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“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
“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
“[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
“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
“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
“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.
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast
“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
“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.
“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.)
“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney
“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
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone

Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University

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 are accepted to support the Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club. Other Sponsors include: SSU Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club, SSU Associated Students, Sociology Department, School of Social Science, and Media Freedom Foundation.

11 am-1 pm:      Sponsors and Organizations Tabling in the Seawolf Plaza

Monday Events: Ballroom B

1:00-2:00pm      North Bay Jobs with Justice: Higher wages movement, $15 an hour minimum wage, and Unionization

2:30-3:30pm      Police Brutality Coalition: Sonoma County Law Enforcement in the Time of Trump and What It Means for You.

4:00-5:00pm      Global Critical Media Literacy Panel by Project Censored: Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon, and panel

7:00-9:00pm      Keynote Speaker: Davey D: “Culture, Race and Civil Rights Now” in Ballroom A

Tuesday April 4: Tuesday/Domestic Affairs in Ballroom B

10:00-11:30am   Toby Blomé from Code Pink on Drone Warfare and the American Empire

12:00-1:30pm     Veterans for Peace: Today’s Relevance of Martin Luther King Jr’s 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” Speech and the Military-Industrial Complex

2:00-3:00pm       Nicole Wolfe, SSU Professor Sociology – Cannabis in context: Understanding prohibition, decriminalization, legalization, and your rights

3:00-4:00pm       Linda Sartor – Author: Turning Fear into Power – Stories that inspire following your heart even when fear is present

4:00-5:00pm       Rental Housing Crisis in Sonoma County: Organized by SSU Investigative Sociology Research Group    

7:00-9:00pm       Keynote Speaker: Mickey Huff from Project Censored: Censorship and Fake News in America, Ballroom A  

Wednesday April 5: Women’s Rights in Tuscany Casentino Room

10:00-11:00am   Healthcare Panel discussing Women’s Health and Single Payer for All, organized by Investigative Sociology Group

11:30-12:30pm   Immigrant Rights Panel discussing DACA Sanctuary Cities and Campuses, organized by Investigative Sociology Group

1:00-2:00pm       Women’s rights/LGBTQ, Activism and Awareness at SSU

2:30-3:30pm       The School Box Project: Providing mobile, trauma-informed education and support to children and families in refugee camps.

4:00-5:30pm       Maestra film on how Cuba built full literacy after 1959 with Commentary by Blanca Monett, Cuban Revolution Teacher

7:00-9:00pm       Keynote Speaker: Gloria La Riva – Peace and Freedom Candidate for President, Challenging Fascism and Imperialism, Stevenson 1002,

Thursday April 6: Foreign Affairs in Ballroom B

10:00-11:30am   Fukushima Action Network, John Bertucci and the films on Fukishima

12:00-1:00pm     SSU Student Bobby Ramirez Hip-Hop performance in the Seawolf Plaza

12:00-1:00pm    Elaine Wellin, Professor Sociology SSU, on Environmental Justice with Panel

1:30-2:30pm      North Coast Coalition for Palestine: Justice for Palestine – Two States or One?

3:00-4:00pm      David Cobb on “How to Engage Electoral Politics in an Age of Emerging Fascism.” David Cobb was the Campaign Manager for Jill Stein of the Green Party

4:00-5:00pm      Islam Center on Human Rights and Islam

7:00-9:00pm      SSU Faculty Panel on U.S. International Relations in the Era of Trump in Darwin 102

Faculty: Chingling Wo English

     Diana Grant Criminal Justice

     Tim Wandling English

     Ron Lopez CALS

     Napoleon Reyes Criminal Justice

Friday April 7: The Cooperage

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

12:00-1:30pm    Marian Killian: Public Education Advocate on the Privatization of Education

2:00-3:00pm      Jeff Mackler on Socialist Action and Building to Revolution

3:00-4:30pm      Michael Nagler from the Metta Center for Nonviolence: “The Time is Now” Presentation

4:30-5:00pm      Occupy Sonoma County: Lessons from the Occupy Movement

7:00-9:00pm      Keynote Speaker: Penny Rosenwasser Author: “Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears” in the Cooperage

Sponsors: SSU Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club, SSU Associated Students, Sociology Department, School of Social Science, Media Freedom Foundation, Project Censored,

Co-sponsors: Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Metta Center for Peace, Occupy Sonoma County, Socialist Action, North Coast Coalition for Palestine, Fukushima Action, Code Pink, Sonoma County Chapter Veterans for Peace, Sonoma Police Brutality Coalition, North Bay Jobs with Justice, Move to Amend, Aztlan Industries,

Associated SSU Class: Social Science 320: Special Topics—Social Justice Week 1-Unit (4358) Instructor: Peter Phillips, peter.phillips@sonoma.edu,

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