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“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
“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
“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.
“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney
“[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
“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
“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
“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.
“[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
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone
“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.
Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast
“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.
“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
“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
“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

Common Heritage Partners

The Alliance for Democracy: seeks to end corporate domination of our government, our economy, and our culture so we can pursue effective democratic solutions that respect the rights of people, our communities and nature. They seek to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy.

Bay Area Community Exchange: a collaborative network redefining money, wealth and well-being by supporting strong family and community ties, and a deep sense of meaning — through education about economic alternatives and community-based exchange projects: time-bank, complementary currency, etc.and

Commons Learning Alliance & School of Commoning: CLA and SoC are working to provide practical and conceptual knowledge, tools and methods that commoners can use for building and protecting their commons. From their site: “ The earth cries out for a new story: a story invites us to consider there is more that unites us than divides us. Not only do we have a common genetic inheritance, we have a common cultural inheritance founded on a deep set of shared aspirations: for security, and wellbeing.

Creative Commons: supports universal access to the vast and growing digital commons. Their legal and technical infrastructure helps create a balance between the reality of the Internet and copyright laws to maximize digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Data Commons Cooperative: People everywhere have been organizing a more ethical economy, but they work in relative isolation, fragmented by geography, sector, and even organizational form. Sharing can offer great support, yet it requires effort, trust, and infrastructure. The Data Commons is a cooperative of organizations that are sharing – sharing the costs of this effort, trusting each other with their information, and building infrastructure to make sharing is easy.

Find Coop: A directory of organizations looking to build a cooperative economy. This is part of The Data Commons Project, a collaborative effort among a diverse array of organizations in the U.S. and Canada who share a mission of building and supporting the development of a cooperative economy. Our goal is to develop an accurate, comprehensive, public database of cooperative economic initiatives in North America.

The Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives: explores the innovative impact of open technology, and open/co-creative thought on society. P2P recognizes the limits of natural resources, and the potential of cultural resources made possible by a free and open internet and cultural exchange.

Henry George School of Social Science: offers education about political economy — how to analyze socio-economic issues distinguishing between the gifts of nature (especially Land) and human production (wealth and wealth called Capital:
HGS San Francisco:

The Occupy Movement: inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, it aims to help awaken and organize the 99% or “We the People” to rewrite the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our common future. The following are leading sites seeking to inform the public about this collective phenomenon: Occupy Wall Street: Occupy.com:  Occupy Together: 

On the Commons: A commons “strategy center” — dedicated to exploring ideas and actions that support our common heritage — the endowments of nature (oceans, clean air, etc.) and culture (scientific research, the Internet, the arts, etc.). OC works to help community leaders and individuals reconstitute community, re-localize food, preserve and share water, move towards cooperative economics and harmonize our lives with the health of our planet.

Public Banking Institute, educating the public about the many benefits of publicly-owned banks (affordable credit, increased public services, reduced taxes, etc.) http://publicbankinginstitute.org

Shareable: A cutting edge, online magazine and community with news, tools, and tips for a better life through sharing.  This is an active effort of creative, caring individuals who are inventing possibilities of how, what and why to share. They offer practical ways to move from an alienated, commercialized culture toward connection, collaboration and community.

Tapestry of the Commons: creative projects supporting education about the Commons – including: 10 (2 minute) audio programs defining and supporting the Commons. These concise educational programs are useful resources for educators, radio stations, internet sites, etc.

YES! Magazine: A refreshing resource that reframes our common problems in terms of what “We the People” can do about them. They write empowering stories about real people working for a better world. They are nonprofit and ad-free, with all of their stories published under the Creative Commons license, which encourages you to share these empowering ideas with others you care about and teachers, journalists, grassroots organizations, faith groups, and policy-makers.

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