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Project Censored is an American nonprofit media watchdog organization. The group's stated mission is to "educate students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government.” Project Censored produces an annual book, published by Seven Stories Press, and a weekly radio program. Both the annual books and the weekly radio programs, as well as public events sponsored by the Project, focus on issues of news censorship, propaganda, free speech, and politics.Source
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The Angola Three - Validated Independent News

The Angola Three - Validated Independent News

Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace are three black men who have served time at Angola. Robert King has been in solitary confinement for over twenty-nine years because he allegedly stabbed and killed a white prison guard in the 1970’s. All evidence in the case, however, reveals that King likely had nothing to do with the attack. King started a chapter of the Black Panthers at Angola shortly before the stabbing, and he claims that the prison administration pinned the murder on him in order to get him away from other prisoners who may have been interested in joining the chapter. A...

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US War In Afghanistan Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic - Validated Independent News

US War In Afghanistan Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic - Validated Independent News

Since the US overthrew the Taliban government, Afghanistan’s opium industry exploded, fueling the current international heroin epidemic, Mnar Muhawesh reports for MintPress News.Before 2001 when US military action began in Afghanistan, the Taliban government offered subsidies to Afghani farmers who grew food crops instead of heroin poppies. In the summer of 2000, the Taliban government banned the cultivation and production of opium poppies in Taliban-controlled areas. The following spring opium crops decreased significantly, from an estimated 3,276 tons in 2000 to 185 tons in 2001.The US...

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Overfishing the Mediterranean - Validated Independent News

Overfishing the Mediterranean - Validated Independent News

The Mediterranean Sea is today a hub of commerce and travel that connects the world’s nations to each other.  Over hundreds of years, millions of people have depended on the Mediterranean’s resources.  A new study, published in February 2012 by the peer-reviewed, open access journal Public Library of Science ONE, demonstrates that the Mediterranean Sea is now quickly being depleted of resources, and its previously healthy ecosystems are being wiped out.   An international team of scientists led by Enric Sala of the National Geographic Society conducted this study over a period of three...

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10. Facing Food Scarcity - Top 25 of 1997

10. Facing Food Scarcity - Top 25 of 1997

Sources: WORLD WATCH, Dates: May/June 1996, Titles: “Facing Food Scarcity,” and “Japanese Government Breaks With World Bank Food Forecast,” Author: Lester R. BrownThe Japanese Ministry of Agriculture released projections in late December 1995 which show a doubling of world grain prices by 2010. The world prices for wheat and rice will exceed 2 times that of the base year of 1992. Around the same time, World Watch published an article, “Facing Food Scarcity,” which supports the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture’s claim, and according to the World Agricultural Outlook Board, the world’s stock...

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Desperate Times Demand Revolutionary Measures - Censored Notebook

Desperate Times Demand Revolutionary Measures - Censored Notebook

By Peter Phillips“Don’t waste any more time or energy on the presidential election than it takes to get to your polling station and pull a lever for a third-party candidate-—just enough to register your obstruction and defiance—and then get back out onto the street. That is where the question of real power is being decided.” Chris Hedges, May 2012Runway capitalism is moving unrelentingly towards sociopolitical-environmental collapse—cheered on by a two-headed single party machine known as US Congress. Activists, who see the coming disasters as catastrophic, are seeking revolutionary change...

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World Bank Proposes Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal Project - Validated Independent News

World Bank Proposes Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal Project - Validated Independent News

In an effort to stop the Dead Sea from disappearing, the World Bank has declared the $10 Billion Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project “feasible.” Currently the Dead Sea is disappearing at an alarming rate of 5 square kilometers per year.If the project is successful it will reverse this devastation and bring fresh water as well as “affordable electricity” to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This would be accomplished by building a pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, bringing two billion cubic meters of salt water from the Red Sea. The water would be desalinated and...

