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“Most journalists in the United States believe the press here is free. That grand illusion only helps obscure the fact that, by and large, the US corporate press does not report what’s really going on, while tuning out, or laughing off, all those who try to do just that. Americans–now more than ever–need those outlets that do labor to report some truth. Project Censored is not just among the bravest, smartest, and most rigorous of those outlets, but the only one that’s wholly focused on those stories that the corporate press ignores, downplays, and/or distorts. This latest book is therefore a must read for anyone who cares about this country, its tottering economy, and–most important– what’s now left of its democracy.” –Mark Crispin Miller, author, professor of media ecology, New York University.
“[Censored] offers devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of main-stream news in America. . . . Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens.” —Los Angeles Times
“In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media. It is chock-full of ‘ah-ha’ moments where we understand just how we’ve been fleeced by banksters, stripped of our civil liberties, and blindly led down a path of never-ending war.” –Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK.
“Project Censored continues to be an invaluable resource in exposing and highlighting shocking stories that are routinely minimized or ignored by the corporate media. The vital nature of this work is underscored by this year’s NSA leaks. The world needs more brave whistle blowers and independent journalists in the service of reclaiming democracy and challenging the abuse of power. Project Censored stands out for its commitment to such work.” —Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and associate professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University
“Project Censored interrogates the present in the same way that Oliver Stone and I tried to interrogate the past in our Untold History of the United States. It not only shines a penetrating light on the American Empire and all its deadly, destructive, and deceitful actions, it does so at a time when the Obama administration is mounting a fierce effort to silence truth-tellers and whistleblowers. Project Censored provides the kind of fearless and honest journalism we so desperately need in these dangerous times.” —Peter Kuznick, professor of history, American University, and coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States
Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“The staff of Project Censored presents their annual compilation of the previous year’s 25 stories most overlooked by the mainstream media along with essays about censorship and its consequences. The stories include an 813% rise in hate and anti-government groups since 2008, human rights violations by the US Border Patrol, and Israeli doctors injecting Ethiopian immigrants with birth control without their consent. Other stories focus on the environment, like the effects of fracking and Monsantos GMO seeds. The writers point out misinformation and outright deception in the media, including CNN relegating factual accounts to the “opinion” section and the whitewashing of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death in 2013, unlike Hugo Chavez, who was routinely disparaged in the coverage following his death. One essay deals with the proliferation of “Junk Food News,” in which “CNN and Fox News devoted more time to ‘Gangnam Style’ than the renewal of Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ law.” Another explains common media manipulation tactics and outlines practices to becoming a more engaged, free-thinking news consumer or even citizen journalist. Rob Williams remarks on Hollywood’s “deep and abiding role as a popular propaganda provider” via Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. An expose on working conditions in Chinese Apple factories is brutal yet essential reading. This book is evident of Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” -Publisher’s Weekly said about Censored 2014 (Oct.)
“Censored 2014 is a clarion call for truth telling. Not only does this volume highlight fearless speech in fateful times, it connect the dots between the key issues we face, lauds our whistleblowers and amplifies their voices, and shines light in the dark places of our government that most need exposure.” –Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers
“For ages, I’ve dreamed of a United States where Project Censored isn’t necessary, where these crucial stories and defining issues are on the front page of the New York Times, the cover of Time, and in heavy rotation on CNN. That world still doesn’t exist, but we always have Project Censored’s yearly book to pull together the most important things the corporate media ignored, missed, or botched.” –Russ Kick, author of You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know Is Wrong, and the New York Times bestselling series The Graphic Canon.
“Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about. This is your chance to find out what got buried.” –Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System.
“Activist groups like Project Censored . . . are helping to build the media democracy movement. We have to challenge the powers that be and rebuild media from the bottom up.” —Amy Goodman
“Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism.” —Walter Cronkite
“[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps read aloud to a few publishers and television executives.” —Ralph Nader
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast
“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone
“At a time when the need for independent journalism and for media outlets unaffiliated with and untainted by the government and corporate sponsors is greater than ever, Project Censored has created a context for reporting the complete truths in all matters that matter. . . . It is therefore left to us to find sources for information we can trust. . . . It is in this task that we are fortunate to have an ally like Project Cen-sored.” —Dahr Jamail
“Project Censored shines a spotlight on news that an informed public must have . . . a vital contribution to our democratic process.” —Rhoda H. Karpatkin, president, Consumer’s Union

Censored Notebook

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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More than one way to Occupy: #KeepYerToolboxFull

