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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

Project Censored cites 13 sources, including articles published in Wired and Mother Jones, for this story, and a Google search for the phrase "Internet kill switch" yields 539,000 results generated by more recent reporting.

The Cybersecurity Act was proposed in June 2009, giving the president the power to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" and do whatever is necessary to diffuse a cyber attack. The Senate Homeland Security Committee approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill this past June, which has drawn sharp criticism for including a provision that would allow the president to shut down networks in the event of an emergency.

Reporting in Wired, Noah Schachtman broke the story that the CIA was investing in Visible Technologies, a software firm that can collect, rank, and analyze millions of posts on blogs, online forums, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and other social media sites. Wired also reported that the Obama administration had followed the lead of George W. Bush by urging a federal judge to set aside a ruling in a spy case weighing whether a U.S. president can bypass Congress and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants.

4. ICE's secret detention centers

The federal office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is confining people in 186 unlisted and unmarked subfield offices, many in suburban office parks or commercial spaces that reveal no information about their ICE tenants. Reporting in The Nation, Jaqueline Stevens describes ICE's jail network and the agency's penchant for secrecy when it comes to withholding public information about the facilities. "The absence of a real-time database tracking people in ICE custody means ICE has created a network of secret jails," Stevens writes. "Subfield offices enter the time and date of custody after the fact, a situation ripe for errors ... as well as cover-ups." As a result, detainees can literally be "lost" by attorneys or family members for days or weeks at a time after being transferred.

5. Blackwater in Pakistan

The notorious private military contractor Blackwater has changed its name to Xe Services, but it hasn't escaped scrutiny. According to a story that ran in The Nation in December 2009, the contractor is at the center of a covert program in Pakistan run by the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Karachi. Xe is involved in planning targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, and helps direct a U.S. military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the U.S. military intelligence apparatus who spoke with the Nation. The Pentagon has disputed the claim, stating: "There are no U.S. military strike operations being conducted in Pakistan." More recently, The New York Times reported that Xe had created a web of more than 30 shell companies to win defense contracts, and specifically mentioned that the company employees had loaded bombs and missiles onto predator drones in Pakistan.

6. Cause of death: lack of health care

As the health care debate raged on and Americans heard over and over again about supposed "death panels," "Obamacare," and the government's infringement on personal freedom, at least one important study was largely drowned out. Research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center revealed that lack of health insurance may have figured into 17,000 childhood deaths among hospitalized children in the United States in the span of less than two decades.

The results of a study published in the Journal of Public Health compared more than 23 million hospital records from 37 states between 1988 and 2005, and found that uninsured children in the study were 60 percent more likely to die in the hospital than those with insurance.

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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

My favorites are 911blogger.com, wtc7.net, 911truth.tk.

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

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