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Censored 2013 : dispatches from the media revolution : the top censored stories and media analysis of 2011-2012
Huff, Mickey.
Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
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New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, [2012]

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446 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Project Censored identifies and researches news stories which it believes have been underreported, mis-reported, or censored in the mainstream media. With this research, the group aims to advocate the protection of the First Amendment rights granted by the United States Constitution and freedom of information within the United States of America. Unfortunately, on some reports, this group diminishes its credibillty with flagrant bias in both sources selected and commentary.
Foreword / by Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed -- Introduction / Dr. Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff -- SECTION I: CENSORED NEWS AND MEDIA ANALYSIS: The top 25 censored stories from 2011-12 and Censored News Clusters -- The police state and civil liberties / Dr. Elliot D. Cohen -- From "bankster bailout" to "blessed unrest": news we can use to create a US economy for the 99 percent -- Environment and health / Dr. Elaine Wellin -- Human costs of war and violence / Dr. James F. Tracy -- wopmen and gender, race and ethnicity / Susan Rahman and Liliana Valdez-Madera -- Deja vu: what happened to previously censored stories? / Mickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee Roth -- American idle: Junk food news, news abuse, and the voice of Freedumb / Mickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee Roth ... [et al.] -- Media democracy in action / compiled by Mickey Huff ... [et al.] --

SECTION II: TRUTH EMERGENCY: DECONSTRUCTING NARRATIVES OF POWER TO RECLAIM THE COMMON GOOD: Introduction / by Mickey Huff and Dr. Paul W. Rea -- Censorship backfires: a taxonomy of concepts related to censorship / Dr. Antoon De Baets -- The global 1 percent ruling class exposed / Dr. Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro -- The information age: how government is seeking total information awareness and what this portends for freedom and democracy / Dr. Elliot D. Cohen -- Germ warfare: how to reclaim the education debate from corporate occupation / Adam Bessie -- Kent State; was it about civil rights or murdering student protesters? / Laurel Krause with Mickey Huff -- The creative tension of the emerging future: facing the seven challenges of humanity / Kenn Burrows and Dr. Michael Nagler --

SECTION III: PROJECT CENSORED INTERNATIONAL: CASE STUDIES OF "UNHISTORY" IN THE MAKING: Introduction / Dr. Andy Lee Roth -- Guantanamospeak and the manufacture of consent / Dr. Almerindo Ojeda -- Framing Al-Awlaki: how government officials and corporate media legitimized a targeted killing / Dr. Andy Lee Roth -- A morally disengaged America: sacrificing Iraq refugees to terrorism fears and anti-immigration / Angel Ryono -- On the road to Fukushima: the unreported story behind Japan's nuclear-media-industrial complex / Brian Covert -- An occupation of truth: Indian-administrated Kashmir / by Tara Dorabji.
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"Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff--has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored , 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. even Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994, featuring the top stories 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. eyond the Top-25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics- The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a criti

Author Notes

"MICKEY HUFF is the director of Project Censored and an associate professor of history and social science at Diablo Valley College. PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, 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 for the publication of Censored 2009 ."

Table of Contents

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq AhmedDr. Andy Lee Roth and Mickey HuffMickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee RothDr. Elliot D. CohenDr. Rob WilliamsDr. Elaine WellinDr. James F. TracySusan Rahman and Liliana Valdez-MaderaMickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee Roth, with Project Censored interns and Jen Eiden and Nolan Higdon and Aaron Hudson and Mike Kolbe and Michael Lucacher and Ryan Shehee and Andrew O'Connor-WattsMickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee Roth and Nolan Higdon and Michael Kolbe and Andrew O'Connor-WattsMickey Huff and Dr. Paul W. ReaDr. Antoon De BaetsDr. Peter Phillips and Kimberly SoeiroDr. Elliot D. CohenAdam BessieLaurel Krause and Mickey HuffKenn Burrows and Dr. Michael NaglerDr. Andy Lee RothDr. Almerindo OjedaDr. Andy Lee RothAngel RyonoBrian CovertTara DorabjiDr. Peter Phillips
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 21
Section I Censored News and Media Analysis
Introductionp. 29
Chapter 1 The Top 25 Censored Stories from 2011-12 and Censored News Clustersp. 35
1 The Police State and Civil Libertiesp. 45
2 From "Bankster Bailout" to "Blessed Unrest": News We Can Use to Create a US Economy for the 99 Percentp. 61
3 Environment and Healthp. 85
4 Human Costs of War and Violencep. 103
5 Women and Gender, Race and Ethnicityp. 123
Chapter 2 Déjà Vu: What Happened to Previous Censored Stories?p. 137
Chapter 3 American Idle: Junk Food News, News Abuse, and the Voice of Freedumbp. 151
Chapter 4 Media Democracy in Action compiled by Mickey Huff with contributions by Sarah van Gelder and Yes! Magazine; Chris Woods of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism; Jay Costa and Darby Beck of Map Light; .Michael Levitin of the Occupied Wall Street Journal; Victoria Pacchiana-Rojas on s Banned Books Week; Christopher Ponzi of Rebellious Truths; Nora Barrows-Friedman of Electronic Intifada; Andrew Phillips of Pacifica/KPFA Radio; J. R. Valrey of Block Report Radio; Steve 2eltzer of Work Week Radiop. 177
Section II Truth Emergency: Deconstructing Narratives of Power to Reclaim the Common Good
Introductionp. 213
Chapter 5 Censorship Backfires: A Taxonomy of Concepts Related to Censorshipp. 223
Chapter 6 The Global 1 Percent Ruling Class Exposedp. 235
Chapter 7 The Information War: How Government Is Seeking Total Information Awareness and What This Portends for Freedom and Democracyp. 259
Chapter 8 GERM Warfare': How to Reclaim the Education Debate from Corporate Occupationp. 271
Chapter 9 Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or Murdering Student Protesters?p. 297
Chapter 10 The Creative Tension of the Emerging Future: Facing the Seven Challenges of Humanityp. 313
Section III Project Censored International: Case Studies of "Unhistory" in the Making
Introductionp. 333
Chapter 11 Guantánamospeak and the Manufacture of Consentp. 337
Chapter 12 Framing Al-Awlaki: How Government Officials and Corporate Media Legitimized a Targeted Killingp. 345
Chapter 13 A Morally Disengaged America: Sacrificing Iraqi Refugees to Terrorism Fears and Anti-Immigrationp. 375
Chapter 14 On the Road to Fukushima: The Unreported Story Behind Japan's Nuclear-Media-Industrial Complexp. 387
Chapter 15 An Occupation of Truth: Indian-Administered Kashmirp. 407
Acknowledgmentsp. 419
Report from Media Freedom Foundationp. 429
How to Support Project Censoredp. 431
About the Editorsp. 433
Indexp. 435