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Project Censored - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version

This is a special message from Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored

It is with great sadness that we report the death of the brilliant and prolific Edward Herman…he was 92. He gave us a great chapter for our latest book, Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a ‘Post-Truth’ World...

Project Censored - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

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Project Censored - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

In September 2017, Damian Carrington, an environmental editor at the Guardian, reported on drinking water contamination due to microplastic waste and how billions across the world are drinking plastic-contaminated water. As reported in a study published by OrbMedia, scientists tested tap...

Project Censored - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Three major oil companies—Kinder Morgan, TransCanada, and Enbridge—have been responsible for spilling a combined 63,000 barrels of hazardous materials since 2010, Tim Donaghy and Lawrence Carter reported for Greenpeace UK’s Unearthed. These three companies are currently involved in four...

Project Censored - 2017-10-13 - 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 - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

“The continuation of homelessness,” Joseph Chamie wrote in a July 2017 report for YaleGlobal Online, “reflects denial and the lack of political will to address poverty and many other issues.” Describing homelessness as “a mark of failure for communities in providing basic security,” Chamie’s...

Project Censored - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Only one-fifth of homeowners in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey had flood insurance. So, what happened to the other four-fifths, not to mention those who rented the properties that they call home? As Janine Jackson reported for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), in covering...

Project Censored - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Men in Seattle are earning significantly more money than women with the same education levels and in the same profession, Chris Winters of YES! Magazine reported in August 2017.  “The gender-pay gap in Seattle nearly inversely correlates to women’s level of education,” Winters reported. “In...

Project Censored - 2017-10-06 - 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 - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Low-income children across the US are being imprisoned when they or their families cannot afford to pay court fees, Nika Knight reported in Common Dreams. Aside from court costs, low-income children also face fees for probation, health tests, care, and other services in juvenile facilities. This...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Killings by police are not inevitable or difficult to prevent, according to a September 2016 study by Campaign Zero, a police-reform group formed in the aftermath of the Ferguson protests. The study, “Police Use of Force Policy Analysis,” examined police departments in ninety-one of the nation’s...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Julia Angwin, Terry Parris, Jr., and Surya Mattu reported that, since 2012, Facebook has been buying sensitive data about users’ offline lives from data brokers and combining this information with the online data it collects in order to sell this information to advertisers who seek to target...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Against a backdrop of national concern over the militarization of police, Brian Dolinar reported for Truthout that a judge has approved a 2015 lawsuit against 232 Illinois Department of Corrections officers to proceed to the discovery phase. The class-action suit, Ross v. Gossett, brought on...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Without the public’s awareness, fossil fuel interests—representing oil, gas, and coal companies as well as utilities and investors—have “colonized nearly every nook and cranny of energy and climate policy research in American universities,” two researchers at Stanford University and the...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In September 2016 the Block the Bunker campaign in Seattle was the first to persuade US city officials to divest from police funding and allocate more tax dollars for community services.

In summer 2016, a coalition of antiracist grassroots organizers protested the city’s plans to spend...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Daniel Moattar, writing for the Nation, and Sarah Lazare, a journalist at AlterNet, reported how chemical weapons, including several types of tear gas, are being used against prisoners in the United States, despite the fact that the international Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997 bans their...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Proposing a “comprehensive look” at transgender homicides since 2010, Mic’s Meredith Talusan investigated in December 2016 “how and why trans lives are not counted and what we can do to end the violence.” The Mic report began with a revealing comparison of homicide figures: Among the general US...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In September 2015, twenty-one plaintiffs, aged eight to nineteen, brought a lawsuit against the federal government and the fossil fuel industry to the US Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon. The case, Juliana v. United States, argued that the federal government and the fossil fuel industry...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

The Sundarbans are a vast mangrove delta that connects India and Bangladesh along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. In Bengali, Sundarban means “beautiful forest,” and the region is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, as Anuradha Sengupta reported for YES! Magazine, residents of...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In 1991, Shell Oil Company produced and distributed a twenty-eight-minute documentary titled Climate of Concern. Asserting that climate change was taking place “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age—change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation,”...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In 2014, then–US attorney general Eric Holder warned that so-called “risk assessments” might be injecting bias into the nation’s judicial system. As ProPublica reported in May 2016, courtrooms across the country use algorithmically-generated scores, known as risk assessments, to rate a defendant...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Right-wing conservatives are using money and power to influence public policy to suppress student dissent on US college and university campuses. The right-wing Goldwater Institute, which is funded by conservatives including Charles Koch and the Mercer family, has proposed model legislation that...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

On December 23, 2016, then-president Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As Sarah Lazare reported for AlterNet, the 2017 NDAA included a provision to create a new federal center with “sweeping” surveillance powers to counter foreign “propaganda and disinformation.”...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In cooperation with AT&T, US federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have been secretly collecting telephone records since 1987 under a program known as Hemisphere, Aaron Mackey and Dave Maass reported for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The Hemisphere database contains...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Governments around the world shut down Internet access more than fifty times in 2016, Lyndal Rowlands reported for the Inter Press Service (IPS) in December of that year. Around the world, governments shutting down Internet access limited freedom of speech, swayed elections, and damaged...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In June 2016, Beck & Lee, a legal firm based in Miami, filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of supporters of Bernie Sanders against the Democratic National Committee and its former chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, alleging that the DNC broke legally-binding neutrality agreements in the...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Each year, more than 65,000 pregnant women in the United States suffer life-threatening complications, including physical and psychological conditions aggravated by pregnancy, and more than 600 die from pregnancy-related causes. Elizabeth Dawes Gay reported that inadequate health care in rural...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

