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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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No Paper Trail Left Behind: the Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election

No Paper Trail Left Behind: the Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election* By Dennis Loo, Ph.D. Cal Poly Pomona ddloo@csupomona.edu “Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour […]

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Big Media Interlocks with Corporate America

By Peter Phillips Mainstream media is the term often used to describe the collective group of big TV, radio and newspapers in the United States. Mainstream implies that the news being produced is for the benefit and enlightenment of the mainstream population—the majority of people living in the US. Mainstream media include a number of […]

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Peaking of World Oil Production

The peaking of world oil production presents the U.S. and the world with an unprecedented risk management problem. As peaking is approached, liquid fuel prices and price volatility will increase dramatically, and, without timely mitigation, the economic, social, and political costs will be unprecedented. Viable mitigation options exist on both the supply and demand sides, […]

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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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Corporate Media Ignores US Hypocrisy on War Crimes

By Peter Phillips During the first week of December 03, US corporate media reported that American forensic teams are working to document some 41 mass graves in Iraq to support future war crime tribunals in that country. Broadly covered in the media, as well, was the conviction of General Stanislav Galic by a UN tribunal […]

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Media Democracy in Action: The Importance of Including Truth Emergency Inside the Progressive Media Reform Movement

By:  Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips “There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.” –Charles Dickens The Corporate News Media:  Not in the Business of News The late New York University media scholar Neil Postman once said about America, “We are the best entertained least informed society […]

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Message from Project Censored Director Mickey Huff

Dear Friends of Project Censored, For 35 years Project Censored has been committed to bringing the most vital stories to public awareness with the belief that genuine democracy depends on freedom of the press. The new Censored 2011 yearbook has drawn international attention to some of the most important under-reported stories of our times and we are researching […]

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Democracies and Media Systems: Action versus Distraction

Democracies and Media Systems: Action versus Distraction by Concha Mateos The history of the media is saturated with communicational kidnappings. –Edgar Borges1 This essay discusses profound tensions created by corporate media systems within modern democracies and how these relations may differ among Europe, Latin America and the United States. We will see that media systems […]

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Become an Un-Censored Blogger Now!

Hooray! The Daily Censored News website has been around for one year now and we are getting stronger by the day. We now have over 1,000 people each day visiting the site, over 70 sites linked in, and almost 350 organizations following our newsfeed. Although we have grown tremendously over the past year, in order […]

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Censored 2010: What would you expect in return if you gave someone 64 million dollars?

You’ll find the answer to that question and other puzzling social and political issues among the new top 25-censored stories just revealed by Project Censored. Here’s the rest of the story. The Top Censored Stories of 2008-09, edited by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff in cooperation with students and faculty at Sonoma State University and numerous other colleges and universities, […]

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