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Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Maryam Mombeini, age 55, was stopped by Iranian airport security and told that she could not leave the country with her two sons, Ashifa Kassam reported for the Guardian in March, 2018.  Maryam’s entire family holds dual citizenship in Canada and Iran.  Her husband, Kavous Seyed-Emami, who...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

In 2017, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education would withdraw guidance on how schools should handle sexual assault under Title IX.  As Janine Jackson reported for FAIR in November 2017, DeVos explained that the Department of Education was concerned that the...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Google and Facebook currently control about 73 percent of US digital ad revenues in the US.   Publishers—and in particular the News Media Alliance, a trade association representing over US and Canadian newspapers—are fighting back, Nitasha Tiku reported for Wired in March, 2018. As Tiku reported...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Statistics show that many people who have been incarcerated return to prison, often because of an inability to pay fees and fines associated with criminal offenses. As Sarah van Gelder reported in a February 2018 YES! Magazine article, research from the Columbia University Justice Lab found a 50...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Questions and concerns of mental health struggles of incarcerated populations are largely ignored in prisons and underreported in establishment news reports. Instability, addiction, depression and other issues plague the incarcerated population, a group that are treated as one-dimensional...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Five police officers and one soldier were killed in an unexpected attack at the Ngcobo police station in Umtata, Eastern Cape, in South Africa on February 21st, 2018.  SAPeople reported that in the early hours of the day a group of armed robbers walked into the Ngcobo police station and began to...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

The #MeToo movement is empowering women to live their lives and take control from their oppressors by showing that women everywhere are not alone in their struggles. But, as Richard Godwin reported in a March 2018 Guardian article, titled “Men after #MeToo,” men and masculinity around the globe...

Project Censored - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Eight Democrats have met with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, an anti-Semite and racist, according to a March, 2018 report for the Daily Caller by Peter Hasson. Despite Farrakhan’s anti-Semite and phobic views—he frequently describes Jews as “satanic” and has said that white people “...

Project Censored - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Farmers in Honduras are suing a branch of the World Bank for attacks and killings that the corporation has allegedly helped fund since the early 1990s. These violent acts targeted members and supporters of the local farming community in the Bajo Aguán valley region of Honduras, as...

Project Censored - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

On the morning of November 13, 2017, a joint anti-gang operation between the National Police of Haiti (PHN), who were trained under occupation by UN and US officials, and the newly-formed United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) ended in the mass killing of at least nine...

Project Censored - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Within the past year, the #MeToo movement has put emphasis on the importance of public conversations about women and their stories of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse. Although the praise for these courageous women stepping forward has been thoroughly discussed in the media, a neglected...

Project Censored - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

How the US responds to natural disasters is increasingly dependent on what we see in the news. In times of disaster, fair and thorough coverage is necessary to support recovery. According to Gabriela Thorne of the Nation, “lack of media coverage makes it hard to get as many donations,” leaving...

Project Censored - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Since the 2016 presidential election, the establishment media’s coverage of natural disasters has failed to connect the disasters with the scientific issue of climate change. Lisa Hymas’ December 2017 Guardian article exposed the media’s lack of climate change coverage. Although much climate...

Project Censored - 2018-03-02 - Original post - cached version

Over the last 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 program, Reveal. The study, based on a ten-month investigation of “thousands of...

Project Censored - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the US Department of the Treasury informed the Puerto Rican government on January 9, 2018 that it will not receive a promised $4.9 billion loan for Hurricane Maria rebuilding efforts, after finding that the commonwealth had a cash balance of...

Project Censored - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Humanitarian groups working along the US-Mexico border have video footage showing US border patrol officers systematically destroying water supplies meant for migrants crossing the border. Ryan Devereaux writing for the Intercept reported that an article published by the Tucson-based...

Project Censored - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Hospitals in the US are wasting millions of dollars as they discard sterile and unused medical supplies, practices that impact the cost of health care, as Marshall Allen reported for ProPublica in March 2017.

