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“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney
“Project Censored continues to be an invaluable resource in exposing and highlighting shocking stories that are routinely minimized or ignored by the corporate media. The vital nature of this work is underscored by this year’s NSA leaks. The world needs more brave whistle blowers and independent journalists in the service of reclaiming democracy and challenging the abuse of power. Project Censored stands out for its commitment to such work.” —Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and associate professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University
“Most journalists in the United States believe the press here is free. That grand illusion only helps obscure the fact that, by and large, the US corporate press does not report what’s really going on, while tuning out, or laughing off, all those who try to do just that. Americans–now more than ever–need those outlets that do labor to report some truth. Project Censored is not just among the bravest, smartest, and most rigorous of those outlets, but the only one that’s wholly focused on those stories that the corporate press ignores, downplays, and/or distorts. This latest book is therefore a must read for anyone who cares about this country, its tottering economy, and–most important– what’s now left of its democracy.” –Mark Crispin Miller, author, professor of media ecology, New York University.
“Censored 2014 is a clarion call for truth telling. Not only does this volume highlight fearless speech in fateful times, it connect the dots between the key issues we face, lauds our whistleblowers and amplifies their voices, and shines light in the dark places of our government that most need exposure.” –Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone
“Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism.” —Walter Cronkite
“Activist groups like Project Censored . . . are helping to build the media democracy movement. We have to challenge the powers that be and rebuild media from the bottom up.” —Amy Goodman
“[Censored] offers devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of main-stream news in America. . . . Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens.” —Los Angeles Times
“[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps read aloud to a few publishers and television executives.” —Ralph Nader
“At a time when the need for independent journalism and for media outlets unaffiliated with and untainted by the government and corporate sponsors is greater than ever, Project Censored has created a context for reporting the complete truths in all matters that matter. . . . It is therefore left to us to find sources for information we can trust. . . . It is in this task that we are fortunate to have an ally like Project Cen-sored.” —Dahr Jamail
Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“The staff of Project Censored presents their annual compilation of the previous year’s 25 stories most overlooked by the mainstream media along with essays about censorship and its consequences. The stories include an 813% rise in hate and anti-government groups since 2008, human rights violations by the US Border Patrol, and Israeli doctors injecting Ethiopian immigrants with birth control without their consent. Other stories focus on the environment, like the effects of fracking and Monsantos GMO seeds. The writers point out misinformation and outright deception in the media, including CNN relegating factual accounts to the “opinion” section and the whitewashing of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death in 2013, unlike Hugo Chavez, who was routinely disparaged in the coverage following his death. One essay deals with the proliferation of “Junk Food News,” in which “CNN and Fox News devoted more time to ‘Gangnam Style’ than the renewal of Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ law.” Another explains common media manipulation tactics and outlines practices to becoming a more engaged, free-thinking news consumer or even citizen journalist. Rob Williams remarks on Hollywood’s “deep and abiding role as a popular propaganda provider” via Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. An expose on working conditions in Chinese Apple factories is brutal yet essential reading. This book is evident of Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” -Publisher’s Weekly said about Censored 2014 (Oct.)
“Project Censored interrogates the present in the same way that Oliver Stone and I tried to interrogate the past in our Untold History of the United States. It not only shines a penetrating light on the American Empire and all its deadly, destructive, and deceitful actions, it does so at a time when the Obama administration is mounting a fierce effort to silence truth-tellers and whistleblowers. Project Censored provides the kind of fearless and honest journalism we so desperately need in these dangerous times.” —Peter Kuznick, professor of history, American University, and coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States
“In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media. It is chock-full of ‘ah-ha’ moments where we understand just how we’ve been fleeced by banksters, stripped of our civil liberties, and blindly led down a path of never-ending war.” –Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK.
“For ages, I’ve dreamed of a United States where Project Censored isn’t necessary, where these crucial stories and defining issues are on the front page of the New York Times, the cover of Time, and in heavy rotation on CNN. That world still doesn’t exist, but we always have Project Censored’s yearly book to pull together the most important things the corporate media ignored, missed, or botched.” –Russ Kick, author of You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know Is Wrong, and the New York Times bestselling series The Graphic Canon.
“Project Censored shines a spotlight on news that an informed public must have . . . a vital contribution to our democratic process.” —Rhoda H. Karpatkin, president, Consumer’s Union
“Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about. This is your chance to find out what got buried.” –Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System.
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast

