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“[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
“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney
“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.)
“[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
“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.
“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
“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.
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast
“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
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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.
“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

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

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: The Cooperage 2

1:00-2:00pm     Michael Nagler:  Metta Center for Nonviolence: “The Time is Now” Presentation

2:30-3:30pm     Police Brutality Coalition: Susan Lamont: Community and Law Enforcement Relations: At the Crossroads

4:00-5:00 pm    Peter Phillips: Giants: The Global Power Elite

7:30-9:00 pm      Keynote Speaker: Ralph Nader: One Person Can Make a Difference: Social Justice and    World Affairs, Green Music Center, Free for SSU Students Tickets Required in Advance, Public $10

Tuesday March 6th: The Cooperage 2

10:00-11:30 am   Henry Kaku and the Buddhist Center: US Citizens Jailed in Concentration Camps by Presidential Order- 1941

12:00-1:30pm     Veterans for Peace: The 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre and Its Lessons for Today

2:00-3:00pm      Mara Ventura, Jordan Steger from North Bay Jobs with Justice: Higher wages movement, $15 an hour minimum wage, and Unionization

3:00-5:00 pm      Alicia Jrapko, U.S. Coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba: What to Expect with U.S./Cuba Relations in the Trump Era, and

7:00-9:00 pm     Immigrant Rights Night: Mariana G. Martinez & Ariana Aparicio, Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl 

 Wednesday March 7th: The Cooperage 2

10:00-11:00 pm Homeless Action, Adrienne Lauby, and Celeste Austin, The Living Room, Santa Rosa

11:30-12:30 pm   Linda Sartor- Author: Turning Fear into Power – Stories that Inspire Following your Heart Even When Fear is Present

1:00-2:00pm      Caitlin Quinn, Verity: Understanding Sexual Violence

2:30-3:30pm      Public Banking Sonoma County– Shelly Browning, Barbara Fishelson, Philip Beard, Linda Sartor, Debora Hammond

4:00-5:30 pm       Toby Blomé, Code Pink Global Drone Warfare

7:00-9:00 pm       Keynote Speaker: Mickey Huff: Director Project Censored: Fake-News and Truth Emergency

Thursday March 8th: The Cooperage 1

10:00-11:30 am   Fukushima Response Campaign, John Bertucci, Fukushima Updates & West Coast Impacts

12:00-1:00pm     Occupy Sonoma County, Rebel Fagin, Climate Change Push Back

1:15-2:45 pm      North Coast Coalition for Palestine: Therese Mughannam, Why Should Palestine Matter to You?

3:00-5:00pm       Lynn Woolsey– former member of Congress: Women in Politics, Location Schulz Library

7:00-9:00 pm      Faculty Panel: Diana Grant, Chingling Wo, Tim Wandling, Ron Lopez, Napoleon Reyes, Anastasia Tosouni: Social Justice Without Borders

Friday March 9th: The Cooperage 2

10:00-11:30am   Peace and Justice Center: Networks for Peace and Justice in Sonoma County

12:00-1:30pm     Nicole Wolfe, SSU Professor: Cannabis and the Law

2:00-4:00pm      Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action, and Carol Dansereau, author of What It Will Take: Rejecting Dead-ends and False Friends in the Fight for the Earth,

4:30- 6:30pm      Mickey Huff: Critical Media Literacy, Multi-Campus Panel Faculty and Students from: Diablo Valley College, CSU East Bay, College of Marin, and San Francisco State 

7:30- 9:00 pm     Glenn Ford: Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report a weekly magazine of news, commentary and analysis from the Black left

Sponsors: SSU Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club, SSU Associated Students, Sociology Department, School of Social Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, English Department, Project Censored, Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Metta Center for Peace, Occupy Sonoma County, North Coast Coalition for Palestine, Fukushima Response, Code Pink, Sonoma County Chapter Veterans for Peace, Sonoma Police Brutality Coalition, North Bay Jobs with Justice, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Media Freedom Foundation, International Committee for Peace, Justice and DignityCuba, SSU California Faculty Association

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