Top Censored Stories of 1985

  • In August, 1986, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) proposed new immigration regulations which threaten to prevent most new and relatively unknown foreign performers from playing in the U.S. Under current immigration law, foreign performers must prove they are of “distinguished merit and ability” or have “preeminent status” in their …

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  • In 1976, the nation was shocked, and the religious and academic communities outraged, when the Church Committee revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had surreptitiously hired clergymen and professors to do its dirty work. The Church Committee found that, prior to 1967, the CIA sponsored, subsidized, or produced over …

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  • During 1986, 25 individuals were in prisons in the U.S. for actions taken in obedience to the Nuremberg anti-genocide principles and related international law. The 25 are members of the Plowshares movement which protests production and deployment of nuclear weapons by physically interfering with preparations for nuclear war. Since 1980, …

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  • From 1979 to 1981, 29 black children and young adults were mysteriously killed in Atlanta, Georgia. The press coverage grew from a trickle in the early years to a flood in February, 1982, when free­lance photographer Wayne Williams was convicted of two killings and later linked to 22 others. Unfortunately, …

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