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Project Censored: The top 10 big stories the major news media didn't report in 2009

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the important stories ignored by the mainstream media, according to Project Censored

Its self-analysis concludes that the organization is neither, but admits to a certain bias. "The bias of Project Censored seems to be quite simple," it notes. "We promote protection of First Amendment rights in support of a truly free press, one that holds those in power, elected by the people or appointed, accountable."

 

THE TOP 10 CENSORED STORIES OF 2009-2010

1. Buh-bye U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency?

Since the financial meltdown of 2008 sent a jarring ripple effect throughout the global economy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been talking up the idea of an international market that doesn't use the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency. The dollar now holds the status of the predominant anchor currency held in foreign exchange reserves, securing the U.S.'s strategic economic position.

In July 2009 at the Group of Eight Summit in Italy, Medvedev underscored his call for a newly conceived "united future world currency" when he pulled a sample coin from his pocket and showed it off to heads of state, the Bloomberg news service reported. At a conference in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in June 2009, world leaders from Brazil, India, and China listened as Medvedev made his case for a new global currency system anchored on something other than the dollar, according to an article in the Christian Science Monitor.

Additionally, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) suggested in a report that the present system of using the dollar as the world's reserve currency should be subject to a wholesale reconsideration, according to an article in the Telegraph, a British newspaper.

Michael Hudson, an author and professor of economics at the University of Missouri, links discussions about an alternative global reserve currency with U.S. military spending. Referencing Medvedev's calls for a "multipolar world order," Hudson offers this translation: "What this means in plain English is, we have reached our limit in subsidizing the United States' military encirclement of Eurasia while also allowing the U.S. to appropriate our exports, companies, stocks, and real estate in exchange for paper money of questionable worth."

2. Environmental enemy No. 1: U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. military burns through 320,000 barrels of oil a day, Sara Flounders of the International Action Center reports, but that tally doesn't factor in fuel consumed by contractors or the energy and resources used to produce bombs, grenades, missiles, or other weapons employed by the Department of Defense.

By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products — yet it has a blanket exemption in commitments made by the U.S. to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Despite its status as top polluter, the Department of Defense received little attention in December of 2009 during talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Meanwhile, human health is threatened by the long-term environmental impacts of military operations throughout the globe. Depleted uranium contamination from the Iraq conflict has been linked to widespread health problems, Jalal Ghazi reports for New America Media. The Chamoru people of Guam, meanwhile, experience an alarmingly high rate of cancer, which is suspected to be linked to a nearby 1950s U.S. nuclear weapons testing site that left a legacy of radioactive contamination.

"The greatest single assault on the environment comes from one agency: the Armed Forces of the United States," author Barry Sanders writes in The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism.

3. Internet privacy and personal access at risk

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Posted by Patrick Curley on Sep. 17, 2010 @ 9:16 am

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips are really the rare individuals who reject the labels and the appeals to authority and just focus on the content. They aren't wed to any particular ideology or camp, but they ARE passionate about their project of exposing the hidden realities happening all over the world that most people never hear about.

That's why it's so important to get the Project Censored book out there, far and wide, and great that the SFBG gives them space here.

Anyone with half a brain can see that the "Truther" label -- evolved now from the Bush Administration's "Conspiracy Theorist" -- is a derogatory MSM construct to try to turn average people away from ever looking at the damning evidence that the official story of the 9/11 attacks is a lie, in many ways. From the ridiculous claims that the Pentagon could not be defended at all a full hour after NYC was hit, to the implosion of Building 7, it's obvious to anyone who spends 5 minutes looking at the evidence that a cover-up or worse has happened.

But Patrick Curley, you can bet, has never read a Project Censored book and knows nothing about what Huff and Phillips do. Like a single-celled organism, he only knows that his job is to hang an ugly label on anyone who questions the official story. His life is lived in black and white, Patriot or Truther, Commie or "American". It's a sad state to have exist in.

And since Project Censored is more complicated then ABCCBSCNNNBC, Curley rushes over screaming "Truther! Truther!", like yet another MSM moron.

Thanks to the SFBG, and Project Censored, for continuing the reject the black and white agenda of the MSM.

Posted by Reader on Sep. 18, 2010 @ 11:32 am

For more info on 9/11, have a look at these sites:

Journal of 9/11 Studies
http://www.JournalOf911Studies.com
Peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal covering research related to 9/11/2001

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
http://www.AE911Truth.org
Association of architects, engineers and affiliates investigating the “collapses” of the WTC high-rises on 9/11/01

9-11 Research
http://www.911Research.wtc7.net
An attempt to uncover the truth about September 11th, 2001

9-11 Review
http://www.911Review.com
A resource for understanding the 9/11/01 attack

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice
http://www.stj911.org

9/11 Truth News
http://www.911TruthNews.com
Responsible news about the ongoing impact of the 9/11 attack.

9/11 Working Group of Bloomington
http://www.911WorkingGroup.org
Research group in Bloomington Indiana which includes Kevin Ryan.

Truth Action
http://www.TruthAction.org
On the Eleventh Day of Every Month, meet up and spread the word with activists in the streets of your community

Truthmove
http://www.TruthMove.org
Personal and social change through the process of truth

Visibility 9-11
http://www.Visibility911.com
Website for weekly radio program of Michael Wolsey

WTC7.net
http://www.WTC7.net
The Hidden Story of WTC Building 7

Posted by Guest on Sep. 20, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

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Posted by Guest on Sep. 23, 2010 @ 9:48 am