The organization Partners for World Health has been collecting discarded...

Project Censored - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

In the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly threatened the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).  According to Rewire, repealing the ADA would force significant cuts to Medicaid, compromising health care for people with disabilities. Medicaid pays for...

Project Censored - 2018-02-24 - Original post - cached version

Sonoma State University

Social Justice Week Program March 5 – March 9, 2018, Public Welcomed

Monday March 5th: Social Justice Week Kick Off 

12:00-1:00pm     Social Science 320, Social Justice Week Class Assembly Meeting and Sign in: Cooperage

Monday Events:...

Project Censored - 2018-02-24 - Original post - cached version

Save the Date!
October 26-27, 2018
College of Marin in the San Francisco Bay Area

Project Censored presents…
The Media Freedom Summit 2.0: Critical Media Literacy for Social Justice

From across the country, the Media Freedom Summit will bring together...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

In April, 2017 the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition (SBSC) unanimously approved use of iris recognition technology as a defense against “violent unauthorized immigrants.” All 31 US counties along the 1,989 miles of the US border with Mexico will receive a three-year trial of...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

In November 2017, President Donald Trump made headlines, across the US and around the world, for sharing via Twitter a series of Islamophobic videos previously posted by Jayda Fransen, a far-right activist from the UK who serves as deputy leader of Britain First and is widely known for her anti-...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

All across the world, people drinking a glass of water are also consuming microplastics. Coming from everyday items, these microplastics have infected more than 80 percent of five continents, according to Chris Tyree and Dan Morrison’s report for Orb Media. In one study, ninety-four percent of...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

In February 2017, the Congressional Black Caucus raised concerns that Facebook was allowing advertisers to use the exclusion tools on their ads to target specific ethnic groups. Later that month, Facebook addressed these concerns with a new algorithm that would theoretically identify housing,...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

In March 2017, ProPublica reported that big hospitals nationwide are wasting millions of dollars a year by discarding perfectly good medical supplies. The type of equipment that gets thrown away ranges from simple items like surgical masks that cost just over a dollar each, to more...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

In recent efforts to combat the deadly opioid epidemic many states have turned to “tough on crime” policies; however, these policies have not proven to be an effective. German Lopez of Vox.com reported on “tough on crime” policies that have been passed since 2011, the year opioid crisis was...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

Oliver Laughland and Oliver Silverstone of the Guardian reported that in late summer 2017, the Nebraska Supreme Court unanimously ruled to close Whiteclay, Nebraska’s four liquor stores–which had fueled generations of alcoholism on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

A whopping $21 trillion was found to be missing from the US federal budget as of this past year. Michigan State University professor Mark Skidmore and a group of graduate students made the discovery after overhearing a government official say that the 2016 report by the Department of Defense’s...

Project Censored - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

During a January, 2018 conference in Baltimore hosted by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, organizations from all over the world gathered to discuss and criticize the United States’ 800 foreign military bases, which are located around the world in around 80 countries. These...

Project Censored - 2018-02-17 - Original post - cached version

The Post (Truth) World: Reviving the “Propaganda Model Of News” For Our Digital Age

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Project Censored - 2018-01-31 - Original post - cached version

For several years now, Project Censored has sought to feature a graphic chapter. Those efforts have yielded stirring results with the inclusion of Adam Bessie and Peter Glanting’s “Trump Universe” in Chapter 5 of our latest book, Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a “Post-Truth” World....

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

Conceptos Plásticos is a Colombian construction company that builds homes, shelters, classrooms, and community spaces out bricks and pillars made entirely from recycled plastic, rubber, and electronic waste. The company was founded by Oscar Mendez, an architect, and Fernando Llano, who...

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

New research from Germany suggests that living near a forested area has a positive impact on an important part of the brain, the amygdala, as Tom Jacobs reported for YES! Magazine. The amygdala is the almond-shaped set of neurons that plays a key role in the processing of emotions such as fear...

