Project Censored

Subscribe to Project Censored feed
The News that Didn't Make the News and Why
Updated: 8 hours 26 min ago

Tip of the Day: The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News

Tue, 2017-05-09 17:37

By Julie Frechette Bill O’Reilly’s abrupt dismissal from Fox News in April serves as a long, hard fought victory for those who have called him out for his sexist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and classist rhetoric.  Over the past two decades, viewers of Fox News have been subjected to O’Reilly’s histrionic tirades against women, people of […]

The post Tip of the Day: The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News appeared first on Project Censored.

Fighting Fake News With Mickey Huff

Mon, 2017-05-08 12:44

This week, we present a speech delivered in April by the Project Censored Show’s co-host Mickey Huff. His topic was ‘fake news,’ and how to resist it. He spoke at Sonoma State University, as part of the campus’s annual Social Justice Week. Mickey Huff is director of Project Censored, co-host of the Project Censored radio program, […]

The post Fighting Fake News With Mickey Huff appeared first on Project Censored.

The Project Censored Lecture Series – This event is FREE!

Wed, 2017-05-03 12:49

The Project Censored Lecture Series Hosted by Professor Mickey Huff Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30 P.M. Aqus Café 189 H Street Petaluma, CA This event is FREE! Dr. Peter Phillips of Sonoma State University and his Investigative Sociology Student Research Teams for Spring Semester 2017 Present Their Findings: On the Rental Housing Crisis in Sonoma County: Fair […]

The post The Project Censored Lecture Series – This event is FREE! appeared first on Project Censored.

Orange Is The New Black, Black Lives Matter, and Project Censored Student Researchers

Mon, 2017-05-01 12:28

The program begins with a discussion of how TV depicts female inmates; is “Orange Is The New Black” a step forward in public understanding? Next, what’s happened to media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement since Donald Trump took office? Finally on the program, three Project Censored student researchers at San Francisco State University […]

The post Orange Is The New Black, Black Lives Matter, and Project Censored Student Researchers appeared first on Project Censored.

War: Missing from Public Response to Trump, but Urgent

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:34

By Marc Pilisuk The US air strikes in Syria last week were conducted without Congressional authorization. They foreshadow a dangerous military escalation in the Syrian civil war and have no legal justification. The excuse was retaliation against the barbaric use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians authorized by Bashar Al-Assad. But the rush to retaliate […]

The post War: Missing from Public Response to Trump, but Urgent appeared first on Project Censored.

the US Drone Warfare Program

Wed, 2017-04-19 21:10

Today’s show is devoted to the US drone warfare program, its consequences for targeted populations, and activists’ efforts to stop it. Selay Ghaffar with the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joins in by phone from Kabul, and explains who the actual victims of drone strikes are. And three California peace activists (Toby Blome, Eleanor Levine and […]

The post the US Drone Warfare Program appeared first on Project Censored.

Citizenships and Censorships in a Digital World” as part of the 26th Annual Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum at California State University, Northridge

Tue, 2017-04-11 10:39

Project Censored’s Andy Lee Roth will be giving a talk on “Citizenships and Censorships in a Digital World” as part of the 26th Annual Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum at California State University, Northridge on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This year’s Devol Forum—which examines the connections between government censorship and the right to be a […]

The post Citizenships and Censorships in a Digital World” as part of the 26th Annual Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum at California State University, Northridge appeared first on Project Censored.

The Pentagon Money Pit: $6.5 Trillion in Unaccountable Army Spending and No DoD Audit

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:39

According to a July 2016 Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG) report, $6.5 trillion of Army Spending allocated to the Pentagon have no paper trail and no audit has been made by the Department of Defense (DOD) for the past two decades to resolve this issue. In other words, David Lindorff reported that “the Department […]

The post The Pentagon Money Pit: $6.5 Trillion in Unaccountable Army Spending and No DoD Audit appeared first on Project Censored.

You Have The Right To Remain Silent, Your Phone Does Not

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:38

On January 20, 2017, as Donald Trump was being sworn in as President of The United States protests were taking place a short distance away. Washington, D.C. Police arrested over 200 individuals and charged them under felony riot laws and took phones away as evidence.  AlterNet’s Sarah Lazare, along with other news outlets cited in the […]

The post You Have The Right To Remain Silent, Your Phone Does Not appeared first on Project Censored.

Inmates and Activists Protest Use of Chemical Weapons in US Prisons and Jails

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:36

Daniel Moattar, writing for The Nation, and Sarah Lazare, a journalist at AlterNet, report how chemical weapons, including several types of tear gas, are being used against prisoners in the United States, despite the fact that the international Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997 bans their use in warfare. Despite the arms control treaty that now […]

The post Inmates and Activists Protest Use of Chemical Weapons in US Prisons and Jails appeared first on Project Censored.

