Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007-08

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Peter Phillips, Andrew Roth, Project Censored
Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - Political Science - 416 pages
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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.
 

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For nearly two decades now, Project Censored has been releasing their annual Censored book detailing the top global news stories either ignored or overlooked by the mainstream news media, with each ... Read full review

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The premise of the book, that media focuses on fluff over substance, has promise. However after reading the stories and looking more in depth at many of them I came away with the understanding that ... Read full review

Contents

The Top Censored Stories of 2007 and 2008
18
Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
19
Security and Prosperity Partnership Militarized NAFTA
24
InfraGardThe FBI Deputizes Business
28
ILEA Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
32
Seizing War Protesters Assets
37
The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
39
Guest Workers Inc Fraud and Human Trafficking
49
NATO Considers First Strike Nuclear Option
102
CARE Rejects US Food Aid
104
FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs
106
Japan Questions 911 and the Global War on Terror
109
Bushs Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
112
CENSORED 2009 HONORABLE MENTIONS
115
Censored Déjà vu What Happened to Previous Censored Stories
124
Junk Food News and News Abuse
160

Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
54
Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
57
APA Complicit in CIA Torture
61
El Salvadors Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
65
Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
73
Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
75
Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
79
Worldwide Slavery
82
Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
85
UNs Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
87
Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
93
Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
95
Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
98
The News is Good Stories of Hope and Change from 2007 and 2008
174
Oiling the Dangerous Engine of Arbitrary Government Newspaper Coverage of the Military Commissions Act
186
The Gardasil Sell Job
238
Index on Censorship 200708
266
Truth Emergency Meets Media Reform
280
Winter Soldier Iraq AfghanistanEyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
296
The Pentagons Child Recruiting Strategy
320
ThirtyThree Years of US Military Domination and Economic Deception
364
Acknowledgments
386
How to Support Project Censored
400
Index
402
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PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights, including freedom of information. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award. Most recently, Project Censored received the 2014 Pillar Award in Journalism and New Media, given annually to persons of conscience, conviction, and achievement who stand up for what’s right and what’s true in the face of corporate and political intimidation. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.




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