Mickey Z. “The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.” - GB Shaw Scenario #1: Let’s say you’re a handy man/woman/person and you get hired for a job. I’m guessing you’d bring your full toolbox to the worksite. After all, […]

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#Occupy4USChildren

Mickey Z. “The amount of poverty and suffering required for the emergence of a Rockefeller, and the amount of depravity that the accumulation of a fortune of such magnitude entails, are left out of the picture, and it is not always possible to make the people in general see this.” - Che Guevara Shortly after […]

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#Occupy4Children

Mickey Z. “When you own a big chunk of the bloody Third World, the babies just come with the scenery.” - Pretenders, “Middle of the Road” On November 24, 2011, while many of the more privileged humans on Planet Earth marked Thanksgiving—with or without a dead turkey, with or without awareness of the near-extermination of […]

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Human Costs of War & Violence—Censored News Cluster From Censored 2012 Chapter 1

By Peter Phillips and Craig Cekala  For the second year (2010) in a row, more US soldiers killed themselves (468) than died in combat, reports Cord Jefferson January 27, 2011 on www.good.ir. Excluding accidents and illness, 462 soldiers died in combat, while 468 committed suicide. Veterans  who, after serving, suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are also […]

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Exposing the One Percent: Freeport McMoRan Exploits Workers and the Environment

By Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro As the Occupy Movement emerges across the US and around the world, a prime example of greed and exploitation is occurring with very little coverage in the global corporate media. Members of the global top one percent are killing striking workers and using raw military power to protect their […]

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The Release of Censored 2012 in September Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People. Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news […]

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The Release of Censored 2012 in September Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored

    In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People. Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down […]

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Creating A New Path To Peace and Prosperity

With OBL dead (yet again) … now more than ever, we need 9/11 Truth   Creating A New Path To Peace and Prosperity   Sen. Mike Gravel and Lt. Col. Bob Bowman on Empowering Citizens to End the 9/11 Wars and Restore Lost Liberties Introductory Speakers   Peter Phillips will be our MC and first […]

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Project Censored Celebrates 35 Years

Celebrates 35 Years In 1976 Dr. Carl Jensen Founded Project Censored. We are the longest running media research news group in the country.   We are stiill at it and the top Censored News stories from 1976 are still important today. 1: Trilateral Commission & Jimmy Carter 2: DNA Corporate Control 3: Banned Pesticides & […]

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International Film Maker Iara Lee will Host a Showing of her film : Cultures of Resistance

International Film Maker Iara Lee will Host a Showing of her film Cultures of Resistance - Winner of 2011 Golden Reel Award for Best Documentary—Tiburon International Film Festival - Sonoma State University – May 12, 7:00 PM Darwin Hall, Room 103 Students free, and General Public $5.00-$10.00 no one turned away for lack of funds […]

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REAL NEWS TOP 10 STORIES – 2011 -

- PRESENTS - REAL NEWS TOP 10 STORIES – 2011 - SF State Student Research - Monday, May 2 7 – 9:40 PM – HSS 213 Project Censored is a national effort to restore the quality of news. PC educates students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society […]

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Several Good Reasons To Have A Copy Of Censored 2011 Permanently On Your Home Bookshelf

It is time to be armed intellectually against the creeping repression of civil liberities, and an emerging police state. It is time to be able to speak up on important social issues of our day and it is time to tell your loudmouth uncle Rudy what is really happening in the US and the world. […]

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Beyond Boston and Media Reform for 2012: Supposed “End of Times” Should Marshal a New Beginning for Media Democracy in Action

By Mickey Huff As we approach the prophetic and supposed media hyped end-of-times year of 2012, hysterical speculation will abound.  But the ubiquitous corporate media don’t seem to notice that We the People of these United States already stand at our own precipice– the potential end of what has been deemed the Great American Experiment, […]

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Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff Ask Activists to Boost Support at KPFA

Dear Friends of Project Censored and KPFA, Mickey Huff and I have been volunteer hosts on the Thursday Morning Mix show on KPFA (8:00-9:00 AM) since late December. We have covered some very important topics including: US Economy and the Collapse of the Dollar, Immigrants Rights,  Racism and White Privilege, Media as Entertainment, and the […]

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Taboo News and Corporate Media

A Presentation by Peter Phillips, PhD Professor Sociology at Sonoma State University, President of Media Freedom Foundation and the former director of Project Censored Friday, February 25, 2011, 7 PM in the meeting room at Sudwerk, 2001 2nd Street, Davis, CA Dr. Phillips has written: “The corporate media in the United States are ignoring valid […]

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