The main stream media (MSM) worldwide is either controlled by the governments in the regions that they reside or are controlled a handful of corporate moguls who wish to absolutely control the content of the “news” presented to us. This is no secret, and I think we all have a sense of how true this is. We need only to tune to FOX one day and MSNBC the next in America to see just how true the reality of controlled media is. It is also true of media anywhere in the world. BBC, RT, CNN, Al Jazeera, and a host of others are similar in their very carefully crafted content.
What most don’t realize is they ALL insure that the most important stories that would expose the Oligarchs’ plans for humanity never see the light of day. Several years ago, a tradition originated by Professor Carl Jensen and his Sonoma State students in 1976 was to review the top 25 annual stories of importance that had not been covered by MSM. The expansion of the Project to include affiliate faculty and students from campuses across the country and around the world was initiated several years later as outgoing director Peter Phillips passed the reins to current director Mickey Huff. These efforts have made the Project even more diverse and robust. The 2013 Project Censored reviewed 233 Validated Independent News stories (VINs) representing the collective efforts of 219 college students and 56 professors from 18 college and university campuses that participate in the affiliated program and 13 additional community evaluators.
Here is the synopsis of these stories. Even knowledge of these stories can dramatically expand your perspective of our world and that can only be a good thing.
In January 2013, Israel acknowledged that medical authorities have been giving Ethiopian immigrants long-term birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.
Monsanto introduced genetically modified alfalfa in 2003—a full two years before it was deregulated, according to recently released evidence…
In February 2013, United States senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) introduced a bill to implement a new tax of three basis points (that is, three pennies for every hundred dollars) on most nonconsumer stock trades.
In communities affected by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” people understand that this process of drilling for natural gases puts the environment and their health at risk
Monsanto has a long history of contamination and cover-up and in India another Monsanto cover-up is ongoing
Declassified documents reveal that the Israeli military calculated how many calories a typical Gazan would need to survive, in order to determine how much food to supply the Gaza Strip during the 2007–2010 blockade.
After privatization of the national banking sector, private bankers borrowed billions of dollars or (ten times the size of Iceland’s economy), creating a huge economic bubble that doubled housing prices and made a small percentage of the population exceedingly wealthy
The effects of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) on food supply and the environment are slowly emerging
Creative Commons (CC) is celebrating ten years of helping writers, artists, technologists, and other creators share their knowledge and creativity with the world
Journalists are increasingly at risk of being killed or imprisoned for doing their jobs, a situation that imperils press freedom.
Reduced land productivity, combined with elevated oil costs and population growth, threaten a systemic, global food crisis
As a multitude of hazardous wireless technologies are deployed in homes, schools, and workplaces, government officials and industry representatives continue to insist on their safety despite growing evidence to the contrary.
An August 2012 Gallup poll showed that 18.2 percent of Americans lacked sufficient money for needed food at least once over the previous year.
High levels of lead, mercury, and depleted uranium are believed to be causing birth defects, miscarriages, and cancer for people living in the Iraqi cities of Basra and Fallujah.
According to a former top Iranian negotiator, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, in 2005 Iran offered a deal to the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom that would have made it impossible for Iran to build nuclear weapons.
Migrants crossing the Mexico–US border not only face dangers posed by an unforgiving desert but also abuse at the hands of the US Border Patrol
In October 2012, Icelanders voted in an advisory referendum regarding six proposed policy changes to the 1944 Constitution
A stunning thirty-five to forty percent of everything we buy goes to interest.
The Physicians for Social Responsibility released a study estimating that one billion people—one-seventh of the human race—could starve over the decade following a single nuclear detonation
As a direct result of existing financial policies, the world’s one hundred richest people grew to be $241 billion richer in 2012.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors hate groups and antigovernment groups, released a report showing that 1,360 radical, antigovernment “patriot” groups and 321 militias actively operate within the United States
Obama signed both the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, expanding whistleblower protections, in November 2012, and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) furthering these protections in January 2013
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), branded as a trade agreement and negotiated in unprecedented secrecy, is actually an enforceable transfer of sovereignty from nations and their people to foreign corporations.
The global 1 percent hold twenty-one to thirty-two trillion dollars in offshore havens in order to evade taxes, according to James S. Henry, the former chief economist at the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company.
In February 2013, United States military intelligence analyst Bradley Manning confessed in court to providing vast archives of military and diplomatic files to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, saying he wanted the information to become public “to make the world a better place” and that he hoped to “spark a domestic debate on the role of the military in (US) foreign policy.
It is indeed eye-opening to see these stories organized in this manner. Knowledge equals empowerment. We have always relied on journalists to insure a level playing field for all. Without a robust, free, and independent press we are merely victims. We can successfully apply anti-trust rules to telephones, but not our media? We need to take action and we can. It is a simple two step process. First turn off the “boob” tube and do not support MSM. Secondly, let’s insist that congress empower the FCC to break up mega media groups.