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Censored Notebook

Project Censored Book Release Celebration Party December 1, 2012

7:00 P.M. Social Hour 8:00 P.M. Program $15 Suggested Donation No one turned away Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics 99 6th Street, Santa Rosa, California Please join Mickey Huff, Andy Roth, Peter Phillips, and many other writers and researchers who contributed to the new Censored 2013 yearbook. From signs of an emerging […]

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Occupying the Merchants of Death

Occupying the Merchants of Death

By Marc Pilisuk The foundations of injustice favoring the 1% are everywhere and Occupy has found many suitable targets among the corporate elite. The financial and extraction sectors have been clearly located (Phillips and Soeiro, 2012).  One target hard to find is the force that propels us toward nuclear war. The potential persists for nuclear […]

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Project Censored 2013 is Now Available!

Censored 2013 acclaims the importance of independent journalism for democratic self-government, and it holds to account the corporate media for their failure to provide the public with complete, relevant news coverage. The book’s additional chapters include original analysis on drones and targeted killing, “GuatánamoSpeak,” the democracy movement in Kashmir, corporate education “reform,” the status of Iraqi […]

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Project Censored Book Release Party!

Saturday–November 3rd–7:30PM  Moe’s Books 2476 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 Join Project Censored and contributors to the 2013 edition of Censored: Dispatches from the Media Revolution in celebrating the new book’s publication.  The event is free and open to the public. From signs of an emerging police state, to NATO war crimes in Libya, and education “reform” as […]

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Elite Class Folly in Sonoma County California

By Peter Phillips The September 29, 2012 opening of the Green Music Center (GMC) at Sonoma State University (SSU) was nothing less than a grand celebration of wealth and privilege. Beaded dresses, tuxedos, and political elites blended in a glorious aristocratic coming out. The ceremonious inauguration was a joining of the regional symphonic upper elites in […]

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Our Pitilessly Intoxicating Drones

By Andy Lee Roth The initial US response to the deadly attack on the nation’s Libyan embassy includes deploying spies, Marines, and drones. Current reports indicate that US drones operating in Libyan airspace will be limited to surveillance. But the decision to deploy them in this highly volatile situation ought to force American citizens to […]

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Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or 
Murdering Student Protesters?

This article is from the forthcoming book Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution and intends to expose the lies of American leadership in order to uncensor the “unhistory” of the Kent State massacre, while also aiming toward justice and healing, as censoring the past impacts American Occupy protesters today. by Laurel Krause with Mickey […]

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The Global 1%: Exposing the Transnational Ruling Class

by Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro  __________________________ Abstract: This study asks Who are the the world’s 1 percent power elite? And to what extent do they operate in unison for their own private gains over benefits for the 99 percent? We examine a sample of the 1 percent: the extractor sector, whose companies are on […]

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Occupy: A Social Movement for Equality and Justice

By Brian Wedderburn, Skylar Lewis, Sophy Ouk, Brady Osborne, Richard Basco, Allison Basham, Dane Stuffy Sonoma State University—Investigative Sociology Spring 2012 Peter Phillips Instructor   Abstract An investigative sociology report conducted by Sonoma State University sociology students reveals the intricacy of social activism within the Occupy Santa Rosa community. The findings show three distinct core […]

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Project Censored’s Summer Reading

Project Censored’s efforts on behalf of media freedom do not stop when the school year ends.  We count on your financial support throughout the year.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Project Censored today. As we prepare Censored 2013 for publication later this fall, here are some of the titles that we at Project […]

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A Project Censored Report From the President

Report by the President: Peter Phillips Media Freedom Foundation (MFF) is a non-profit 501-C-3 corporation that sponsors Project Censored and all our various programs. MFF has a ten-person board of directors, who are responsible for monitoring the budget and setting policy for our operations.  Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and has overall […]

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Open Letter to the San Francisco Bohemian Club

July 4, 2012 Mr. Robert J. Boesch President San Francisco Bohemian Club 624 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Dear Mr. Boesch, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored has joined a  coalition of some twenty-five social justice organizations and occupy groups to protest the San Francisco Bohemian Club’s practices at your annual summer encampments. We are holding […]

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The Financialization of Education and Sonoma State University: Part IV

Occupied Sonoma State University: The Green Music Center and how Sanford Weill of Citigroup and a gaggle of one-percenters occupied Sonoma State University By Danny Weil, Introduction It was a gorgeous day in Rohnert Park. The sun was shining; the air cut across the great valley, crisp and clean. The very taste of celebration was […]

