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Project Censored - 2018-11-20 - Original post - cached version

This week’s program presents excerpts from two of the panels at Project Censored’s recent “Media Freedom 2.0” conference. We also look at corporate media’s misleading stereotypes of working-class Americans, with Steve Macek and Robin Andersen. Then Kashmiri journalist Ifat Gazia relates some of...

Project Censored - 2018-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Katherine Benedetto, a senior advisor for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under President Trump’s Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, “scheduled roughly twice as many meetings with mining and fossil-fuel representatives as with environmental groups, public records requests have revealed,”...

Project Censored - 2018-11-16 - Original post - cached version

In August 2018, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! reported that communities and human rights groups had organized a national day of protest against the for-profit prison company GEO Group after it threatened to sue the human rights group Dream Defenders for planning a national day of action to...

Project Censored - 2018-11-16 - Original post - cached version

As reported by Michelle Chen for The Nation and by Telesur, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement has detained more than 13,000 immigrant children. This is “almost five times greater than the nearly 3,000 previously reported by the Donald Trump...

Project Censored - 2018-10-30 - Original post - cached version

Our first guest, Dan Kinsley, presents a new approach to journalism, based on blockchain technology. His organization, the Civil Media Company, employs blockchain to raise funds for online-journalism enterprises, and also to empower those enterprises to collectively enforce high standards of...

Project Censored - 2018-10-28 - Original post - cached version

by Andy Lee Roth

A 1938 radio broadcast, “The War of the Worlds,” dramatized an invasion by Martians whose technological powers vastly surpassed those of Earth’s human defenders. At the program’s climax, an “eyewitness” described the desperate scene as Martian machines attacked New York...

Project Censored - 2018-10-22 - Original post - cached version
Mickey, Chase and their guests analyze the October 11-12 mass deletion of pages or accounts by Facebook and Twitter. The two social-media giants eliminated over 800 pages, many of them from independent-journalism or anti-establishment-politics sites.  Notes: Mnar Muhawish is editor-in-chief at...
Project Censored - 2018-10-09 - Original post - cached version

Mickey Huff and Chase Palmieri are joined by several of the contributors to “Censored 2019,” the latest edition, just-published, of Project Censored’s annual compilations of censored stories and media analysis. They discuss some of the “Top 25” censored stories, as well as new developments in...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

How do we at Project Censored identify and evaluate independent news stories, and how do we know that the Top 25 stories that we bring forward each year are not only relevant and significant, but also trustworthy? The answer is that each candidate news story undergoes rigorous review, which...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In April 2017, the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition (SBSC) unanimously approved use of new biometric identification technology as a defense against “violent unauthorized immigrants,” George Joseph of the Intercept reported. All 31 US counties along the 1,989 miles of the US border with...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Over the past ten years, more than 82,000 guns stolen in Florida remain missing, Laura Morel reported in November 2017 in joint reports for the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Journalism’s website, Reveal. The study, based on a ten-month investigation of “thousands of law...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

On November 1, 2017, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) implemented strict changes to its prison mail policy that discouraged inmates, their families, and friends from using the US Postal Service. Officially the policy aimed to stop the flow of contraband, including controlled...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

At least 64,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, with more than 80 percent of those deaths attributed to opioid drugs, according to an August 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Government officials say that the crisis is finally getting Washington’s attention...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Public officials have offered their thoughts and prayers to the families of some 141 children, educators, and other people who have been killed in the dozens of school shootings in the United States since April 20, 1999, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students, a teacher, and then...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Hospitals in the United States are wasting millions of dollars’ worth of sterile and unused medical supplies, practices that impact the cost of healthcare, as Marshall Allen reported for ProPublica in March 2017. The type of equipment that gets thrown away ranges from simple items like surgical...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

An investigative report by the Guardian studied homeless relocation plans in major cities and counties across the United States. Released in December 2017, the 18-month investigation recorded 34,240 journeys made by homeless people participating in a variety of city and county relocation...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

As the Epoch Times reported in March 2018, “Global adoption is a big business, fraught with loose regulations and profit incentives that have made it a target for kidnappers, human traffickers, and pedophiles.” Though some countries have banned all foreign adoptions, and most others attempt to...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Inadequate textbooks used in the Mississippi school system are affecting civil rights education, Sierra Mannie reported for the Hechinger Report in October 2017.

