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Censored Notebook

Manipulating the Public Agenda

Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong Using the controversy over ACORN as a case study, this report illustrates the way the media has help set the agenda for public debate, and frame the way that debate is shaped. It describes how “opinion entrepreneurs” (primarily business and conservative groups and […]

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INSIDE THE MILITARY MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: IMPACTS ON MOVEMENTS FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff Among the most important corporate media censored news stories of the past decade, one must be that over one million people have died because of the United States military invasion and occupation of Iraq.  This, of course, does not include the number of deaths from the first Gulf War nor […]

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A Black President Doesn’t Mean Racism is gone in America

By Peter Phillips Racial inequality remains in the US. People of color continue to experience high rates of poverty, significant unemployment, police profiling and repressive incarceration. School segregation is a continuing concern among race scholars as well. According to a new Civil Rights report published at UCLA, “Reviving the Goal of an Integrated Society: A […]

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Building a Public Ivy

Building a Public Ivy – Sonoma State University 1994-2007 A Study of Student Racial Diversity and Family Income at SSU Compared to Other California State Universities By Peter Phillips Research by Nelson Calderon, Sarah Maddox, Carmela Rocha And The Spring 2008 Investigative Sociology Class at Sonoma State University: Ashley Aldern, Reham Ariqat, Elizabeth Bourne, Nate […]

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Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, The Media, and Myth Information

By:  Mickey S. Huff and Dr. Paul W. Rea, with online revision research assistance from Project Censored intern Frances Capell This investigative report concerns itself with the ongoing phenomena of media myth making and the events of September 11th, 2001.  Corporate mainstream media have resurrected powerful myths from America’s past to shape public perception in […]

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Barack Obama Administration Continues US Military Global Dominance

By Peter Phillips The Barack Obama administration is continuing the neo-conservative agenda of US military domination of the world— albeit with perhaps a kinder-gentler face.  While overt torture is now forbidden for the CIA and Pentagon, and symbolic gestures like the closing of the Guantanamo prison are in evidence, a unilateral military dominance policy, expanding […]

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US Media Bias, Human Rights, and the Hamas Government in Gaza

By Janeen Rashmawi, Nelson Calderon, Sarah Maddox, Christina Long, Andrew Hobbs, and Peter Phillips “The world is witnessing a terrible human rights crime in Gaza, where a million and a half human beings are being imprisoned with almost no access to the outside world. An entire population is being brutally punished.” – Jimmy Carter, 2008 […]

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Global Starvation Ignored by American Policy Elites

By Peter Phillips A new report (9/2/08) from The World Bank admits that in 2005 three billion one hundred and forty million people live on less that $2.50 a day and about 44% of these people survive on less than $1.25. Complete and total wretchedness can be the only description for the circumstances faced by […]

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U.S. Perpetuates Mass Killings In Iraq

By Peter Phillips The United States is directly responsible for over one million Iraqi deaths since the invasion five and half years ago.  In a January 2008 report, a British polling group Opinion Research Business (ORB) reports that, “survey work confirms our earlier estimate that over 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens have died as a result of […]

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Cuba Supports Press Freedom

By Peter Phillips “You cannot kill truth by murdering journalists,” said Tubal Páez, president of the Journalist Union of Cuba. One hundred and fifty Cuban and South American journalists, ambassadors, politicians, and foreign guests gathered at the Jose Marti International Journalist Institute to honor the 50th anniversary of the death of Carlos Bastidas Arguello —the […]

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An Election Without Meaning

By Peter Phillips Will November 2008 bring a meaningful change to America? Will getting rid of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney without impeachment or indictment really make a difference? Will a 600 billion dollar war/defense budget be cut in half and used for desperately needed domestic spending? Will the ninety-three billion dollars profits in […]

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Corporate Media Distorts Palestinian Death Rates

This study consists of a statistical examination of ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News coverage of the first year of the current Palestinian uprising, and of their coverage of that uprising in 2004. The categories examined are coverage of conflict deaths and, as a subcategory, children’s deaths. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/media/net-report.html

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Practices in Health Care

This study examines the historical circumstances that brought about our private health and disability insurance system in the US. We look at the organizational structures of private-for-profit and ―non-profit‖ insurance companies that dominate the health care industry and the strategies these firms use to delay, diminish, and deny payment for health care and disability benefits […]