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Our Pitilessly Intoxicating Drones - Censored Notebook

Our Pitilessly Intoxicating Drones - Censored Notebook

By Andy Lee RothThe initial US response to the deadly attack on the nation’s Libyan embassy includes deploying spies, Marines, and drones. Current indicate that US drones operating in Libyan airspace will be limited to surveillance. But the decision to deploy them in this highly volatile situation ought to force American citizens to reflect on a somber anniversary. It warns against believing that drones provide a costless way to curb our terrorist enemies.Americans should remember September 30, 2011, the day that drones unleashed by the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)...

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Dallas Officer Shoots Mentally Ill Black Man - Validated Independent News

Dallas Officer Shoots Mentally Ill Black Man - Validated Independent News

There have been many speculations and stories about high profile killings in places such as New York and the top story about the shooting in Ferguson. Now, it is happening in Dallas, Texas as well. Due to the regulations of a police department, one of the officers involved in the Dallas shooting had a camera attached to his body, catching the entire incident on tape.A 38-year-old, African-American man, Jason Harrison, was shot and killed in his home after his mother had called asking someone to take him to a local hospital because he was in a mental crisis. Harrison was suffering from...

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Reproductive Justice Versus the Black Anti-Abortion Movement - Validated Independent News

Reproductive Justice Versus the Black Anti-Abortion Movement - Validated Independent News

Since 2010, anti-abortion billboards across the nation began to appear, targeting African-American communities. This growing campaign claims that the pro-choice movement is a targeted genocide against Black Americans. The Black anti-abortion movement claims to speak for racial justice activists without including affected voices, while focusing on a single issue based on problematic stereotypes and outright fabrications.“The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” That’s the main message of a growing coalition of African-American anti-abortion activists trying to...

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 Higher Education Is Being Undermined as a Workplace - Validated Independent News

 Higher Education Is Being Undermined as a Workplace - Validated Independent News

The neoliberal policy agenda, which has been dominant in the United States and around the world since the 1970s, consists of deregulation, the elimination of labor unions, free trade, the commodification of nearly everything, privatization, and financialization.When neoliberalism comes to higher education, we see reduced access sold at higher market prices, degree inflation driven by the increasing demand by employers for higher credentials for the same job, and the revision of educational/training programs to grant higher and higher degrees for the same jobs. Physical therapy, for...

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#15. Indigenous Trauma and Suicide an Enduring Legacy of Colonialism - THE TOP 25 CENSORED STORIES OF 2019-2020

#15. Indigenous Trauma and Suicide an Enduring Legacy of Colonialism - THE TOP 25 CENSORED STORIES OF 2019-2020

From evidence of neglect at government-run clinics in Canada’s northern reserves to the tragic loss of lives in remote villages in Alaska and on reservation lands in Montana, independent news coverage helps to frame the otherwise underreported issue of Indigenous mistreatment and suicide in historical terms, against the backdrops of settler colonialism and systemic racism that affect Indigenous people and their communities in Canada and the United States.Indigenous suicide is a serious public health issue throughout the United States, Devon Heinen reported for the New Statesman in January...

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Animal Activists Stop Hiding Their Faces - Validated Independent News

Animal Activists Stop Hiding Their Faces - Validated Independent News

In November 2017, Mother Jones’ Kiera Butler reported on the animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) and their “bold new animal liberation movement: no masks, no regrets, all the risk.” Eight of the group’s members recorded themselves, in the middle of the night, rescuing a calf from Zonneveld Dairies Inc. outside of Fresno, California. Zonneveld, a Land O’Lakes supplier, is one of roughly 64,000 commercial dairies. Despite California rules which “stipulate that calves must have clean crates and soft bedding,” DxE found Roselynn (the rescued calve) covered in her own...