In 2011, Mississippi adopted new social studies standards. Before then, public schools in the state were not required to teach...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Two federal government agencies, the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), may have accumulated as much as $21 trillion in undocumented expenses between 1998 and 2015. Independent news sources, including RT and USAWatchdog, reported this finding based...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

More than 300 electric cooperatives across the United States are building their own Internet with high-speed fiber networks. These locally-owned networks are poised to do what federal and state governments and the marketplace have not accomplished. First, they are protecting open Internet access...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

New documents released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) show that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Louisville field officers have been paying Best Buy Geek Squad employees as informants for more than a decade. A Geek Squad facility in Kentucky has been violating customers’...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Historically, journalism has highlighted social problems in order to expose wrongdoing, inform the public, and spur reform. This “watchdog” role is vital to a democratic society. However, as Christopher Reeve Linares reported for The Whole Story, as a result of a “negativity bias,” news...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In recent years, numerous news reports have highlighted illegal or inhumane actions committed by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in their attempts to expel illegal immigrants. Despite the severity and frequency of these abuses, any official records documenting them may...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

“More than 32,000 people have submitted comments opposing a military takeover of most of Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge,” the Center for Biological Diversity reported in March 2018. In order to expand its Nevada Test and Training Range, the US Air Force wants to take control of nearly...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In August 2017, the counterterrorism division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an intelligence assessment warning law enforcement officers, including the Department of Homeland Security, of the danger of “Black Identity Extremists.” Jana Winter and Sharon Weinberger reported...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In March 2017, the government of New Zealand officially recognized the Whanganui River—which the indigenous Maori consider their ancestor—as a living entity with rights. By protecting the Whanganui against human threats to its health, the New Zealand law established “a critical precedent for...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Hidden in the massive omnibus spending bill approved by Congress in February 2018 was the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act of 2018. The CLOUD Act enables the US government to acquire data across international borders regardless of other nations’ data privacy laws and without...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Regenerative agriculture represents not only an alternative food production strategy but a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship to nature. As Ronnie Cummins, director of the Organic Consumers Association and a founding member of Regeneration International, wrote, regenerative...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Russiagate, which began as a scandal over Russian efforts to sway the 2016 US election, has since proliferated into a drama of dossiers, investigative councils, Russian adoption cover-ups, and an ever-changing list of alleged scandals. As journalists from the Intercept, Truthdig, Fairness and...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In June 2017, Andrew Beaujon reported in the Washingtonian on a new policy at the Washington Post that prohibits the Post’s employees from conduct on social media that “adversely affects The Post’s customers, advertisers, subscribers, vendors, suppliers or partners.” In such cases, according to...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

A Kaiser Permanente study (published December 2017 in Scientific Reports) conducted controlled research testing on hundreds of pregnant women in the San Francisco Bay area and found that those who had been exposed to magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation associated with cell phones and...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In November 2017, the Guardian reported on Credit Suisse’s global wealth report, which found that the richest 1 percent of the world now owns more than half of the world’s wealth. As the Guardian noted, “The world’s richest people have seen their share of the globe’s total wealth increase from...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

In March 2017, WikiLeaks released Vault 7, which consisted of some 8,761 leaked confidential Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents and files from 2013 to 2016, detailing the agency’s vast arsenal of tools for electronic surveillance and cyber warfare. [According to WikiLeaks, the first...

Project Censored - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

A 2018 survey conducted in response to global concerns about rising authoritarianism and nationalism shows a major decrease in nations adhering to basic human rights. As the Guardian reported, the World Justice Project (WJP)’s “Rule of Law Index 2017–2018” examined legal systems around the world...

Project Censored - 2018-09-25 - Original post - cached version

By Peter Phillips

Exciting news for capitalism is the recent achievement of trillion-dollar value for both Amazon and Apple, making them the first corporations to obtain such a lofty status. Amazon’s skyrocketing growth makes its CEO, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person with an $160...

