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Male Gaze and its Impact on Gender Portrayals in Media

Male Gaze and its Impact on Gender Portrayals in Media

By Crystal Bedford, Darian Edelman, Ellie Kim, Lauren Freeman, Lisa Davis, with editing from Laura Wing, Nolan Higdon, and Mickey Huff The primary authors of this article are Project Censored interns and freshman or sophomore college students. They chose this topic, then researched and wrote this article collectively between fall of 2014 and spring of […]

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Carl Jensen – 1929—2015

Carl Jensen – 1929—2015

It is with great sadness we announce that the founder of Project Censored, Dr. Carl Jensen, passed away on April 23rd. Carl was a professor emeritus of Sociology and Communications Studies at Sonoma State University in California and author of Censored—The News That Didn’t Make the News and Why (from 1976 to 1996), 20 Years of Censored News (1997), […]

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Interview With Alejandro Castro Espín

Interview With Alejandro Castro Espín

In this interview Alejandro Castro Espín, Doctor of Political Science and social researcher openly shares his thoughts regarding the reestablishment of relations between Cuba and the United States. He also explains how Cuban participatory democracy works and his     perception of the future of Cuba. Castro Espin was in Athens during the first two […]

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JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 4: Corruption and Abuse, the Remnants of Greed

JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 4: Corruption and Abuse, the Remnants of Greed

View a version of this article that includes citation here: JUSTICE FOR SALE PART 4 This is the fourth article (PART1, PART2, PART3) in a five-part series examining the US legal system. The series collectively argues that corporate media and political rhetoric have made Americans acquiescent toward corruption in the US legal system. This piece uses […]

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JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 3: GREED BREED’S CORRUPTION

JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 3: GREED BREED’S CORRUPTION

A series by Nolan Higdon View a version of this article that includes citation here: PART 3 PROFIT OF CORRUPTION This is the third article (see PART 1 & PART 2) in a five part series examining the US legal system. The series collectively argues that corporate media and political rhetoric have made Americans acquiescent toward […]

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THE CONTOURS OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

THE CONTOURS OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D. No country on the planet is untouched by the United States government.  In fact, the US has the most powerful military on Earth and arguably the most powerful military in the history of the world.  There is no more important “affair of the state” during the life of a nation than its participation in war.  Yet […]

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JUSTICE FOR SALE- PART 2: FROM ACQUIESCENCE TO PROFIT

JUSTICE FOR SALE- PART 2: FROM ACQUIESCENCE TO PROFIT

A series by Nolan Higdon View a version of this article that includes citation here: JUSTICE FOR SALE- PART 2 – FROM ACQUIESCENCE TO PROFIT This is the second article (Part 1) in a five part series examining the US legal system. The series collectively argues that corporate media and political rhetoric have made Americans acquiescent […]

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Justice for Sale – Part 1: Declining Faith, Rising Police Violence

Justice for Sale – Part 1: Declining Faith, Rising Police Violence

A series by Nolan Higdon This is the first article in a five part series examining the US legal system. The series collectively argues that corporate media and political rhetoric have made Americans acquiescent toward corruption in the US legal system. This piece examines how discourse regarding law enforcement related issues in the US has […]

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The Ghost of “Dark Alliance”

The Ghost of “Dark Alliance”

A new movie, an old story, and a discredited corporate press Editors Note: Project Censored connected Gary Webb with Seven Stories Press for publication of his book Dark Alliance. By Brian Covert The newly released Hollywood film “Kill the Messenger,” now showing in theaters across the United States, takes on a subject that some of the […]

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Law Enforcement–Related Deaths in the US

Law Enforcement–Related Deaths in the US

“Justified Homicides” and Their Impacts on Victims’ Families This is the full study on Law Enforcement Related Deaths. This chapter was originally published in Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People. Peter Phillips, Diana Grant, and Greg Sewell For over a decade and a half, Project Censored researchers at Sonoma State University have been monitoring law enforcement–related […]

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Associate Director Andy Lee Roth Acknowledged for His Work at Pomona College

Associate Director Andy Lee Roth Acknowledged for His Work at Pomona College

“Without independent investigative reporting the American public remains in the dark about important issues like ocean acidification, the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, and threats to net neutrality.” -Associate Director Andy Lee Roth in a news item from Pomona College about Censored 2015

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The Green Tea Party and The Fight for Affordable Housing in America’s Most Expensive Community

The Green Tea Party and The Fight for Affordable Housing in America’s Most Expensive Community

By Chris McManus Summary: Tea Party activists and some North Bay liberals team up to defeat affordable housing. The Housing Element process is explained. The fight for an elder housing project in Fairfax, California becomes bitter and divisive. The participation by Koch Industry controlled astro-turfed think tanks is explored. Agenda 21 is used as a […]

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Law Enforcement Related Deaths in the US: “Justifiable Homicides” and the Impacts on Families

Law Enforcement Related Deaths in the US: “Justifiable Homicides” and the Impacts on Families