US Navy training activities are deadly for marine mammals in the North Pacific. In a five-year period, the US Navy has killed, injured, or harassed whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, and other marine wildlife in the North Pacific Ocean nearly twelve million times—legally, according to a...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Pharmaceutical companies that produce antibiotics are creating dangerous superbugs when their factories leak industrial waste, Madlen Davies of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported in September 2016. Superbugs are bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics. Pharmaceutical factories...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Right-wing computer scientist and hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer was the top donor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, contributing $13.5 million and helping lay the groundwork for what is now called the Trump Revolution. Mercer also funded Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 addressed discrimination in voting by requiring all state and local governments with a history of racial discrimination to get preclearance from the federal government before making any changes to their voting laws or procedures. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled 5–4...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

The Pentagon paid a British PR firm more than $660 million to run a top-secret propaganda program in Iraq from at least 2006 to December 2011, Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith reported for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in October 2016. The UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

According to a July 2016 report by the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DoDIG), over the past two decades the US Army has accumulated $6.5 trillion in expenditures that cannot be accounted for, because two government offices—the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army...

Project Censored - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

In December 2016, M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer of Reuters reported that nearly three thousand neighborhoods across the US had levels of lead poisoning more than double the rates found in Flint, Michigan at the peak of its contamination crisis. Blood tests showed that more than 1,100 of those...

Project Censored - 2017-09-30 - Original post - cached version

If you have found this page, congratulations! You are about to preview some selected highlights from Project Censored’s Top 25 Censored Stories of 2016-2017 as featured in Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a “Post-Truth” World.

Project Censored’s latest book, published by Seven Stories...

Project Censored - 2017-09-26 - Original post - cached version


Listen to this Radio Show Here!: Banned-Books-Week Radio Show

 
This week’s show celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Banned-Books Week as Mickey spends the hour with five guests representing a variety of perspectives and organizations that vigorously defend...

Project Censored - 2017-09-13 - Original post - cached version


THE PROJECT CENSORED SHOW on KPFA, Pacifica Radio Started in 2010 by Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, with Anthony Fest Airs on 40 stations from Maui to New York, and online everywhere. You can listen to an archive of our radio shows on our Patreon page here, view archive of all of our...
Project Censored - 2017-09-07 - Original post - cached version

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Project Censored - 2017-09-07 - Original post - cached version

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Project Censored - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

On August 18, 2017, in the aftermath of right-wing violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Steve Bannon resigned from his post as “Chief White House Strategist” and returned to Breitbart, where he was hailed as a “populist hero.” “The populist-nationalist...

Project Censored - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version

 

The following article was originally published as a chapter in Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, and Project Censored, Censored 2017: Fortieth Anniversary Edition (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2016). Join our mailing list here to be the first to get the book.

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Project Censored - 2017-05-10 - Original post - cached version

By Julie Frechette

Bill O’Reilly’s abrupt dismissal from Fox News in April serves as a long, hard fought victory for those who have called him out for his sexist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and classist rhetoric.  Over the past two decades, viewers of Fox News have been...

Project Censored - 2017-05-08 - Original post - cached version

This week, we present a speech delivered in April by the Project Censored Show’s co-host Mickey Huff. His topic was ‘fake news,’ and how to resist it. He spoke at Sonoma State University, as part of the campus’s annual Social Justice Week. Mickey Huff is director of Project Censored, co-...

Project Censored - 2017-05-03 - Original post - cached version

The Project Censored Lecture Series

Hosted by Professor Mickey Huff

Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30 P.M.

Aqus Café 189 H Street

Petaluma, CA

This event is FREE!

Dr. Peter Phillips of Sonoma State University and his Investigative Sociology Student Research...

Project Censored - 2017-05-01 - Original post - cached version

The program begins with a discussion of how TV depicts female inmates; is “Orange Is The New Black” a step forward in public understanding? Next, what’s happened to media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement since Donald Trump took office? Finally on the program, three Project...

Project Censored - 2017-05-01 - Original post - cached version

By Marc Pilisuk

The US air strikes in Syria last week were conducted without Congressional authorization. They foreshadow a dangerous military escalation in the Syrian civil war and have no legal justification. The excuse was retaliation against the barbaric use of chemical...

Project Censored - 2017-04-20 - Original post - cached version

Today’s show is devoted to the US drone warfare program, its consequences for targeted populations, and activists’ efforts to stop it. Selay Ghaffar with the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joins in by phone from Kabul, and explains who the actual victims of drone strikes are. And three...

Project Censored - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Project Censored’s Andy Lee Roth will be giving a talk on “Citizenships and Censorships in a Digital World” as part of the 26th Annual Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum at California State University, Northridge on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

This year’s Devol Forum—which...

Project Censored - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

According to a July 2016 Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG) report, $6.5 trillion of Army Spending allocated to the Pentagon have no paper trail and no audit has been made by the Department of Defense (DOD) for the past two decades to resolve this issue. In other words,...

Project Censored - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

On January 20, 2017, as Donald Trump was being sworn in as President of The United States protests were taking place a short distance away. Washington, D.C. Police arrested over 200 individuals and charged them under felony riot laws and took phones away as evidence.  AlterNet’s Sarah Lazare,...

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