Project Censored - 2018-09-25 - Original post - cached version

In observance of Banned Books Week 2018, Mickey speaks with three guests, all involved in different facets of defending Americans’ right to read. Betsy Gomez is coordinator of Banned Books Week, Charles Brownstein is executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Abena Hutchful...

Project Censored - 2018-09-23 - Original post - cached version

The post Order Giants: The Global Power Elite appeared first on Project Censored.

Project Censored - 2018-09-20 - Original post - cached version

This week on The Project Censored Show we present some of the speeches from the 2018 Petaluma Progressive Festival. Speakers at this year’s event addressed issues from immigration to housing to climate change and nuclear disarmament.

The post Speeches from the 2018 Petaluma Progressive...

Project Censored - 2018-09-08 - Original post - cached version

By Allison Butler

In observance of back-to-school, the Onion reported: 

Admitting they were a little reluctant to put their faith in the same flawed bureaucracy that, for decades now, has failed to close the ever-widening achievement gap and cannot fix painfully apparent budget...

Project Censored - 2018-09-04 - Original post - cached version

On this Project Censored Show, Mickey Huff and Chase Palmieri continue their discussion regarding efforts to censor voices critical of the US empire from journalists to veterans and whistleblowers. They’re rejoined by Abby Martin of The Empire Files about online censorship and recent attacks of...

Project Censored - 2018-09-04 - Original post - cached version

By Andy Lee Roth

In the past five years, more than 1,300 students from dozens of college and university campuses in the United States and Canada have flexed their media literacy “muscles” by researching and publicizing important but underreported news stories through Project Censored’s...

Project Censored - 2018-08-28 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Austin

Is it now progressive to argue that essential liberties and rights should yield to private corporate power? I ask because the notion that the freedom to transmit and receive information is properly limited on the grounds that businesses profit from the control of ideas...

Project Censored - 2018-08-24 - Original post - cached version

Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff

This essay extends an argument originally published in Censored 2014:
Fearless Speech in Fateful Times (pp. 25-26, 249-250).

Free speech is necessary to democracy; without it, people cannot truly participate in government, as the late...

Project Censored - 2018-08-22 - Original post - cached version

On this Project Censored show Mickey, Chase and their guests discuss how Internet titans like Facebook and Youtube are censoring what users can post, and what the response to such censorship might be. David Pakman is the host of the David Pakman Show, available on Free Speech TV, Youtube, and...

Project Censored - 2018-08-22 - Original post - cached version

By Peter Phillips

My new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite follows in the tradition of C. Wright Mills’s work the Power Elite in 1956.  Like Mills, I am seeking to bring a consciousness of power networks affecting our lives and the state of society to the broader public. Mills...

Project Censored - 2018-08-19 - Original post - cached version

On today’s program, we look at the state of the media as we hear updates from Craig Aaron, CEO and president of FreePress.net about their latest campaigns fighting big media consolidation at the FCC, including on matters of net neutrality, and spearheading initiatives to revive local journalism...

Project Censored - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Peter Phillips’ new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite, will be released in New York. Seven Stories Press will host a book

release event at Fordham University (Midtown), Martino Hall 7th floor, August 16, 6:00 PM reception 7:00 PM talk/presentation.  We hope you can attend an/or...

Project Censored - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version
Peter Phillips returns to the Project Censored Show, this time as a guest, to discuss his new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite. The product of years of research, Giants identifies the members of the ‘transnational capitalist class,’ which includes the institutions and individuals that control...
Project Censored - 2018-08-11 - Original post - cached version
Peter Phillips of Project Censored will be at City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. discussing the subject of his new book. Peter Phillips, director emeritus of Project Censored and president of the Media Freedom Foundation, is an...
Project Censored - 2018-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Historian Peter Kuznick returns to the Project Censored Show to discuss the forthcoming update to his book The Untold History of the United States. The new material will cover the period from 2012 to 2018. In the interview on this week’s show, Kuznick addresses issues ranging from Trump and...

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