Introduction by Noam Chomsky
Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow
Does censorship of the press exist in the United States? Project Censored answers, "Yes," and has done so every year for the past twenty-five years by producing its acclaimed yearbook. In this year's packed 25th anniversary edition, Censored 2001, Peter Phillips and the Project Censored team respond to the mainstream media's ongoing "dumbing down of the news" by highlighting the 25 most startling stories of power, greed, and collusion of corporate and government sectors. Read all about it: how the World Bank and multinational corporations are trying to privatize water; the facts about genetically altered foods that the media and the biotech industry don't want you to know; how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fails to protect U.S. workers by not effectively enforcing labor laws; how drug companies influence doctors and health organizations to push medications; how U.S. taxpayers are underwriting global nuclear power plant sales; how United Nations corporate partnerships put human rights in peril, and more. These are just some of the stories that appear in Censored 2001. Introduced by world-renowned media critic Noam Chomsky, Censored 2001 also features an interview with Walter Cronkite; Laura Conaway and James Ridgeway's "Democracy in Chains," about the discrimination against black voters in Florida; a chapter on the history of Junk Food News by Project Censored founder Carl Jensen; "Building Indymedia" by Eric Galatas; original essays by Robert A. Hackett, Edward S. Herman, Marrianne Manilov, and Norman Solomon; and a 25-page resource guide to alternative media sources and media activist organizations.
Did you know that the U.S. military is deployed in 70% of the world's nations? Or that leaked State Deptartment cables show that the U.S. planned to instigate civil strife in Syria as early in 2006? What about the chronic problem of medical neglect in private, for-profit, U.S. immigrant-only jails?
No? Neither did the rest of the world. That's because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation's "free press" every day. For the past forty years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print. They also just hosted a jam-packed Media Freedom Summit and co-founded the Global Critical Media Literacy Project in partnership with the Action Coalition for Media Education and the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University.
To celebrate, we're showcasing Censored 2017 at a 25% off online discount and offering 50% off Censored backlist titles (from Censored 1996 to Censored 2006), along with select Seven Stoires books on media literacy, including titles by Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky.
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