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Tip of the Day: The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News

Tip of the Day: The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News

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 subjected to O’Reilly’s histrionic tirades against women, people of […]

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War: Missing from Public Response to Trump, but Urgent

War: Missing from Public Response to Trump, but Urgent

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 weapons against innocent civilians authorized by Bashar Al-Assad. But the rush to retaliate […]

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Video – Critical Media Literacy Education: The Antidote to ‘Fake’ News, Propaganda, and Censorship in a Post-Truth World

Video – Critical Media Literacy Education: The Antidote to ‘Fake’ News, Propaganda, and Censorship in a Post-Truth World

Project Censored director, professor Mickey Huff, recently gave a keynote presentation for the 3rd Annual Social Justice Week events at Sonoma State University. His talk was on “Critical Media Literacy Education: The Antidote to ‘Fake’ News, Propaganda, and Censorship in a Post-Truth World.”

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Warrantless Spying, Russian Targets, and Trumped-Up Wire Tap Charges: What the Feds Might Really Have on the President

Warrantless Spying, Russian Targets, and Trumped-Up Wire Tap Charges: What the Feds Might Really Have on the President

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 low has President Obama gone to tapp my […]

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Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies

Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies

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-entertaining supply of stimulating events and breaking news bites. Corporate […]

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Dark Days and the Coming of Fascism in the New America

Dark Days and the Coming of Fascism in the New America

  The great Greek philosopher, Plato, more than 2000 years ago argued that a democracy will eventually deteriorate into an oligarchy (or plutocracy) which, in time, will further degenerate into a dictatorship where society is ruled by a man exhibiting only the basest of emotions. Today, there is nothing stopping the American republic, which has […]

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Professor Watch List: A Racist Violation of Free Speech

Professor Watch List: A Racist Violation of Free Speech

By Peter Phillips Professor Watch List: A Racist Violation of Free Speech By Peter Phillips Turning Point USA is biased against black faculty and freedom of speech. Turning Point is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012. They sponsor Professor Watch List http://www.professorwatchlist.org a website meant to expose and document college professors who […]

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9/11, Permanent War, and the Transnational Capitalist Class

9/11, Permanent War, and the Transnational Capitalist Class

by Peter Phillips Editor’s note: This is the text of a talk delivered at the 9/11 Film Festival at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA, September, 2016 Globalization of trade and central banking has empowered private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural […]

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Orlando Killer Worked Inside the Global Security System

Orlando Killer Worked Inside the Global Security System

By Peter Phillips The Orlando mass murderer, Omar Mateen, worked for G4S, one of the largest private security employers in the world. G4S has some 625,000 employees spanning five continents in more than 120 countries. As a private security company it provides services for both governments as well as corporations. Some of its well-known contractors […]

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Project Censored Invited to Speak at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power in D.C.

Project Censored Invited to Speak at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power in D.C.

Exciting News! Recently, consumer advocate, attorney, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader invited Project Censored director Mickey Huff to speak at his historic “Breaking Through Power” event in Washington D.C., at Constitution Hall. Day two of the four day event, Tuesday May 24th, focuses on Breaking Through the Media, which is where Project Censored will […]

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Neo-fascists, racists, and misogynistic people are finding new voice with Donald Trump’s presidential bid

Neo-fascists, racists, and misogynistic people are finding new voice with Donald Trump’s presidential bid

The presidential primaries offer a single choice for both Democrats and Republicans to vote for empire and permanent war. This year’s entertainment spectacle, what we call democratic elections, is a particularly gross circus of meaninglessness, misinformation, sound bites, and lies. Both parties are in support in the continuation of the US/NATO global empire of permanent […]

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Transnational Capitalist Class – A Speech Transcript

Transnational Capitalist Class – A Speech Transcript

The following is a transcript of a speech given on April 16, in Oakland, CA, by By Peter Phillips A Socialist Action Public Forum: “Donald TRUMP and Co. Incipient Fascism in the U.S. today?” Neo Fascists, racists, and misogynistic people, always present is American society, are finding new voice with the Trump presidency bid. This is […]

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The Initiative News Enlightenment in Germany: Uses Censored Yearbooks as Model for Assessment of Major Neglected News

The Initiative News Enlightenment in Germany: Uses Censored Yearbooks as Model for Assessment of Major Neglected News