By Peter Phillips, Diana Grant and Greg Sewell Editors note: The full version of this study with all of the citations will be published in Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, edited by Andy Lee Roth, Mickey Huff, and Project Censored, Seven Stories Press, official release date October 7, 2014. You can also view this […]

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WEALTH AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES

WEALTH AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES

Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D. “The…truth is that the rich are the great cause of poverty” Michael Parenti (American political scientist, historian and media analyst) INTRODUCTION By almost any measure the United States is a wealthy nation.  In 2014, according to the IMF, World Bank and the United Nations, the US had the highest GDP in the […]

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Civil Rights and “Censored” Groups support Whistleblowers on Capitol Hill

Civil Rights and “Censored” Groups support Whistleblowers on Capitol Hill

By Michael McCray USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, Coalition for Change, Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF) and Cause of Action Foundation join forces to support whistleblowers. Project Censored, Sharyl Attkisson former CBS Investigative Reporter, and Senator John Boozman to be honored at the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights co-hosted by ACORN […]

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2014 Fellowship of Reconciliation with Dr. Peter Phillips

2014 Fellowship of Reconciliation with Dr. Peter Phillips

Dr. Peter Phillips recently delivered a keynote address at the 2014 Fellowship of Reconciliation’s event in celebration of their 100th anniversary. The talk was given over the July 4th weekend at the Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck Washington (http://forseabeck.org/).  Phillips discussed the Transnational Corporate Class, US NATO Empire, capitalism, and corporate media propaganda. Phillips, former director of […]

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Unfinished Revolution: Interviews with White South Africa

Unfinished Revolution: Interviews with White South Africa

Written by Bonnie Joy Massey Considered “one of the cruelest forms of institutional racism ever devised” (Marx 1992:x), South Africa’s system of forced racial segregation or apartheid from 1948 to 1994 resulted in extreme inequality for its non-White citizens. Laws and policies enforced unequal distribution of food, education, work, and medical care among other resources […]

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Fighting Corporate Media and Censorship

Fighting Corporate Media and Censorship

If you agree with us that Project Censored is one of the most important non-profits—unique in its approach to fighting corporate media censorship and propaganda—then perhaps you will consider making a donation or becoming a monthly subscriber during our 2014 Spring Fund Drive. This letter highlights Project Censored’s ongoing programs and our plans for 2015.  Read on below […]

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Still Going Postal

Still Going Postal

Last September, investigative reporter Peter Byrne published an e-book titled Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband sells post office to his friends cheap. Project Censored highlighted Byrne’s investigative reports and interviewed him on The Project Censored Show on KPFA last fall, as did The East Bay Express in Oakland, CA. Except for the Los […]

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The Millennial Media Revolution Part IV: The Response Tells You If It’s Working

The Millennial Media Revolution Part IV: The Response Tells You If It’s Working

by Nolan Higdon This is the last part in a 4 part series read part 1 here             The political and economic elite have responded with propaganda and violence to the revelations of the millennial media revolution. (Read parts I, II, and III of the series here.) Millennials and their allies in the media revolution […]

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FIVE WAYS TO FLEX YOUR MEDIA LITERACY MUSCLES

FIVE WAYS TO FLEX YOUR MEDIA LITERACY MUSCLES

 By Andy Lee Roth and Project Censored 1.  Cut “Junk Food” news from your media diet. If you rely on corporate news, replace one or more of your usual news sources with independent journalism. Try this for two weeks and decide whether you are better informed by independent news than your usual sources. Project Censored […]

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The Millennial Media Revolution Part III: Reshaping the Media

The Millennial Media Revolution Part III:  Reshaping the Media

by Nolan Higdon This is a 4 part series. Find more information at part 2, and part 1.             As argued in the first and second parts of this series, the millennials were the first generation born with a computer in the home, leading many to assume they would be […]

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The Millennial Media Revolution: Part II of IV: Biased Media

The Millennial Media Revolution: Part II of IV: Biased Media

Read part one of this series here and part three here. by Nolan Higdon             As discussed in Part I of this IV part series, De-Regulated To Ignorance, millennials grew up with a defunct media industry that was largely lacking in fact and integrity due to the removal of government safeguards. As a result, they are […]

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The Millennial Media Revolution: How The Next Generation is Re-Shaping The Press

The Millennial Media Revolution: How The Next Generation is Re-Shaping The Press

By Nolan Higdon [This is the first article in a four part series addressing how the flow of information has changed for the Millennial Generation (referring to people born between the early 1980s and 2000s). Each installment will be published on the Project Censored website weekly throughout this month. (February, 2014). Due to the removal […]

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ECONOMIC POWER AND THE CORRUPTION OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM

ECONOMIC POWER AND THE CORRUPTION OF THE  AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM

Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D. Diablo Valley College “To understand what goes on in the world today, it is necessary to understand the economic [forces] that stand behind the political events.”[1] -Kwame Nkrumah, Leader of the Gold Coast & Ghana (1951-1966) 1          INTRODUCTION  Dr. Haing Ngor, survivor of the Khmer Rouge “killings fields,” concluded that the Cambodian […]

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