Business Partnerships between Fitbit and Health Insurance Companies

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:31

Insurance companies are developing new ways to deny health coverage to customers who have preexisting medical conditions. Insurance companies are partnering with Qualcomm Life to develop a special program, which allows insurance companies to monitor customers’ activity via wearable fitness devices, such as a Fitbit. However, as Andrew Boyd reported for The Conversation in February […]

The post Business Partnerships between Fitbit and Health Insurance Companies appeared first on Project Censored.

Illinois Lawsuit Alleges Prison Abuse of Inmates by 232 Correctional Officers

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:28

Against a backdrop of national concern over the militarization of police, Brian Dolinar reports for Truthout that a judge has approved a 2015 lawsuit against 232 Illinois Department of Corrections officers to proceed to the discovery phase. As Dolinar writes, “less is known beyond prison walls about guards who regularly brutalize those incarcerated,” but the […]

The post Illinois Lawsuit Alleges Prison Abuse of Inmates by 232 Correctional Officers appeared first on Project Censored.

Facebook Buys Sensitive Data about its Users to Offer Marketers Increasingly Specific Targeted Advertising

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:24

Julia Angwin, Terry Parris, Jr., and Surya Mattu report that, since 2012, Facebook has been buying sensitive data about users’ offline lives from data brokers and using this information in combination with the data it collects about users. In turn this allows Facebook to sell the information to advertisers who seek to target specific types […]

The post Facebook Buys Sensitive Data about its Users to Offer Marketers Increasingly Specific Targeted Advertising appeared first on Project Censored.

Israel to deport Pro-Palestinian activists and outlaw foreign supporters

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:20

In February 2017, Al Jazeera reported that Israeli lawmakers had proposed a ban to effectively outlaw BDS activists and foreign supporters of the Pro-Palestinian human rights movement. According to Al Jazeera journalist Nigel Wilson, the Israeli government advanced this agenda, “based on a 2011 law that allowed for civil suits against people, including Israelis, who […]

The post Israel to deport Pro-Palestinian activists and outlaw foreign supporters appeared first on Project Censored.

2016: The Year of Internet Shutdowns

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:17

Governments around the world shutdown Internet access over fifty times in 2016, Lyndal Rowlands reported for the Inter Press Service (IPS) in December of that year. Around the world, governments shutting down Internet access limited freedom of speech, swayed elections, and damaged economies. “In the worst cases,” Rowlands wrote, “Internet shutdowns have been associated with […]

The post 2016: The Year of Internet Shutdowns appeared first on Project Censored.

Use of Traditional vs. Allopathic Medicine among Latino Immigrants

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:12

In March 2017, The Conversation published an article by Courtney Parker about the troubles facing Latino immigrants in finding healthcare, and how the use of traditional, or indigenous, medicine can help. Many Latino immigrants in the US are disadvantaged when it comes to finding healthcare due to social, economic, and language barriers. Fortunately, Traditional Medicine, […]

The post Use of Traditional vs. Allopathic Medicine among Latino Immigrants appeared first on Project Censored.

A Bottomless Barrel? California’s Big Oil Boom

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:09

The oil industry has spent $122 million in the past six years to shape regulation and legislation in the state of California, Michael J. Mishak of the Center for Public Integrity reported in the Nation in February 2017. California is the third largest oil-producing state in the nation, behind only Texas and North Dakota. As […]

The post A Bottomless Barrel? California’s Big Oil Boom appeared first on Project Censored.

The Politics of Ultrasound Scans

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:02

In January 2017, Republicans in the US Congress introduced the “Heartbeat Protection Act,” which proposed that any doctor performing an abortion must check for a heartbeat beforehand. As Moira Weigel wrote in the Atlantic, “Opponents of the heartbeat bills have pointed out that they would eliminate abortion rights almost entirely—making the procedure illegal around four […]

The post The Politics of Ultrasound Scans appeared first on Project Censored.

Make the American Dream Real Again—Restore the Purpose and Meaning of Work

Mon, 2017-04-10 17:46

For most people, work isn’t just about money. Fulfilling work also provides purpose and structure for our lives. It helps us feel part of the collective experience with shared goals and meaningful roles in our communities.  But today, work isn’t working for many Americans. Wages haven’t increased above inflation in 40 years. Many companies are replacing […]

The post Make the American Dream Real Again—Restore the Purpose and Meaning of Work appeared first on Project Censored.

Kenn Burrows and William Pepper

Mon, 2017-04-10 17:34

With the 49th anniversary of the MLK assassination recently past, Mickey Huff and guest co-host Kenn Burrows welcome attorney and author William Pepper to the program. Pepper discusses his latest book, “The Plot to Kill King,” much of it based on evidence unavailable at the 1999 civil trial, King vs. Jowers. Pepper says he now […]

The post Kenn Burrows and William Pepper appeared first on Project Censored.

Pages