Censored 2001: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories
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  • April 2001
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Censored 2001: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories

Peter Phillips and Project Censored

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. Click here for more Project Censored titles.

REVIEWS

"The annual CENSORED offers devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of mainstream news in America … Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens." —Los Angeles Times

"A distant early warning system for society's problems." —American Journalism Review

"One of the most significant media research projects in the country." —I.F. Stone "A terrific resource, especially for its directory of alternative media and organizations … Recommended for media collections." —Library Journal

"Project Censored shines a spotlight on news that an informed public must have … a vital contribution to our democratic process." —Rhoda H. Karpatkin, President, Consumer's Union

"No one in his or her right mind wants the anger, sorrow, and frustration this book will bring in even a casual skimming. Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us." —The San Diego Review

"This volume chronicles 25 news stories about events that could affect all of us, but which we most likely did not hear or read about in the popular news media … [with] topical cartoons by Tom Tomorrow, who helps put a humorous light on some of the grim news." —The Bloomsbury Review

About Peter Phillips and Project Censored

PETER PHILLIPS, former director of Project Censored, is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.

PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award for the publication of Censored 2009. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.

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