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“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
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast
“[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
“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
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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.
“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.
“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.
“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
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“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
“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.
Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“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
“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
“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] 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

Was The Federal Government Involved in Boston Bombing?

The Boston Marathon bombing occurred on April 15, 2013. That day, two bombs exploded near the historic event’s finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 200 others.  By the time the FBI took over the investigation, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been identified as prime suspects, despite significant questions about inconsistencies in official accounts of what had happened.  Nearly a year later, with most of the people that could shed light on the event killed (Tamerlan Tsarnaev and later, his friend, Ibragim Todashev), deported (Todashev’s girlfriend) or silenced, Russ Baker reports that the FBI might have been involved with the Tsarnaev family prior to the incident.

On January 30, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the government will seek the death penalty in its case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Is it a coincidence, Baker asks, that the federal government has put the one person who might be able to reveal the truth about this tragedy on death row? “The bottom line,” Baker writes, “is that the official story put out through leaks to friendly media during the early hours and days after the bombing has become the unquestioned account, with no apparent serious and open-minded investigation having followed, as best as we can tell.”

Source: Russ Baker, “Does US ‘Death sentence’ in Boston Case Equal Silence?”, Who What Why, February 3,2014,

Student Researcher: Carmen Perez (Indian River State College)

Faculty Evaluator: Elliot D. Cohen (Indian River State College)

  • Darrell King October 27, 2014

    This is something we will never know. The sophistication of the United States intellegent agencies has perfected the use of Patsy’s and false flag operation to the point that what is caught first by the main street media is what becomes the reality. regaurdless of it being truth or fiction or somewhere in between. Once the main street media has made a determination of the gult or inocence of a individual, regaurdless of the crime, that individual is , for lack of a better word , screwed. No additional avenues of investigation are pursued. I would only ask the question of how can we be certian of the guilt or innocence of an individual when the purported crime is solved in less than 24 hours. That is especially true for high profile case’s like the Boston Thing. To determine the truth all areas of suspicion should be regaurded as possible and looked into . The investigtion should not end when a ” suspect” is identified as the most likely person responsible. Curcimstances are responcable for many individuals incarceration, as they are the easiest to close a case and put the public at ease. What one must ask themselves is what else was going on at the same time as the bombing that we took no , or very slight interest in but had and have had hughe implications?? So what did we overlook on that day??? What else was going on that could have taken the American publics interest into a realm they where not wanted in???

  • Jim Robertson November 15, 2014

    Mr. King, You are so right. False flag operations are being used internationally. The one I; and other Catholic clerical sexual abuse victims have had to deal with is the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP.
    The hyper conservative Catholic hierarchy has created this organization to control victims and our families.
    I’m a compensated California victim. I have no ax to grind. I’ve been compensated.
    SNAP was created as THE clearing house for victims. The control room that the church might control and color victims responses by never. a, having elections of their officers.
    b, Nullifying elections that did occur. C. Having it’s non profit status secured by a “Branch of the Catholic church”, The Dominican Sisters of Sinisiwaw.
    Fr. Thomas Doyle outlined his plans to control victims and our families through “committees” funded and created by the church in his initial, (Then called) “secret” paper , (now published), to the American Catholic Bishops Conference in the early 1980’s.
    These clowns have taken this effective scam internationally, Ireland England Australia etc.. Publicly holding the hierarchy rightfully accountable but privately controlling victims by never seeking compensation from the church for the injured but instead seeking change by a hierarchy that will not change. Leaving victims with nothing and the hierarchs still in place. We victims have literally have no idea how that political policy was chosen or why it has remained in place for 25 years. It only benefits the church and leaves the injured, just that, still injured.