Live FREE Video-Cast Friday May 14th: Understanding Deep Politics Conference
Coming Up Fri May 14th - 7:00 pm Pacific - 10:00 Eastern - 02:00 GMT
LIVE FROM SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.-- Keynote Speakers -- Fri Nite Only
Project Censored Peter Phillips and Former British Spy Annie Machon
Project Censored Peter Phillips -- 'Rampant Media Consolidation'
A Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and President of The Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored for 15 years. Professor Philips will discuss rampant media consolidation and the direct correlation of what it means to have an informed public as a requirement for a democratic republic to remain a free state. Peter Phillips (Editor) is a Professor Sociology at Sonoma State University and former Director of Project Censored. He teaches classes in Media Censorship, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, and Sociology of Media. He has published thirteen editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Action from Seven Stories Press. Also from Seven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003). Website: www.mediafreedominternational.org
Former British Spy Annie Machon - 'Using Our Intelligence'
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies’ incompetence and crimes with her ex-partner, David Shayler. As a result she has had to go on the run around Europe, live in exile in France, face arrest and imprisonment, and watch as friends, family and journalists were arrested and sometimes convicted. Annie is an author, media pundit, journalist, campaigner, and prominent public speaker on a variety of issues: security and intelligence, the war on terror, press and media freedoms, secrecy legislation and government accountability. She talks about what it is like to be a spy, blow the whistle and go on the run. She also uses her insider’s knowledge to look at the current use and abuse of intelligence, which has resulted in the unending “war on terror” and the erosion of our civil rights and traditional freedoms. Annie read Classics at Cambridge University and then began a career in publishing. In 1991 she was recruited by MI5 where she was posted to their political and counter-terrorism departments. Website: www.anniemachon.com
Details and links at: http://911blogger.com/news/2010-05-13/live-free-video-cast-friday-may-...