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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:

  1. Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
  2. Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
  3. Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
  4. Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
  5. High-Tech Genocide in Congo
  6. Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
  7. US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
  8. Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
  9. The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
  10. Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
  11. Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
  12. Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines
  13. New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup
  14. Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US
  15. Chemical Industry is EPA's Primary Research Partner
  16. Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court
  17. Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda
  18. Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story
  19. Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever
  20. Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem
  21. Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers
  22. Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed
  23. US Oil Industry Targets Kyoto in Europe
  24. Cheney's Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
  25. 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.

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Comments

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