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

SSU’s Social Justice Week Program 2016: March 21- March 25

Check out the Event Poster and Schedule Here

Social Justice Week Kick Off: Monday March 21st

11am to 1pm – Sponsors and Organizations Tabling in Seawolf Plaza (outside of Student Center)

Police Brutality Coalition Demonstration: Re-enactment of jail beatings

Monday Events: Ballroom B

1:00-2:00pm North Bay Jobs with Justice: Focus on higher wages movement, and particularly the $15 an hour minimum wage ballot initiative that voters will consider in November.

2:30-3:30pm Police Brutality Coalition: Presentation on Law Enforcement brutality in Sonoma County

4:00-5:00pm Fight for Five: Presentation by California Faculty Association

7:00-9:00pm Keynote Speaker: David Talbot, Ballroom A– Politics: Author of The Devil’s Chessboard, Allen Dulles. The CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government

Introduced by Project Censored Director: Professor Mickey Huff

Women’s Justice Day: Tuesday March 22nd

Tuesday Events: Ballroom D

10:00-12:00pm Dianne Monroe: Your Spark of Genius and Our Challenging Times

Exploring the idea that every person has a spark of genius (sometimes called the life purpose or pass) that is linked to the world’s needs. Understanding this enables us to lives of deep fulfillment and makes our greatest contributions in these deeply hopeful and challenging times. Interactive workshop offers practices to support you in exploring where your unique spark of genius meets the great needs of our times.

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

Listen to Bobby use his music to connect to social issues.

1:00-3:00pm Documentary Showing: “The Hunting Ground” (Theme: Sexual Assault on College Campuses). Sponsored by Guided to Safety

4:00-5:00pm Linda Sartor Presentation on “Turning Fear into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror”

Domestic Affairs Day: Wednesday March 23rd

Wednesday Events: Ballroom D

10:00-11:30am Move to Amend Presentation

On January 21, 2010, with Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government.. Move to Amend rejects the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and moves to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

12:00-1:30pm Veterans for Peace: Veteran Suicide Display and Presentation

2:00-3:00pm North Coast Coalition for Peace: Presentation on Justice in Palestine

3:30-5:00pm Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County Presentation

7:00-9:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Davey D in Ballroom A – Black Lives Matter, Community Activism, A nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor, Hip Hop historian, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, producer, deejay, media and community activist.

Foreign Affairs Day: Thursday March 24th

Thursday Events: Ballroom D

10:00-11:30am Coloring Activity: Draw Your Perfect World.

12:00-2:00pm Project Censored: Presentation on Global Media Literacy and Censorship

2:30-3:30pm Documentary Showing: “Nuclear Savage” (Theme: Human radiation experiments conducted by the U.S. government.)

4:00-5:00pm Fukushima Response Campaign: Presentation and Q&A

7:00-9:00pm Panel of SSU Faculty on a “Borderless World” in Ives 101

Peter Phillips – Sociology
Napoleon Reyes – Criminal Justice
Ron Lopez – CALS
Tim Wandling – English
Ellie Galvez-Hard—Education
Documentary/Social Justice Day: Friday March 25th Ballroom D
10:30-11:30am “Plastic Paradise” (Theme: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and plastic polluting the oceans)

11:30-1:30pm Black Panther Movie

2:00-3:00pm North Bay DREAMers Short Films and Presentation (Theme: Changing attitudes about the undocumented community through the lives of undocumented students of SSU)

3:30-5:30pm “Miss Representation” (Theme: Sexism in U.S. society and media) Sponsored by Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women

7:00-9:00pm Keynote Speaker: Medea Benjamin in Ballroom A – Co-Founder of Code Pink, Peace, and Social justice: Challenging Global Power and Inequality

Sponsored by: SSU Sociology: Social Justice and Activism Club, SSU Associated Students, Project Censored, Media Freedom Foundation Inc., Police Brutality Coalition, North Bay Jobs with Justice, Fight for Five, Guided to Safety, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, Veterans for Peace, Trash the TPP, Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, Fukushima Response Campaign, Code Pink, Move to Amend, Sonoma State Faculty, SSU School of Social Sciences, SSU Sociology Department, KBBF Bilingual Radio, North Bay DREAMers, North Coast Coalition for Palestine, Aqus Café, KWTF.

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