Monday, September 29, 2008

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009


Project Censored: Top 25 Censored Stories
Project Censored's selection of the 25 most censored issues in 2007 -- 2008, published in the book Project Censored 2009. An article from this blog, Censored News, is included in #17:

#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
# 11 El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
# 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 Drugs
# 24 Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
# 25 Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
(Photo: Tribute to dead US soldiers and Iraqi, Arlington West, by Veterans for Peace/Photo Brenda Norrell

2 comments:

Rob said...

Interesting, but how can anyone know the top 25 censored stories for 2009 when 2008 isn't even over yet?

Bruce said...

Project Censored's #1 story on Iraqi deaths excludes a lot of "inconvenient" (but important) research. In fact, the following asks if Project Censored are resorting to censorship themselves on this issue:

http://www.mediahell.org/project_censored.htm