Censored 2011: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009-10

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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...
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781583229200
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 578,408
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Project Censored, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award.

Benjamin Frymer is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University. He works in the areas of critical theory, youth, education, media, cultural studies, art education, and the study of contemporary alienation. He is the incoming Director of Project Censored, and has authored recent publications on the Columbine High School Shootings and the Frankfurt School. He is also currently co-editing the book, Hollywood’s Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis (Palgrave), while working on founding the Center for the Study of Media in a Global Society at Sonoma State.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction Kristina Borjesson Borjesson, Kristina 1

Section I Censored News and Media Analysis

Chapter 1 The Top Censored Stories of 2009 and 2010 Project Censored Censored, Project 7

Introduction: What is Modern Media Censorship? Mickey Huff Huff, Mickey 7

1 Global Plans to Replace the Dollar 10

2 US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet 15

3 Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk 24

4 ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courts 30

5 Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US War in Pakistan 34

6 Health Care Restrictions Cost Thousands of Lives in US 38

7 External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa 43

8 Massacre in Peruvian Amazon over US Free Trade Agreement 51

9 Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine 53

10 US Funds and Supports the Taliban 57

11 The HINI Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating Data to Enrich Drug Companies 60

12 Cuba Provided the Greatest Medical Aid to Haiti after the Earthquake 63

13 Obama Cuts Domestic Spending and Increases Military Corporate Welfare 67

14 Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/II Issues 70

15 Bhopal Water Still Toxic Twenty-five Years After Deadly Gas Leak 77

16 US Presidents Charged with Crimes Against Humanity as Universal Jurisdiction Dies in Spain 81

17 Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment 88

18 The True Cost of Chevron 94

19 Obama Administration Assures World Bank and International Monetary Fund a Free Reign of Abuse 99

20 Obama's Charter School Policies Spread Segregation and Undermine Unions 102

21 Western Lifestyle Continues Environmental Footprint 113

22 1.2 Billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards 116

23 Afghan War: Largest Military Coalition in History 118

24 War Crimes of General Stanley McChrystal 122

25 Prisoners Still Brutalized at Gitmo 124

Runners Up for Censored 2011 127

Project Censored Germany's Top 10 Censored News Stories from 2009 132

Chapter 2 Deja vu: What Happens to Censored Stories from Years Past? Carl Jensen Jensen, Carl 135

Chapter 3 Manufacturing Distraction: Junk Food News and News Abuse on a Feed to Know Basis Adam Bessie Bessie, Adam 159

Chapter 4 Signs of Health: Stories of Hope and Creative Change from 2009 and 2010 Kenn Burrows Burrows, Kenn 193

Chapter 5 Fear & Favor 10th Annual Report: Hidden Interference in the Newsroom Peter Hart Hart, Peter 211

Section II Truth Emergency Inside the US/NATO Military-Industrial-Media Empire

Chapter 6 Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime in American Government Lance de Haven-Smith de Haven-Smith, Lance 231

Chapter 7 Building What?: How State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight David Ray Griffin Griffin, David Ray 267

Chapter 8 Invisible Victims: US Corporate Media Censorship of Israeli International Law Violations in Palestine Nora Barrows-Friedman Barrows-Friedman, Nora 293

Chapter 9 How Not to Be Fooled Again: An Analysis of Mainstream Media Arguments Supporting the Invasion of Iraq Robert Abele Abele, Robert 315

Chapter 10 The Sound of Freedom?: News Coverage of Public Debate over the F-35 Andrew L. Roth Roth, Andrew L. 33

Section III Project Censored International Building Media Democracy Worldwide

Chapter 11 Colleges and Universities Validate Independent News and Challenge Censorship Mickey Huff Huff, Mickey 355

Chapter 12 Commodity or Right: Laws that Regulate Communication in Spain and America Concha Mateos Mateos, Concha 371

Chapter 13 Most Likely to Secede: US Empire, Vermont Secession, Citizen Journalism, and Media Democracy Rob Williams Williams, Rob 389

Chapter 14 Our Media Renaissance: Individual Empowerment and Community-owned Infrastructure David Mathison Mathison, David 403

Chapter 15 Free Speech is Not for Sale: The Case of Simon Singh Padraig Reidy Reidy, Padraig 419

Acknowledgments 425

How to Support Project Censored 438

About the Editors 440

Index 443

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