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“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
“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.
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“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.
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Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“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.
“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
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“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
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Top 25

Censored 2012: Stories of 2010-2011

1. More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat
2. US Military Manipulates the Social Media
3. Obama Authorizes International Assassination Campaign
4. Global Food Crisis Expands
5. Private Prison Companies Fund Anti–Immigrant Legislation
6. Google Spying?
7. U.S. Army and Psychology’s Largest Experiment–Ever
8. The Fairytale of Clean and Safe Nuclear Power
9. Government Sponsored Technologies for Weather Modification
10. Censored # 10: Real Unemployment: One Out of Five in US
11.  Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant
12.  Pacific Garbage Dump—Did You Really Think Your Plastic Was Being Recycled?
13.  Will a State of Emergency Be Used to Supersede Our Constitution?
14.  Family Pressure on Young Girls for Genitalia Mutilation Continues in Kenya
15.  Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight
16.  Sweatshops in China Are Making Your iPods While Workers Suffer
17.  Superbug Bacteria Spreading Worldwide
18.  Monsanto Tries to Benefit from Haiti’s Earthquake
19.  Oxfam Exposes How Aid Is Used for Political Purposes
20.  US Agencies Trying to Outlaw GMO Food Labelling
21.  Lyme Disease: An Emerging Epidemic
22.  Participatory Budgeting – A Method to Empower Local Citizens & Communities
23.  Worldwide Movement To Ban or Charge Fees For Plastic Bags
24.  South Dakota Takes Extreme Measures to Be the Top Anti–Abortion State  
25.  Extension of DU to Libya


Censored 2011: Stories of 2009-2010

1. Global Plans to Replace the Dollar
2. US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet
3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk
4. ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courts
5. Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US War in Pakistan
6. Health Care Restrictions Cost Thousands of Lives in US
7. External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa
8. Massacre in Peruvian Amazon over US Free Trade Agreement
9. Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine
10. US Funds and Supports the Taliban
11. The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating Data to Enrich Drug Companies
12. Cuba Provided the Greatest Medical Aid to Haiti after the Earthquake
13. Obama Cuts Domestic Spending and Increases Military Corporate Welfare
14. Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/11 Issues
15. Bhopal Water Still Toxic Twenty-five Years After Deadly Gas Leak
16. US Presidents Charged with Crimes Against Humanity as Universal Jurisdiction Dies in Spain
17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment
18. The True Cost of Chevron
19. Obama Administration Assures World Bank and International Monetary Fund a Free Reign of Abuse
20. Obama’s Charter School Policies Spread Segregation and Undermine Unions
21. Western Lifestyle Continues Environmental Footprint
22. 1.2 Billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards
23. Afghan War: Largest Military Coalition in History
24. War Crimes of General Stanley McChrystal
25. Prisoners Still Brutalized at Gitmo

Censored 2010: Stories of 2008-2009

1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
6. Lobbyists Buy Congress
7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past
8. Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza
10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief
14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
15 World Banks Carbon Trade Fiasco
16. US Repression of Haiti Continues
17. The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan
18. Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature
19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor
20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates
21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare
22. Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team
23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud
24. Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion
25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon
13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War

Censored 2009: Stories of 2007-2008

#1. Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
# 2 Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
# 3 InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
# 4 ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
# 5 Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
# 6 The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
# 7 Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
# 8 Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
#9 Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
# 10 APA Complicit in CIA Torture
# 12 Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
# 13 Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
# 14 Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
# 15 Worldwide Slavery
# 16 Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
# 17 UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
# 18 Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
# 19 Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
# 20 Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
# 21 NATO Considers “First Strike” Nuclear Option
# 22 CARE Rejects US Food Aid
# 23 FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drug
# 24 Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
# 25 Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
# 11 El Salvadors Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror