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

Under court order, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) of France recently disclosed that nine out of ten cell phones exceed government radiation safety limits when tested in the way they are actually used, next to the body. As the Environmental Health Trust reported, French activists coined the...

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

For decades, the “Philadelphia Story” was about steady economic decline, gentrification, and stark differences—rich vs. poor, black and brown vs. white— all common problems in cities across the US. Refusing to accept these disparities as inevitable, three years ago local leaders formed the “...

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

Probiotics could be an important key to treating food allergies. New research published recently in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health found that a course of probiotics along with oral immunotherapy helped children overcome their peanut allergies and remain desensitized to peanuts for at least...

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture (RA) represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship to nature. RA offers a world-changing paradigm that can positively impact many of today’s environmental and public health problems. Climate disruption, diminishing...

Project Censored - 2018-01-23 - Original post - cached version

Atmocean, a Santa Fe based company, has developed a low-tech wave-driven energy system that uses the movement of ocean water to power the desalination of that same water. On a planet that is more than 70% water, a shocking 660 million people and countless coastal communities don’t have access to...

Project Censored - 2017-12-24 - Original post - cached version

Understanding Our World to Change it for the Betterment of All Humanity

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Project Censored - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

In October 2017, Sierra Mannie wrote an article for the Hechinger Report highlighting the inadequate textbooks in the Mississippi school system and how they are affecting civil rights education.

In 2011 Mississippi adopted new social studies standards. Before then, schools in...

Project Censored - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, calls for the reduction of public education, advocating charter and private schools as the way of the future. This raises the question: does transforming education in this way perpetuate inequality? Charter schools pave a path toward segregation built upon...

Project Censored - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

In September 2017, on the heels of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean, with devastating consequences. As Elizabeth Redden reported for Inside Higher Ed, in Puerto Rico alone, Hurricane Maria forced the closure of eleven universities that serve 60,000 students. As Redden...

Project Censored - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

Sixteen years of war in Afghanistan, initiated by the 2001 US invasion, have sparked many political, economic, and social debates, but minimal attention is being paid to the war’s effect on education. National security and financial concerns in the country take priority over the fact that two-...

Project Censored - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

In 2017, after years of litigation, the town of Cleveland, Mississippi, integrated its two historically-segregated public high schools, reported Edwin Rios for Mother Jones. In May 2016, a federal judge had ordered the town to merge East Side High School—which served black students, and...

Project Censored - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

During the 2017-2018 school year, the town of Gardendale, Alabama, intended to open two new elementary schools by seceding from its school district’s borders. This resulted in some speaking out against the new district formation due to the exclusivity it was purposely creating. The district that...

Project Censored - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through the island of Puerto Rico. It was categorized as the worst hurricane the island has seen in years. In its wake, all public buildings were shut down. Without power or a variety of other services, all schools on the islands were closed. With...

Project Censored - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

Nowadays it’s easier for a young woman to get her driver’s license than it is to be diagnosed with ADHD. In a story for Women’s eNews, Caitlin Morgante, a student struggling with ADHD, reports on the endless complications regarding misdiagnosis and a successful education. It is estimated that...

Project Censored - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

Many victims of sexual misconduct and/or harassment in the US have been overlooked by the corporate media. Although sexual misconduct on college campuses sometimes makes headlines, corporate media have not adequately reported issues involving sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools. Mark...

Project Censored - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

University students across Puerto Rico organized a national strike that sparked demonstrations and protests on May 1, 2017, as reported by David Cordero, Sarah Vázquez, and Ronald Ávila Claudio for the Metro. The strike, el Paro Nacional, resulted from public outrage over announced...

Project Censored - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

In November 2017, Mother Jones’ Kiera Butler reported on the animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) and their “bold new animal liberation movement: no masks, no regrets, all the risk.” Eight of the group’s members recorded themselves, in the middle of the night, rescuing a...

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