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Censored 2015 : inspiring We the people : the top censored stories and media analysis of 2013-2014
Roth, Andrew Lee, 1968- , author.
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2014]

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345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Top 25 censored stories and media analysis from 2013-14 -- Ocean acidification increasing at unprecedented rate -- Top ten US aid recipients all practice torture -- WikiLeaks revelations on Trans-Pacific partnership ignored by corporate media -- Corporate internet providers threaten net neutrality -- Bankers back on wall street despite major crimes -- The deep state: government "without reference to the consent of the governed" -- FBI dismisses murder plot against occupy leaders as NSA and big business crack down on dissent -- Corporate news ignores connections between extreme weather and global warming -- US media hypocrisy in covering Ukraine crisis -- World health organization suppreses report on Iraqi cancers and birth defects -- Wealthy donors and corporations set think tanks' agendas -- Pentagon awash in money despite serious audit problems -- Lawsuit challenges nuclear power industry immunity from liability in nuclear accidents -- Accumulating evidence of ongoing wireless technology health hazards -- Reporting miscarriages, criminalizing pregnant women's bodies -- The beef industry's "feedlot feedback loop" -- 2016 will find Gaza out of drinking water -- National database of police killings aims for accountability -- Agribusiness giants attempt to silence and discredit scientists whose research reveals Herbicides' health threats -- Estonia a global example of e-government, digital freedom, privacy, and security -- Questioning the charter school hype -- Corporate news media understate rape, sexual violence -- Number of US prison inmates serving life sentences hits new record -- Restorative justice turns violent school around -- "Chaptered out": US military seeks to balance budget on backs of disabled veterans -- Deja vu: what happened to previous censored stories? -- Mea culpa, mi amore: sorry for all the junk food news and news here's some more -- Media democracy in action: inspring we the people -- Service learning: The SUNY-Buffalo State and project censored partnership -- Rewriting apartheid: news media whitewashing of South Africa and the legacy of Nelson Mandela -- "We can live without gold, but we can't live without water": contesting big mining in the Americas -- Law enforcement-related deaths in the US: "justified homicides" and their impacts on victims' families -- It is easier to imagine the zombie apocalypse than to imagine the end of capitalism -- Play it again, (Uncle) Sam: a brief history of US imperialism, propaganda, and the news
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At Berkeley during the 1964-65 school year, Mario Savio and his fellow students led the fight to lift a ban of on-campus political activities, a struggle that blossomed into the Free Speech Movement. As Savio declared in his famous December 1964 speech- oThere's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels . . . upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop!o

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Censored 2015 -Project Censored's annual yearbook of the top 25 most censored stories and media analysis as voted on by activists, scholars, and media workers across the country-continues where last year's volume left off- The US has left Iraq with an epidemic of cancers and birth defects. A fifth of Americans go hungry. The richest global 1 percent hide trillions in offshore tax havens. . . . And so much more that didn't make the front page (or even back page).

Informative and timely, appalling and sometimes uplifting, Censored alerts readers to the stories that were quashed in favor of media bias, celebrity scandals, and self-censorship, in hopes that we the people, armed with knowledge, put our bodies upon the gears-before it's too late.

Author Notes

Project Censored director Mickey Huff is a co-chair of the history department and professor of social science at Diablo Valley College, and, with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips, co-host of the Project Censored Show on KPFA (Berkeley), which rebroadcasts on WBAI, No Lies Radio, Progressive Radio Network, and other stations.

Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored. He teaches sociology at Sonoma State University and the College of Marin.