Censored 2008: Stories of 2006-2007

#1 No Habeas Corpus for “Any Person”
#2 Bush Moves Toward Martial Law
# 3 AFRICOM: US Military Control of Africa’s Resources
# 4 Frenzy of Increasingly Destructive Trade Agreements
#5 Human Traffic Builds US Embassy in Iraq
#6 Operation FALCON Raids
#7 Behind Blackwater Inc.
#8 KIA: The US Neoliberal Invasion of India
#9 Privatization of America’s Infrastructure
# 10 Vulture Funds Threaten Poor Nations’ Debt Relief
# 11 The Scam of “Reconstruction” in Afghanistan
# 12 Another Massacre in Haiti by UN Troops
# 13 Immigrant Roundups to Gain Cheap Labor for US Corporate Giants
# 14 Impunity for US War Criminals
# 15 Toxic Exposure Can Be Transmitted to Future Generations on a “Second Genetic Code”
#16 No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11
# 17 Drinking Water Contaminated by Military and Corporations
# 18 Mexico’s Stolen Election
# 19 People’s Movement Challenges Neoliberal Agenda
# 20 Terror Act Against Animal Activists
# 21 US Seeks WTO Immunity for Illegal Farm Payments
# 22 North Invades Mexico
# 23 Feinstein’s Conflict of Interest in Iraq
# 24 Media Misquotes Threat From Iran’s President
# 25 Who Will Profit from Native Energy?

Censored 2007: Stories of 2005-2006

1. Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
2. Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
3. Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
4. Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
5. High-Tech Genocide in Congo
6. Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
7. US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
8. Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
9. The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
10. Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
11. Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
12. Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines
13. New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup
14. Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US
15. Chemical Industry is EPA’s Primary Research Partner
16. Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court
17. Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda
18. Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story
19. Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever
20. Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem
21. Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers
22. $Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed
23. US Oil Targets Kyoto in Europe
24. Cheney’s Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
25. US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region

Censored 2006: Stories of 2004-2005

1. Bush Administration Moves to Eliminate Open Government
2. Media Coverage Fails on Iraq: Fallujah and the Civilian Deathtoll
3. Another Year of Distorted Election Coverage
4. Surveillance Society Quietly Moves In
5. U.S. Uses Tsunami to Military Advantage in Southeast Asia
6. The Real Oil for Food Scam
7. Journalists Face Unprecedented Dangers to Life and Livelihood
8. Iraqi Farmers Threatened By Bremer’s Mandates
9. Iran’s New Oil Trade System Challenges U.S. Currency
10. Mountaintop Removal Threatens Ecosystem and Economy
11. Universal Mental Screening Program Usurps Parental Rights
12. Military in Iraq Contracts Human Rights Violators
13. Rich Countries Fail to Live up to Global Pledges
14. Corporations Win Big on Tort Reform, Justice Suffers
15. Conservative Plan to Override Academic Freedom in the Classroom
16. U.S. Plans for Hemispheric Integration Include Canada
17. U.S. Uses South American Military Bases to Expand Control of the Region
18. Little Known Stock Fraud Could Weaken U.S. Economy
19. Child Wards of the State Used in AIDS Experiments
20. American Indians Sue for Resources; Compensation Provided to Others
21. New Immigration Plan Favors Business Over People
22. Nanotechnology Offers Exciting Possibilities But Health Effects Need Research
23. Plight of Palestinian Child Detainees Highlights Global Problem
24. Ethiopian Indigenous Victims of Corporate and Government Resource
25. Homeland Security Was Designed to Fail