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Covering War’s Victims: A Content Analysis of Iraq & Afghanistan War Photographs

by Andrew Roth, Zoe Huffman, Jeffrey Huling, Kevin Stolle, and Jocelyn Thomas Sparing use of photographs is central to the management of war news. Consider two cases in point. In May 2004, photographs from Abu Ghraib of US captors abusing Iraqi detainees made torture starkly real to many US citizens. On May 7, 2004, before […]

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Left Progressive Media Inside the Propaganda Model

By Peter Phillips and Project Censored In this study researchers at Project Censored explore the degree to which the propaganda model of understanding self-censorship extends throughout the media culture including left-of- center independent media organizations. We examine the deepening propaganda model pressures inside the corporate media and hypothesize the potential for these pressures to impact […]

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Truth Emergency US

By Peter Phillips and David Kubiak Many economists now doubt that government measures can prevent a major recession given the severe slump in the housing market, the subprime mortgage crisis, growing unemployment, declining consumer spending, and record high oil prices. Even harder times for working people are undoubtedly at hand, yet mainstream corporate media continues […]

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A Study of the History of US Intelligence Community Human Rights Violations and Continuing Research

By Peter Phillips, Lew Brown and Bridget Thornton This research explores the current capabilities of the US military to use electromagnetic (EMF) devices to harass, intimidate, and kill individuals and the continuing possibilities of violations of human rights by the testing and deployment of these weapons. To establish historical precedent in the US for such […]

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The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context

By Peter Phillips, Bridget Thornton and Celeste Vogler The leadership class in the US is now dominated by a neo-conservative group of people with the shared goal of asserting US military power worldwide. This global dominance group, in cooperation with major military contractors, has become a powerful force in world military unilateralism and US political […]

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Fighting Terror with Terror

Guest article by Dr. Dennis Loo, Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona Bush and Cheney have not yet disappeared. A good thing, the White House tells us, for six years have elapsed since 9/11 without another terrorist attack on the U.S. But the absence of an attack doesn’t necessarily prove their case. Eight years […]

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A Study of Bias in the Associated Press

By Peter Phillips, Sarah Randle, Brian Fuch, Zoe Huffman, and Fabrice Romero On October 25, 2005 the American Civil Liberties (ACLU) posted to their website 44 autopsy reports, acquired from American military sources, covering the deaths of civilians who died while in US military prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2002-2004. A press release by […]

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Corporate Media Bias & the Case of the Cuban Five

By Jeffrey Huling In 1998, the FBI arrested five Cubans in Miami for engaging in “espionage activity.” Oddly, the US government did not use the arrests to publicly demonize Castro, instead they stifled the potential political firestorm by placing the Five in solitary confinement for 17 months, — a violation of penitentiary regulations stipulating that […]

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The Limits of Tyrants

By Andrew L. Roth “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” Frederick Douglass Background Note: On 15 February 2007, Sonoma State University students organized a campus strike to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Strikers at Sonoma State acted in solidarity with the members of twenty additional […]

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Impeachment is Not Off the Table

By Peter Phillips Nancy Pelosi declared on national television “impeachment is off the table.” Impeachment, it seems, is too divisive for a 2008-oriented Democratic Party leadership and will interfere with the business of Congress over the next two years. The Democrats seem to be giving a pardon to Bush and Cheney without even having a […]

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National Impeachment Movement Ignored by Corporate Media

By Peter Phillips If a national movement calling for the impeachment of the President is rapidly emerging and the corporate media are not covering it, is there really a national movement for the impeachment of the President? Impeachment advocates are widely mobilizing in the U.S. Over 1,000 letters to the editors of major newspapers have […]

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Will US Attack Iran?

Articles about the US and the buildup against Iran Uncle Chutzpah and His Willing Executioners on the Dire Iran Threat: With Twelve Principles of War Propaganda in Ongoing Service by Edward S. Herman http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemid=9910 Nuclear War Against Iran by Michel Chossudovsky http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=%20CH20060103&articleId=1714 Iran’s Euro-denominated Oil Bourse to Open in March; US$ Crash Imminent! by William […]

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