October 01, 2006
|25 Most Censored Stories||Media|
Project Censored has published its list of the 25 most important news stories that went largely uncovered for the year. Here they are:
- Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
- Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
- Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
- Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
- High-Tech Genocide in Congo
- Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
- US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
- Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
- The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
- Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
- Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
- Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines
- New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup
- Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US
- Chemical Industry is EPA's Primary Research Partner
- Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court
- Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda
- Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story
- Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever
- Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem
- Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers
- Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed
- US Oil Industry Targets Kyoto in Europe
- Cheney's Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
- US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region
No matter how much of a news junkie you are, many, if not most, of these stories will be news to you. Which is exactly the point. They're important stories, but media self-censorship keeps us from hearing about them.
Project Censored publishes extensive details on all of these stories. Check them out.
There's really no irony that the future of the Internet (net neutrality) is first on the list, because someday soon lists like this may not be available over the Internet.
You know just how screwed balled, up-side-down and backwards this world is when Halliburton is selling nuclear reactor equipment to Iran and Cheney's Halliburton stock is going through the roof.
There's a U.S. company selling nuclear reactor equipment to Iran. I'm having a hard time believing this is true. I'm stumbling for words. The abuse of power in this country is off the charts. Our 'homeland' is headed down a road that will be fraught with cruelty, violence, neglect and pain.
Posted by: Jeff at October 1, 2006 11:21 PM