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Is organic food better for us? A growing number of scientific studies suggest that it is. The latest evidence to support this claim is a December 2016 report from the European Parliament, written by scientists at universities across Europe, and one Harvard professor. The team reviewed the...

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The island of Ghoramara in east India has already been drastically affected by climate change as rising sea levels begin to evict families from their homes. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has already issued warnings to the residents of these Indian and Bangladeshi islands (...

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President Donald J. Trump’s affection for authoritarians is prompting worried comparisons of our polarized country to the fascism that arose in Germany in the 1920s and ’30s. However, consider the Norwegians, who also experienced extreme polarization, yet managed to remain a social democracy. In...

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The growing drug epidemic in the United States leaves to police the job of managing drug addicts. This usually means criminalizing their behavior and jailing them. But a former police chief in Gloucester, Massachusetts, had a better idea – to actually help drug addicts instead of throwing them...

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Collaborative tools help local residents come together and shape the political systems and economies within their communities. Participatory Budgeting (PB) allows citizens to meet and decide how a portion of the public funds will be spent. Founded in 2009, the PB Project (PBP) is a non-profit...

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There are signs that the internet and global technology are reviving the role of citizens in documenting how the world around us is changing by using technology to build collective insight–millions of little observations about the now-warming climate, the now-shrinking numbers of species of...

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Right-wing conservatives are using money and power to influence universities and public policy to suppress student dissent on US college and university campuses. Right-wing conservatives like the Goldwater Institute, funded by conservatives such as Charles Koch and the Mercer family, have...

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What remains of Harvard Kennedy School’s integrity after it hosted Shell Oil-sponsored film screening, which claimed to present a “rational middle” discussion about energy’s issues, in February 2017? As Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran, researchers at Stanford University and Massachusetts...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism every year. Moreover, the CDC has found that white non-Hispanic kids are more likely to receive a thorough evaluation than black and Hispanic children are. While the impulse to assume...

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The world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, is developing software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing, and other decision-making. The firm manages $160 billion in global investments for what it calls “sophisticated institutional clients.”...

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Nolan, Nicholas, and Desiree begin the program with a roundtable critique of the corporate-media’s coverage of recent domestic-spying revelations, as well as the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is a political aberration; then Alicia Huartado provides updates on work in progress at Project...

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Only three months into 2017, eight transwomen of color have been murdered, putting 2017 on course to be another record-breaking year of trans* murders. On February 22, 2017 GLAAD released a statement calling for better media coverage of the rising rates of transgender murders. From 2014 to 2015...

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On March 9, 2017 a group of peasant farmers from Honduras launched a suit in US federal court against the World Bank (WB) Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). The suit alleges the IFC and WB are “knowingly profiting from the financing of murder.” The lawsuit is over the IFC’s...

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Journalism student Lea Majcen reminded Slovenians, and other democratic nations, of the importance of journalism by revealing an exceedingly unqualified government official. On February 16 2017, Majcen interviewed high-ranking Slovenian government official Tilen Smolnikar after a public hearing...

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In September 2016 the Block the Bunker campaign in Seattle was the first to persuade US city officials to divest police funding and allocate more for community services. In the summer of 2016, a coalition of antiracist grassroots organizers protested the city’s plans to spend $150 million on a...

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Kafala law in Qatar perpetuates a system of human trafficking under which immigrants become a “commodity in a profit generating system.” In Qatar there are an estimated 1.8 million migrant workers, and 1,000 die every year. That number could be as high as 7,000 by the time construction is...

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Eleven worldwide human rights organizations wrote a letter to the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico dated March 9, 2017 calling on the adoption of the General Law on Torture that complies with international standards. The World Organization Against Torture, Association for the Prevention of Torture...

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Immigrants held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Denver Contract Detention Facility have alleged that the private prison forced them to work for $1 per day. This suit was first filed back in 2014, but has now been awarded class-action status. This marks the first time in history...

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An investigation launched by the FCC on January 17, 2017 concluded that AT&T and Verizon were in violation of the Open Internet Order and the Telecommunications Act of 1996 for providing favorable pricing for their zero-rate service to their in-house content providers. The service allowed...

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Dalits, India’s outcast group who are often subject to social and economic discrimination, are rising to reform the caste system. Some Dalits are converting from Hinduism to Buddhism to escape inequalities engraved within the caste system. Thousands of Dalits in Gujarat are fighting for a...

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On February 23, 2017 the Chinese government released an updated version of the Regulations of Education of Persons with Disabilities that still leaves students with disabilities vulnerable to discrimination. The amendments are promoted by the government as improving and protecting the rights of...

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Indian boys are learning sex education and gender equality via cell phones, thanks to a program by the nonprofit Centre for Health and Social Justice. The program, called Kishor Varta, was introduced to about 250 villages in Bundi district of Rajasthan, the Indian state with the largest gender...

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The FBI’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG) – the agency’s main governing manual – states that agents may consider race, ethnicity, or nationality when deciding to investigate an individual so long as these factors are of relevance and correspond with other reasons for...

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Feeling good is something we all want to achieve, and if possible, most people would prefer to never feel bad. But when we feel down we have better critical thinking and analysis skills. When we feel good, we do not feel as challenged or pressured into problem solving, but when we feel stress or...

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Researchers from the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University and from the University of Manchester(UK) have found cancer-causing phenanthrene in the cardiac systems of various types of sea life exposed to the infamous Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010. The hydrocarbon is also commonly found...

