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A Heartfelt Thank You to Edward Herman

This is a special message from Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored It is with great sadness that we report the death of the brilliant and prolific Edward...   [ continue reading...]

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The Project Censored Annual Book Release Celebration in Petaluma!

The post The Project Censored Annual Book Release Celebration in Petaluma! appeared first on Project Censored.   [ continue reading...]

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Media’s Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims of Natural Disasters

Only one-fifth of homeowners in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey had flood insurance. So, what happened to the other four-fifths, not to mention th...   [ continue reading...]

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Tar Sands Companies to Blame for Increasingly Common Hazardous Spills

Three major oil companies—Kinder Morgan, TransCanada, and Enbridge—have been responsible for spilling a combined 63,000 barrels of hazardous materia...   [ continue reading...]

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Homelessness as a Global Social Problem

“The continuation of homelessness,” Joseph Chamie wrote in a July 2017 report for YaleGlobal Online, “reflects denial and the lack of politica...   [ continue reading...]

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Microplastics Poisoning Our Water and Air

In September 2017, Damian Carrington, an environmental editor at the Guardian, reported on drinking water contamination due to microplastic waste and how billio...   [ continue reading...]

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Opportunity for Rights of Nature Arises Due to Maori Success

In March 2017, the government of New Zealand officially recognized the Whanganui River—which the indigenous Maori consider their ancestor—as a livin...   [ continue reading...]

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The “Gap-Within-a-Gap”: How Education Affects the Gender Wage Gap

Men in Seattle are earning significantly more money than women with the same education levels and in the same profession, Chris Winters of YES! Magazine reporte...   [ continue reading...]

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#15 Shell Understood Climate Change as Early as 1991—and Ignored It

In 1991, Shell Oil Company produced and distributed a twenty-eight-minute documentary titled Climate of Concern. Asserting that climate change was taking place...   [ continue reading...]

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#23 Facebook Buys Sensitive User Data to Offer Marketers Targeted Advertising

Julia Angwin, Terry Parris, Jr., and Surya Mattu reported that, since 2012, Facebook has been buying sensitive data about users’ offline lives from data b...   [ continue reading...]

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#24 Eight Use of Force Policies to Prevent Killings by Police

Killings by police are not inevitable or difficult to prevent, according to a September 2016 study by Campaign Zero, a police-reform group formed in the afterma...   [ continue reading...]

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#22 Lawsuit against Illinois Department of Corrections Exposes Militarization of Law Enforcement inside Prisons

Against a backdrop of national concern over the militarization of police, Brian Dolinar reported for Truthout that a judge has approved a 2015 lawsuit against 2...   [ continue reading...]

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#13 Right-Wing Money Promotes Model Legislation to Restrict Free Speech on University Campuses

Right-wing conservatives are using money and power to influence public policy to suppress student dissent on US college and university campuses. The right-wing...   [ continue reading...]

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#17 Young Plaintiffs Invoke Constitutional Grounds for Climate Protection

In September 2015, twenty-one plaintiffs, aged eight to nineteen, brought a lawsuit against the federal government and the fossil fuel industry to the US Federa...   [ continue reading...]

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#19 Inmates and Activists Protest Chemical Weapons in US Prisons and Jails

Daniel Moattar, writing for the Nation, and Sarah Lazare, a journalist at AlterNet, reported how chemical weapons, including several types of tear gas, are bein...   [ continue reading...]

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#20 Seattle Activist Group Leads First Successful Campaign to Defund Police

In September 2016 the Block the Bunker campaign in Seattle was the first to persuade US city officials to divest from police funding and allocate more tax dolla...   [ continue reading...]

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#10 2016: A Record Year for Global Internet Shutdowns

Governments around the world shut down Internet access more than fifty times in 2016, Lyndal Rowlands reported for the Inter Press Service (IPS) in December of...   [ continue reading...]

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#11 Law Enforcement Surveillance of Phone Records

In cooperation with AT&T, US federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have been secretly collecting telephone records since 1987 under a program k...   [ continue reading...]

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#4 Voter Suppression in the 2016 Presidential Election

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 addressed discrimination in voting by requiring all state and local governments with a history of racial discrimination to get pre...   [ continue reading...]

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#3 Pentagon Paid UK PR Firm for Fake Al-Qaeda Videos

The Pentagon paid a British PR firm more than $660 million to run a top-secret propaganda program in Iraq from at least 2006 to December 2011, Crofton Black and...   [ continue reading...]

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