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11. Death Behind Bars - Top 25 of 1998

11. Death Behind Bars - Top 25 of 1998

Sources: SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, Title: “Death Behind Bars”; “Infected-and Ignored” Date: February 5, 1997; February 19, 1997 Author: Nina SiegalSSU Censored Researchers: Renee Hamilton, Carolyn Williams, and Kecia KaiserSSU Faculty Evaluator: Barbara Bloom, Ph.D.A nine-month investigation by the San Francisco Bay Guardian found that California’s prison system routinely denies women access to even minimal medical care. The investigation revealed that in many cases this failure to provide care resulted in death. Examples included breast cancer diagnoses, delayed for years; ignored...

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Repeat after me: Technology is not neutral - Archives, Articles

Repeat after me: Technology is not neutral - Archives, Articles

By Mickey Z.“The truth has to be repeated,” wrote Pakistani scholar . “It doesn’t become stale just because it has been told once. So keep repeating it. Don’t bother about who has listened, who not listened… the media and the other institutions of power are so powerful that telling the truth once is not enough. You’ve got to keep repeating different facts, prove the same point.”Repetition is precisely how Corporate America does it…the same messages . That pounding is usually accomplished via technology and thus, it becomes extremely useful to deify the gizmos and gadgets utilized to keep...

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New Ozone-Destroying Chemical Identified - Validated Independent News

New Ozone-Destroying Chemical Identified - Validated Independent News

A report by the Environmental News Network calls attention to a newly identified chemical that is destroying the ozone layer. The article, based on a originating from the University of Leeds and published in Nature Geoscience, explains how chemicals not controlled by the United Nations treaty to protect ozone depletion are slowly depleting the ozone layer. VSLSs (or, “very short-lived substances”) are much more harmful than the better-known Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). CFCs are long living and impact the higher altitudes of the ozone; VSLS are short lived and damage the lower altitudes of...

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Theologian Matthew Fox - The Project Censored Show

Theologian Matthew Fox - The Project Censored Show

Peter and Mickey spend the hour with author and theologian Matthew Fox, who explains his ideas of ‘creation spirituality’ and the ‘cosmic Christ.’ Fox also discusses his conflicts with the Vatican (“John Paul II and Benedict restarted the Inquisition”), the significance of non-Christian faiths such as Bhuddhism and Native American religions, the respect that religion should hold for science, and more.Listen to the radio showof raised    This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

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Episode 100 – Are The Democrats The New Conservative Party? And Abolishing The Police w/Professor Beth Baker - Along The Line Podcast

Episode 100 – Are The Democrats The New Conservative Party? And Abolishing The Police w/Professor Beth Baker - Along The Line Podcast

 | On today’s episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon host Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles, Beth Baker.Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that provides listeners with context and analysis about various critical and contemporary issues and topics. Hosted by Dr. Nolan Higdon, Dr. Dreadlocks (Nicholas Baham III), and Janice Domingo. ATL’s Creative Director is Dylan Lazaga. Mickey Huff is ATL’s producer. ATL’s engineer is Janice Domingo. Adam Armstrong is ATL’s webmaster. Along the Line is brought...

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Israel Throttles Gazan Fishing - Validated Independent News

Israel Throttles Gazan Fishing - Validated Independent News

In defiance of the Oslo Accord, Israel has consistently repressed Gaza’s fishing industry by restricting access to the sea. On August 16th 2020, the Israeli navy declared that the Gaza Sea would be a closed military zone. As such, it is currently illegal for Gazans to fish off their shores, effectively starving Palestinians living in the already food insecure Gaza Strip. After the August closure, a group of fishermen from Gaza decided a few days later that they would take the chance and go fishing about three miles off the Gaza shore. The Israeli navy began blasting bullets as soon as the...

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25. TOXIC PCB CONTAMINATION ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE - Top Censored Stories of 1990

25. TOXIC PCB CONTAMINATION ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE - Top Censored Stories of 1990

Seventy miles north of the Arctic Circle Is Broughton Island where some 450 Eskimos (they call themselves Inuit, or “the people”) live much like their ancestors have for thousands of years, by hunting and fishing. The largest “industry” in town is a sewing circle.Broughton Island is the last place on Earth one would associate with chemical hazards. But now the Inuit are paying the price of the comfortable, industrialized lives enjoyed by those who live far away in the south, even many thousands of miles distant.In 1989, the villagers learned that they have higher levels of PCBs in their...