The Initiative News Enlightenment is a non-governmental organization that informs the German-speaking public on topics and news that are neglected by the German mass media, but which are, nonetheless, particularly important for democratic opinion formation. Even highly important issues are often neglected due to a variety of factors, including, for example: journalistic self-censorship; the danger of legal […]

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Perspectives on the current global crisis: A conversation with Ralph Metzner

Perspectives on the current global crisis: A conversation with Ralph Metzner

By Will Shonbrun Preface I believe that the conditions that govern the lives of human beings on Earth are not optimal for the full flowering of that individual. This is both to state the obvious and to then argue its validity, but what’s needed first is a definition or description of what is meant by […]

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Randi Kaye’s “How is Metrojet Crash Like TWA Flight 800?”

Randi Kaye’s “How is Metrojet Crash Like TWA Flight 800?”

Adding to CNN’s Sizeable Dossier of Misreporting on the TWA Flight 800 Crash By Kristina Borjesson With stunning regularity, CNN’s reporters and producers have, for the last twenty years, egregiously misreported on the evidence and eyewitness accounts pertaining to TWA Flight 800. More recent crashes, this time Metrojet’s demise, are regularly seized upon to craft […]

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We are expanding through a collaborative project

We are expanding through a collaborative project

As a vital supporter of Project Censored, your continued backing has encouraged the Project’s vitality and growth over the last four decades.  We are now ready to make significant advances in support of our mission, but we need your help both with funding and publicity. Project Censored currently coordinates students and faculty at 25 affiliated […]

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Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class

Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class

By Peter Phillips Globalization of trade and central banking has propelled private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural demands for a return on investment require an unending expansion of centralized capital in the hands of fewer and fewer people. The financial center of […]

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Censored 2016 Now Available

Censored 2016 Now Available

Order the Book Now! Censored 2016: Media Freedom on the Line is now available for ordering. Be the first one on your block to have the latest from the Censored series, published by Seven Stories Press, by ordering now! Read about the latest news that didn’t make the news, what has happened to previously censored stories, the latest Junk […]

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Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

New York, NY, April 22, 2015 – Young Adult books will be the focus of Banned Books Week in 2015, the event’s national planning committee announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 27 through October 3, 2015, and will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores […]

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Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

New York, NY, April 22, 2015 – Young Adult books will be the focus of Banned Books Week in 2015, the event’s national planning committee announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 27 through October 3, 2015, and will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores […]

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Male Gaze and its Impact on Gender Portrayals in Media

Male Gaze and its Impact on Gender Portrayals in Media

By Crystal Bedford, Darian Edelman, Ellie Kim, Lauren Freeman, Lisa Davis, with editing from Laura Wing, Nolan Higdon, and Mickey Huff The primary authors of this article are Project Censored interns and freshman or sophomore college students. They chose this topic, then researched and wrote this article collectively between fall of 2014 and spring of […]

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Carl Jensen – 1929—2015

Carl Jensen – 1929—2015

It is with great sadness we announce that the founder of Project Censored, Dr. Carl Jensen, passed away on April 23rd. Carl was a professor emeritus of Sociology and Communications Studies at Sonoma State University in California and author of Censored—The News That Didn’t Make the News and Why (from 1976 to 1996), 20 Years of Censored News (1997), […]

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Interview With Alejandro Castro Espín

Interview With Alejandro Castro Espín

In this interview Alejandro Castro Espín, Doctor of Political Science and social researcher openly shares his thoughts regarding the reestablishment of relations between Cuba and the United States. He also explains how Cuban participatory democracy works and his     perception of the future of Cuba. Castro Espin was in Athens during the first two […]

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JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 4: Corruption and Abuse, the Remnants of Greed

JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 4: Corruption and Abuse, the Remnants of Greed

View a version of this article that includes citation here: JUSTICE FOR SALE PART 4 This is the fourth article (PART1, PART2, PART3) in a five-part series examining the US legal system. The series collectively argues that corporate media and political rhetoric have made Americans acquiescent toward corruption in the US legal system. This piece uses […]

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JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 3: GREED BREED’S CORRUPTION

JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 3: GREED BREED’S CORRUPTION

A series by Nolan Higdon View a version of this article that includes citation here: PART 3 PROFIT OF CORRUPTION This is the third article (see PART 1 & PART 2) in a five part series examining the US legal system. The series collectively argues that corporate media and political rhetoric have made Americans acquiescent toward […]

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