Monday, October 16, 2006

Project Censored




Here is a website that is really interesting. ProjectCensored.org is a media watchdog group that each year compiles stories that are of great importance to our lives, and yet go under-reported. While magazines and newspapers fill up their pages with celebrity gossip and sensationalized accounts of scandals, we often go without learning about events and issues that affect us, our environment, our political reality, our food, our privacy, our liberties.


I have copied their top 25 list for your interest. For more detailed explanations, resources, and links please visit their website. This worthwhile project reminds us that it is up to us to seek out the truth, in a mediascape that seeks to dull us with infotainment. (Hello, Brangelina?)

Top 25 Censored news stories of 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 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


Project Censored also had tons of real news stories, which makes them an invaluable resource when you want to find out what's going on out there, or find out more about what you already know.


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9 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

GREAT site, Bazu. Thanks for pointing it out.

Candi said...

Wow!! I love the site! Thank you for the link. Much more interesting of a read than what Lindsey Lohan's hair color of the week is!

Candi said...

PS> Almost time for your cupcake book to come!! YAY! I was afraid of having the cookbook too since I do not need any extra pounds. I think I will let Britty make them, and we will freeze lots of them, like you mentioned. :) It's too cute of a book to not have!

Melissa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog bazu :)
Wow, thanks for this post, I'll definitely be looking into this matter more...I never concerned myself too much with whether something was GMO or not...but this woke me up!

Emmy said...

Love the link Bazu! What a terrific site. It reminds me of what Ralph Nader has always been saying about the Media Bias. You've probably seen this site, but if not, I'll post it anyway. I think you'd like it:
Common Dreams Their tag line is Breaking News and Views for the Progressive Community.

Candi said...

Lol! You stopped by my blog again! That made me laugh. And Mittens loves the attention. :) She's a moody kitty, but sure loves those stuffed animals!! :P

Hope you are having a great week!!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Bazu, I going to study that list. Intriguing site, and I'm up for conspiracy (realitY) reading any day.

Paulie said...

Wow, some really interesting stuff on that site! It's crazy what gets buried by the media each day.

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meesh said...

This is an amazing site and so incredibly important. I'm studying journalism right now and working on a bachelor's degree. I hope one day I can report on stories like this and actually get them some attention. Everyone of those headlines is so much more important than "Is Angelina prgnent again?" Gah.
Thanks for sharing this one with us.