Understanding Deep Politics

Peter Phillips

A Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and President of The Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored for 15 years. Professor Philips discusses 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.

About Peter Phillips

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 Acton from Seven Stories Press. Also fromSeven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003).

Peter Phillips writes op-ed pieces for independent media nationwide having published in dozens of publications newspapers and websites including: Z magazine, Free Inquiry, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Buzzflash, Dissident Voice, Social Policy, and Briarpatch. He frequently speaks on media censorship and various socio-political issues on radio and TV talks shows including Talk of the Nation,Air America, Talk America, World Radio Network, Flashpoints, and the Jim Hightower Show.

Phillips has completed several investigative sociology research studies that are available at Projectcensored.org including: The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context, A Study of Bias in the Associated Press, Practices in Health Care and Disability insurance: Deny Delay Diminish and Blame, US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights, and The Left Progressive Media Inside the Propaganda Model.

Phillips earned a B.A. degree in Social Science in 1970 from Santa Clara University, and an M.A. degree in Social Science from California State University at Sacramento in 1974. He earned a second M.A. in Sociology in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1994. His doctoral dissertation was entitled A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club http://libweb.sonoma.edu/regional/faculty/Phillips/bohemianindex.htm

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