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The 15th Annual Progressive Festival

Sunday, July 22, 1:00 – 5:30 pm Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd. No. and D Street, downtown Petaluma.  Every year the Progressive Festival is the premier political gathering in the North Bay and this year is co-hosted by The Petaluma Progressives and Occupy Petaluma. Always free to the public, the Festival will feature: A brand-new performance by the SAN FRANCISCO MIME […]

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The Financialization of Education and Sonoma State University: Part III

Ruben Armiñana, in tandem with irresponsible CSU administrators, have created the material conditions for the private take-over of public education By Danny Weil, Introduction The mission of Sonoma State University (SSU) has been sacrificed on the altar of finances and more specifically, debt.  2012 promises to be a ‘debt laden’ and ‘cost shifting’ year for […]

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Desperate Times Demand Revolutionary Measures

By Peter Phillips “Don’t waste any more time or energy on the presidential election than it takes to get to your polling station and pull a lever for a third-party candidate-—just enough to register your obstruction and defiance—and then get back out onto the street. That is where the question of real power is being […]

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The Financialization of Education and Sonoma State University Part II.

By Danny Weil, Part I: http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/occupied-sonoma-state-university-no-billionaire-left-behind-and-the-sordid-tale-of-the-financialization-and-corporatization-of-one-california-state-university/ This section, part two, of a four part series on Sonoma State University (SSU or “the college”) is more abstract, a bit more theoretical.  It has to be; in order to understand the financialization of the university, its corporatization and the dire consequences all of this poses to campus […]

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Virginia Says No To Lawless Imprisonment

There has been public outcry concerning the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed into law last December by Barack Obama. While most of the bill has not been a major concern, there is a section that is causing a stir in the American public. The main issue concerning the bill is the presidential […]

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Occupied Sonoma State University: No Billionaire Left Behind and the sordid tale of the financialization and corporatization of one California State University

Part I Introduction By Danny Weil In the early part of the 20th century the fertile valley of Sonoma county was the former stomping grounds of author, Jack London and refuge for Jewish chicken farmers fleeing Russia and Eastern Europe.  Now beautiful Sonoma State University sits at the foot of those majestic cascading mountains nestled […]

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Today’s Hidden Slave Trade: Everyone’s Complicit

In June 2011, Hillary Clinton pointed out that there are as many as 27 million men, women, and children who are enslaved today. Modern day slavery is not just in the sense of sex slavery. In fact evidence suggests that sex slavery is just a smaller portion of the larger global slavery market. The larger […]

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Reasons Spending Billions of Dollars Training the Afghan National Army Could Seriously Flop

Just recently badly laid plans in Afghanistan went wrong. In three different incidents, allies, most from the Afghan National Army, murdered six Americans ; two of them officers in high-security sanctum of Kabul’s interior Ministry. For a short period of time, Marine General John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan withdrew […]

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Voting Status of Convicted Felons May Determine Outcome of 2012 Election

As the  2012 general election fast approaches the issue still lingers from the past two  elections of  2004 and 2008 regarding the voting rights of convicted felons. Since many felons are democrats, the issue has far reaching importance for the outcome of the election.  Presently, state laws concerning whether a convicted felon is allowed to […]

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Are Genetically Modified Chickens in our Future?

As reported at BBC.com, scientists have created the world’s first flu resistant genetically modified (GM) chickens that do not spread bird flu.  Researchers have inserted an artificial gene into chickens; this introduces a tiny part of the bird flu virus into chicken cells. These birds become infected without being able to spread the virus to […]

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Honduras Poised to Put Women in Jail for Taking Morning-After Pill

The topic of contraceptives tends to bring about debate, regardless of where, when, or how it is brought up. Some people believe that contraceptives are a positive thing to reinforce, while others believe purely abstinence should be reinforced. In Honduras, the debate about the morning-after pill is currently taking place. Within the next few days, […]

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Displaced Afghans Left Out in the Cold

On March 1st, 2012 Al Jazeera, a Qatar owned broadcaster, released a report on war-displaced Afghans, a demographic that is increasingly becoming a burden to the nation of Afghanistan as their numbers have obviously ballooned due to the outbreak of war with the United States in late 2001. According to the report, the number of […]

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