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Capitol Coup d’Trump: Deconstructing Media Narratives around January 6th Events - Censored Notebook

Capitol Coup d’Trump: Deconstructing Media Narratives around January 6th Events - Censored Notebook

Project Censored hosted a live Zoom-based round-table discussion Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The online event included a panel of scholars and media experts discussing how media are shaping audiences’ interpretation of recent events, such as the violence at the U.S. Capitol connected to the 2020 elections, social media censorship, and related ongoing constitutional crises.The event was moderated by the Director of Project Censored, Professor Mickey Huff. Those in attendance submitted their questions and comments to the panelists in the Zoom meeting chat which were incorporated into the...

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California Court Ruling Provides “Blueprint” to Reform Overpolicing in Schools - Validated Independent News

California Court Ruling Provides “Blueprint” to Reform Overpolicing in Schools - Validated Independent News

It is no wonder that school districts feel pressure to protect children. Between January 2015 and March 2019, there were 90 school shootings in 29 states that ended in the deaths of 92 people. But in January 2019, a state court in California ordered the Stockton Unified School District to rein in the “school resource officers” used to keep kids safe. The order was the result of a three-year that revealed “widespread abuses” by police in Stockton schools including “use of excessive force, unconstitutional and ‘random and suspicionless’ search and seizure procedures using dogs and pat-downs,...

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Boosting Coltan Prices Outside of the Congo - Validated Independent News

Boosting Coltan Prices Outside of the Congo - Validated Independent News

Coltan, a rare but highly demanded mineral has contributed to mass turmoil in the Congo where extreme human rights violation has spawned due to coltan mining. Additionally, the money from the large sales of African coltan is known to contribute directly to the escalating military and tribal violence in the war-immersed country. Companies across the globe especially in North America have began efforts to publicize the havoc that is happening in the Congo mines, and want to focus efforts on obtaining coltan from other sources.Mining companies are starting to develop more mines, especially in...

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Advertisers Cash in on Self-Image Messages - Validated Independent News

Advertisers Cash in on Self-Image Messages - Validated Independent News

Companies that make products like Special K and Dove are cashing in on ‘feel good’ messages about body image, while at the same time sending a message to women that they can be prettier and thinner if they buy their products. Blogs like and the are calling the practice into question, noting that the companies do not actually care about your body image. They only use this new marketing scheme – with messages about realizing your inner beauty – because they know that the message of loving who you are and what you look like, no matter what, is very appealing to many.What society doesn’t know...

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Nuclear Power: Dirty and Dangerous, not Clean or Green - Validated Independent News

Nuclear Power: Dirty and Dangerous, not Clean or Green - Validated Independent News

President Barack Obama announced more than $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the United States in nearly three decades. Despite Wall Street openly saying that they will not back this loan because of a 50% chance of it defaulting, our government is pushing it through without flinching, spending billions of dollars on energy that is incredibly dangerous. If there was a meltdown at one of these plants there would be a 30 kilometer radius for radiation inhalation, injuring and killing tens of thousands of people. Obama’s budget...

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Harvard Fellow Calls for Genocidal Measures to curb Palestinian Births - Validated Independent News

Harvard Fellow Calls for Genocidal Measures to curb Palestinian Births - Validated Independent News

In the article from The Electronic Intifada titled, Harvard Fellow Calls for Genocidal Measures to curb Palestinian Births. Harvard fellow,Martin Kramer called for ‘the West’ to take measures to curb Palestinian births. His statement seemed as a proposal to meet the international legal definition of a call for genocide. Kramer, who is also a member of Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), called for the West to stop providing pro-natal subsidies to Palestine’s with refugee status inevitably causing a curb in children born in the Gaza Strip. During his speech earlier this month...

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