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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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Wrongful Life Bill Permits Doctors to Withhold Life-Saving Information from Pregnant Women

Arizona Senate Bill 1359 is a bill that effectively alters a woman’s ability to choose what is best, according to her, concerning her pregnancy and fetus. The bill claims it is solely to curb the amount of “wrongful birth”/”wrongful life” lawsuits that have popped up over the years concerning a born child’s health wherein the […]

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Obama Science Czar Has Advocated Forced Abortions and Mass Sterilization

Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A “Planetary Regime” with the power of life and death over American citizens.  These and other ethically dubious recommendations were made by  John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair […]

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THE STATE, CLASS AND FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS WITHIN THE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS

Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D. Diablo Valley College   Abstract The main issue that the United States needs to confront in order to move from a liberal capitalist society which is organized around the interests of the wealthy to a socialist political and economic system that is run by and for working people is the problem of […]

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The Illegitimacy of Violence, the Violence of Legitimacy

What is violence? Who gets to define it? Does it have a place in the pursuit of liberation? These age-old questions have returned to the fore during the Occupy movement. But this discussion never takes place on a level playing field; while some delegitimize violence, the language of legitimacy itself paves the way for the […]

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Cuba Sets a Global Example for the Achievements of Socialism

By Peter Phillips In an all day conference, February 10, 2012, some 120 authors, professors, and journalists, from dozens of Caribbean, American and African countries, met with Fidel Castro. Those attending were invited participants for the “Intellectual Encounters for Peace and the Preservation of the Environment” event at the Havana Convention Center. Topics discussed in […]

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Change to Win goes after the Educational Management Corporation for violations of regulations in an effort to protect members’ pension funds

By Danny Weil The for-profit university company, Educational Management Corporation (NASDAQ ticket name, EDMC) is one of those shady corporations that sell education over the counter like a commodity to unwitting students who either cannot get into traditional colleges or universities, or have been coaxed into the insidious ‘rabbit hole’ that is for-profit higher education. […]

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I’m Ringing The Message Loud

By: Danielle ILene Bennett Im tired of the war drums calling our brothas in reaching to recruit our children…”I do say my child I’m here to stop a beating heart today” How much longer do we stand for the nonsense and contribute to the master plan to destroy our ancestors in the motherland Always expecting […]

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A Powerful New Documentary On Homeless Youth Needs Small/Modest Donations To Finish Production.

Film Producer Steven Keller is a long time friend of Project Censored and the producer of our documentaty Is the Press Really Free Narrated by Martin Sheen in 1998. Steve’s new documentary Invisible Young is a feature-length film that tells the story of four young adults, all of whom were homeless as teenagers in Seattle […]

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The Quiet Campaign to Break Up Cambodian Refugee Families

By Angel Ryono During post-9/11’s heightened anti-immigration culture, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) makes rampant arrests, detaining and deporting documented AND undocumented immigrants in the hundreds of thousands. Swept up in this deportation chaos are Cambodian refugees immigrants. Cambodians were promised resettlement by the 1975 Congressional Act to provide permanent homes for displaced people from […]

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Kashmir: The Untold Story of Indian Occupation

By Tara Dorabji A few days before I left for India, American journalist, David Barsamian, was deported from New Delhi for his coverage of Kashmir. Barsamian reports for AlterNet one of the few national free speech radio outlets in the US. News reports quoted officials saying that his deportation resulted from his reporting on Kashmir […]

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