Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, Charlie Smith of Great Fire joins us to talk about his organization’s efforts in exposing censorship in China both from government authorities and complicit corporate media interests
And later, Cora Currier of The Intercept is on the phone to discuss her recent stories for the independent media outlet, including her latest on secret manuals sold to governments across the world to help undermine the last line of defense for your online privacy.
For further reference, we’ll be discussing the recent Lena Dunham “sexual abuse” scandal (the passage of her book, Not That Kind of Girl, on the subject can be found here) that plagued headlines over the weekend, as well as another of Cora’s stories for The Intercept on the complicity of the American Psychiatric Association with CIA torture during the American occupation of Iraq.
The spoken word segments of today’s show feature the talents of Jared Paul and Scott Woods.
As always, don’t forget to check out our Twitter account for the latest in independent media and underreported news.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Feminist scholars to Obama: End prosecution of Palestinian survivor of sexual torture” (Oct 24, The Electronic Intifada)
“Abbas lauds Sweden’s decision to recognize Palestinian state” (Oct 30, The Jerusalem Post)
“Release of offshore records draws worldwide response” (Oct 29, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
“The trouble with official statistics for ‘justifiable’ police homicides” (Oct 31, Project Censored)
“Nobody Knows How Many Americans the Police Kill Each Year” (Aug 19, FiveThirtyEight)
“Flush with mystery money, Kentucky nonprofit haunts Grimes’ Senate bid” (Oct 29, The Center for Public Integrity)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.” (Oct 27, The New York Times)
“Illinois releases prisoner, bringing wrongful conviction full circle” (Oct 30, Reuters)
“As debate rages, GMO labeling votes loom in Oregon, Colorado” (Oct 29, Reuters)
Update: “Food votes: GMO labels rejected in Colorado and Oregon; Berkeley taxes soda” (Nov 5, Grist)
“Syrian regime denounces Turkey for allowing foreign fighters to enter Kobane” (Oct 30, The Washington Post)
“Peshmerga, Syrian rebels battle Islamic State in besieged Kobani” (Nov 3, Reuters)
“Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty of Hacking Crimes in ‘Historic’ Case” (Oct 30, Newsweek)
Without further ado …
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