popular movements will be most effective in confronting a new, pandemic-adapted variant of predatory capitalism.

In another episode, Eleanor Goldfield spoke with former leader of the Feminist Initiative party in Sweden, Farida al-Abani (Swedish “Neutrality,” Issues With NATO, and Oil Politics). Al-Abani and Goldfield discussed Sweden’s militaristic tendencies, including the push for the reputedly “neutral” nation to join NATO, and its role as one of the world’s largest weapons exporters. In the show’s second  segment, Mickey spoke with attorney and author Charlotte Dennett about her latest book, Follow the Pipelines, which explores the pervasive, historical role of oil and gas in politics and war, right up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Picture of Supreme CourtFinally, after the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft of the Supreme Court’s decision on a case that would reverse the Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, Eleanor Goldfieldaddressed abortion and abortion rights (Roe vs. Wade, and the “Pro-Choice” State of California). This program featured Jessica Pinckney, executive director of Access Reproductive Justice, in conversation with Goldfield. Their discussion included how providers will adapt if Roe is indeed reversed. In the show’s first half, Goldfield reflected on her own experience, as a woman and mother, addressing reproductive choice as an important component of health care and an essential element of bodily autonomy.