We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, October 23, 2016

War, US Government Corporate Propaganda, The CIA And The Russian "Putin Threat"

Click here if you wish to access this 33:34m video interview with Prof. Mark Crispin Miller directly from YouTube. (Note: I could not find it on KPFA's Workweek program which is credited with doing the interview.) 

I originally discovered Miller around 1990 when I subscribed to his email list to receive his articles. This was before the World Wide Web. After the web was established, I dropped my subscription. To my delight I re-discovered Miller only in the last few years. Since then I have become even more impressed with his integrity and his exceptional knowledge about media and propaganda. It was wonderful to learn that this tenured professor of media studies at NY University is still very active in exposing the widespread use of dis-informing propaganda that our ruling class masters are using incessantly to keep ordinary people in complete ignorance about what they are doing.
New York University professor Mark Crispin Miller talks about war, the US government propaganda, the corporate media, the CIA and the Russian "Putin" threat. Miller also reports on how the corporate media tried to get him fired using a NYU graduate student working for VICE owned by Rupert Murdock. He also discusses the role of the United States in overthrowing the Ukraine government and establishing a neo-fascist government. He also analyses the role of the CIA and the US government in their organized effort to demonize Putin and Russia and create a US population hysteria similar to the 1950s possibly leading to martial law and war with Russia.
This interview was done during the Project Censored 40th anniversary at Sonoma State University on October 22, 2016 by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek host Steve Zeltzer.