Top 25 'Censored' stories

We were all so caught up in Election ’08, I failed to note the “Project Censored 2009” list, released in September..

Briefly, for 32 years Sonoma State University has released a list of the top 25 news stories from the previous year which have been censored by the mainstream media’s lack of coverage.

Hundreds of stories are submitted each year. These are narrowed by students, faculty and journalists to a list of 25, which is then ranked by a panel of judges.

After the list is realeased each September, the stories eventually make their way into the MSM and the public psyche. For example, several years ago the top censored story was “Neocons,” and that finally became, as we say, a household word.

So, why not read tomorrow’s news today? At the end of the list, you will find a link to the stories! Here are the top 25 censored stories from 2008:

#1. Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
# 2 Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
# 3 InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
# 4 ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
# 5 Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
# 6 The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
# 7 Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
# 8 Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
#9 Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
# 10 APA Complicit in CIA Torture
# 11 El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
# 12 Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
# 13 Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
# 14 Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
# 15 Worldwide Slavery
# 16 Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
# 17 UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
# 18 Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
# 19 Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
# 20 Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
# 21 NATO Considers “First Strike” Nuclear Option
# 22 CARE Rejects US Food Aid
# 23 FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs
# 24 Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
# 25 Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer

For the list of titles as active links to stories, go HERE.


airth10 said...

The one 'censored' story that interests me is #25 because I was suspicious of how Spitzer got caught in March. I wrote a piece on it then.

An inquest has started to see if the financial information obtained on Spitzer was done illegally.

B.J. said...

Airth: I have deep interest in #18 for personal reasons. And, I thought #24 was very interesting. Not because of the conspiracy theories involved, but because of what Japan thinks of America under Bush Actually, I read them all, and all were good.

Frodo bin Unhabi said...

#1A--Who are the inmates in Guantanamo?

B.J. said...

Frodo: These annual lists go back to 1976. Guantamo has made the list in previous years. Here is a link:

Project Censored Archives 1976-2009