Censored 2005: Stories of 2003-2004

1. Wealth Inequality in 21st Century Threatens Economy and Democracy
2. Ashcroft vs. the Human Rights Law that Holds Corporations Accountable
3. Bush Administration Manipulates Science and Censors Scientists
4. High Uranium Levels Found in Troops and Civilian
5. The Wholesale Giveaway of Our Natural Resources
6. The Sale of Electoral Politics
7. Conservative Organization Drives Judicial Appointments
8. Secrets of Cheney’s Energy Task Force Come to Light
9. Widow Brings RICO Case Against U.S. Government for 9/11
10. New Nuke Plants: Taxpayers Support, Industry Profits
11. The Media Can Legally Lie
12. The Destabilization of Haiti
13. Schwarzenegger Met with Enron’s Key Lay Before the California Recall
14. New Bill Threatens Intellectual Freedom in Area Studies
15. U.S. Develops Lethal New Bio-weapon Viruses
16. Law Enforcement Agencies Spy on Innocent Citizens
17. U.S. Government Represses Labor Unions in Iraq in Quest for Business
18. Media and Government Ignore Dwindling Oil Supplies
19. Global Food Cartel Fast Becoming the Worlds Supermarket
20. Extreme Weather Prompts New Warning from UN
21. Forcing a World Market for GMOs
22. Exporting Censorship to Iraq
23. Brazil Holds Back in FTAA Talks, But Provides Little Comfort for the Poor
24. Reinstating the Draft
25. Wal-Mart Brings Inequality and Low Prices to the World

Censored 2004: Stories of 2002-2003

1. The Neoconservative Plan for Global Dominance
2. Homeland Security Threatens Civil Liberty
3. US Illegally Removes Pages from Iraq UN Report
4. Rumsfeld’s Plan to Provoke Terrorists
5. The Effort to Make Unions Disappear
6. Closing Access to Information Technology
7. Treaty Busting By the United States
US/British Forces Continue Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons Despite Massive Evidence of Negative Health Effects
9. In Afghanistan: Poverty, Women’s Rights and Civil Disruption Worse than Ever
10. Africa Faces New Threat of New Colonialism
11. U.S. Implicated in Taliban Massacre
12. Bush Administration Behind Failed Military Coup in Venezuela
13. Corporate Personhood Challenged
14. Unwanted Refugees a Global Problem
15. U.S. Military’s War on the Earth
16. Plan Puebla-Panama and the FTAA
17. Clear Channel Monopoly Draws Criticism
18. Charter Forest Proposal Threatens Access to Public Lands
19. U.S. Dollar vs. the Euro: Another Reason for the Invasion of Iraq
20. Pentagon Increases Private Military Contracts
21. 3rd World Austerity Policies: Coming Soon To a City Near You
22. Welfare Reform Up For Reauthorization But Still No Safety Net
23. Argentina Crisis Sparks Cooperative Growth
24. U.S. Aid to Israel Fuels Repressive Occupation in Palestine
25. Convicted Corporations Receive Perks Instead of Punishment

Censored 2003: Stories of 2001-2002

1. FCC Moves to Privatize Airwaves
2. New Trade Treaty Seeks to Privatize Global Social Services
3. United States’ Policies in Columbia Support Mass Murder
4. Bush Administration Hampered FBI Investigation into Bin Laden Family Before 9/11
5. U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraqs Water System
6. U.S. Government Pushing Nuclear Revival
7. Corporations Promote HMO Model for School Districts
8. NAFTA Destroys Farming Communities in U.S. and Abroad
9. U.S. Faces National Housing Crisis
10. CIA Double Deals In Macedonia
11. Bush Appoints Former Criminals to Key Government Roles
12. NAFTA’s Chapter 11 Overrides Public Protection Laws of Countries
13. Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford Lied to the American Public about East Timor
14. New Laws Restrict Access to Abortions in US
15. Bush’s Energy Plan Threatens Environment and Public Health
16. CIA Kidnaps Suspects for Overseas Torture and Execution
17. Corporate Media Ignores Key Issues of the Anti-Globalization Protests
18. World’s Coral Reefs Dying
19. American Companies Exploit the Congo
20. Novartis’ Gene Research Endangers Global Plant Life
21. Large U.S Temp Company Undermines Union Jobs and Mistreats Workers
22. Fish Farms Threaten Health of Consumers and Aquatic Habitats
23. Horses Face Lives of Unnecessary Abuse for Drug Company Profits
24. Wal-Mart Takes Union Busting to the State Level
25. Federal Government Bails Out Failing Private Prisons
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