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Nolan, Nicholas and Desiree take a look at the state of Hip-Hop music in 2017. with guests Shaida Akbarian and Grand Skeme. Later in the program, a roundtable critique of recent topics in corporate media, followed by updates on Project Censored stories with Alicia Huartado. Shaida Akbarian is a...

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In March 2017, Jean Pierre Misago reports for Al Jazeera that violence against immigrants has been on the rise in South Africa. The underlying cause of violence against immigrants is the combination of popular feelings of resentment towards immigrants and what Misago described as “a dreadful...

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Children refugees have increased to 50 million children worldwide with over 75% of them from ten countries. Syria and Afghanistan alone contribute to half of all children refugees under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees according to UNICEF. Over 70% of children in Syria alone...

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As drought in Somalia looms, the nation is “on the brink” of its third famine in twenty-five years, according to information posted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2017. According to the WHO’s alert, there 360,000 acutely malnourished and 70,000 severely malnourished Somali...

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According to a five-year policy plan released by China’s National Energy Administration, the country will be investing $361 billion towards renewable energy by 2020 Yizhu Wang reported for Who.What.Why in January 2017. China’s plans, Wang wrote, contrast with what the US appears to be poised to...

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Threatened with violence, and blackmailed with sexual encounters for job security, Romanian women are facing relentless abuse on Sicilian farms, Annie Kelly and Lorenzo Tondo reported in the Guardian in March 2017. In an effort to escape the bleak reality of extreme poverty in their home country...

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A private hospital in England has repeatedly mistreated and put thousands of patients in harm’s way. On top of that, Melanie Newman reported for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in February 2017, a senior surgeon has been under investigation for fraud and other serious issues that have...

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Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s head campaign manager, was the first female campaign manager for a Republican presidential candidate. Not only that, in November 2016, she became the first women ever to run a winning presidential campaign. Parker Lee of the Independent Journal Review writes, “[...

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By Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D. Recently, President Trump accused former President Barrack Obama of wire tapping Trump Tower. He tweeted, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” And he further tweeted, “How...

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Sonoma State University  Social Justice Week Program April 3 – April 7, 2017 Monday April 3rd: Social Justice Week Kick Off  Project Censored is a co-sponsor of Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University April 3-7. The events  are open to student and the public for free all week. Donations...

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The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms By Peter Phillips The expansion of  public relations and propaganda (PRP) firms inside news systems in the world today has resulted in a deliberate form of news management. Maintenance of continuous news shows requires a constant and ever-...

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Authors Peter Dale Scott and David Talbot join Mickey for a discussion of the now-popular phrase “deep state,” and its many implications. They discuss the history and applications of the term and also share their thoughts on the best way forward for the left in the Trump era. Peter Dale Scott is...

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Peter and Mickey spend the hour looking at “The Coming War On China,” the latest film from the prolific documentarian John Pilger. The film looks at the untold history of U.S.-China relations, the Pacific military buildup by both countries, and life in China today. The first half of this week’s...

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People with mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed during a police encounter than other civilians, according to a report covered by Democracy Now! in September 2016. The Treatment Advocacy Center published its report, titled “Overlooked in the Undercounted: The Role of Mental...

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Since the US overthrew the Taliban government, Afghanistan’s opium industry exploded, fueling the current international heroin epidemic, Mnar Muhawesh reports for MintPress News. Before 2001 when US military action began in Afghanistan, the Taliban government offered subsidies to Afghani farmers...

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For almost eight years, a sophisticated Colombian hacker claims to have helped conservative political candidates win elections across nine Latin America countries—Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela—Jordan Robertson, Michael Riley, and...

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An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that would allow oil companies to dump unlimited amounts of fracking chemicals and wastewater directly into the Gulf of Mexico is drawing opposition from environmentalists—including the Center for Biological Diversity—on the grounds that the...

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages the largest prison population in the US and the most prisons of any state. It is also, Jason Renard Walker reports, one of the most “profitable prison systems in the nation, thanks to prison labor.” Many of the state’s more than 140,000...

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The planet may have reached a point where the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will never go below 400 parts per million (or PPM), Brian Kahn reported in September 2016 for Climate Central. The 400ppm level exceeds the figure of 350ppm that most scientists consider “safe” levels of CO2...

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One of the biggest causes for the disappearance of orcas in the Puget Sound region is a dwindling food supply and abnormal activity, Dahr Jamail reports for Truthout. Jamail reports on the research of Dr. Paul Spong, who has devoted four decades of his life to studying orca’s lifestyle. Spong’s...

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The UN General Assembly’s September 2016 meetings in New York lacked representation for some 400 million indigenous peoples, Clare Church reports for Open Democracy. Church found that although poverty, displacement, and malnutrition were subjects covered at the General Assembly meetings,...

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The central facts the western corporate media have given us about the situation in Syria have been overwhelmingly false from the start of the conflict and unrest in 2011 to the civil war that is on going today in 2016. Journalist Daniel Espinosa Winder discovered through his review of news...

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A September 2016 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, titled “The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration,” found that immigration has a long-term positive economic impact in the US, according to a report for Our Future by Richard Eskow. The report was...

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Costa Rica has run on 100-percent renewable energy from June 17 to September 2, 2016. The nation has relied only on renewable energy sources for a total of 150 days so far this year. Their future goals are to aim towards using 100 percent renewable energy sources at all times. Just last year,...

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In November 2016 the United Nations confirmed that the current year was the hottest one on record, bringing along devastating climate effects. The same day the United Nations released its statement the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released findings of its own. NASA...

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