Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13
Paul Roland interviews John Stauber, long-time activist, investigative reporter and author. They discuss Stauber's beginnings and history as an activist, from protesting the Viet Nam war and organizing a teach-in at his high school on the first Earth Day in 1970, to fighting herbicide spraying in the National Forests and against genetically modified growth hormones for cows, to exposing government and industry propaganda. They talk at length about politics within the environmental movement, and the way large environmental organizations or "Big Green" groups, have often worked against more comprehensive or radical change as they have allied themselves with big-money foundations, the Democratic Party and even corporations, and often wittingly or unwittingly done the bidding of Wall Street.
Stauber also founded and was director for many years of the Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Wisconsin. He has written hundreds of articles for their newsletter, PR Watch, as well as for numerous other print and online publications. He has also co-authored six books on government and corporate propaganda and the public relations industry, including "Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry," "Trust Us, We're Experts," and "Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq."
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