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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

While there is a great deal of news coverage about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Project Censored highlights human rights abuses as a little-discussed aspect. After a 15-month study conducted by an international team of scholars, the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa concluded that Israel is, from the perspective of international law, an occupying power in Palestinian territories and that it has become a colonial enterprise that implements a system of apartheid. An Amnesty International report charges that Israel is denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies. And articles that appeared in Electronic Intifada detailed how Israel had begun barring movement between Israel and the West Bank for those holding a foreign passport, including humanitarian aid workers and thousands of Palestinian residents. Project Censored's introduction touches on the topic: "Rare mainstream media glimpses of Israel's apartheid system, like the CBS 60 Minutes segment 'Is Peace Out of Reach?' in January 2009, air and then fade away after drawing vitriolic, selectively focused criticism."

10. U.S. funds and supports the Taliban

While this story appeared on the front pages of The New York Times and Washington Post, Project Censored claims they omitted some key facts. The Nation broke the story, and at the time Project Censored was researching it, there was nary a mention in the mainstream media of how American tax dollars wind up in the hands of the Taliban. In some cases, money goes to Afghan companies run by former Taliban members like President Hamid Karzai's cousin, Ahmad Rate Popal, who was charged in the 1980s with conspiring to import heroin into the United States. U.S. military contractors in Afghanistan also pay suspected insurgents to protect supply routes. "It is an accepted fact of the military logistics operation in Afghanistan that the U.S. government funds the very forces American troops are fighting," according to The Nation story, written by Aram Roston. The Nation article also highlighted a link omitted by the other publications: NCL holdings, a licensed security company in Afghanistan, is run by the son of the Afghan defense minister and has an influential former CIA officer, Milton Bearden, on its advisory board. NCL secured a highly lucrative trucking contract — despite having no apparent trucking experience.

Project Censored celebrates the release of Censored 2011 at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept, 16 at 7:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.projectcensored.org.


Comments

Check out the "Advisory Board" for the 911Truth.org website here:

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20061014120445472

Check out this article by Huff and Paul Rea:

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20090309170952776

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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