Thursday, September 09, 2004

Overlooked while the Swift Boat lies were being covered

Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004

  1. Wealth Inequality in 21st Century Threatens Economy and Democracy -- The top 1% of the U.S. population now owns about a third of the wealth in the country...reports released in 2003 by global economy analysis groups warn that further increases in the imbalance in wealth throughout the world will have catastrophic effects...
  2. Ashcroft vs. the Human Rights Law that Holds Corporations Accountable -- Attorney General John Ashcroft is seeking to strike down one of the world's oldest human rights laws, the Alien Torts Claim Act (ATCA) which holds government leaders, corporations, and senior military officials liable for human rights abuses taking place in foreign countries.
  3. Bush Administration Censors Science -- Critics charge that the Bush Administration is purging, censoring, and manipulating scientific information in order to push forward its pro-business, anti-environmental agenda.
  4. High Levels of Uranium Found in Troops and Civilians -- Civilian populations in Afghanistan and Iraq and occupying troops have been contaminated with astounding levels of radioactive depleted and non-depleted uranium as a result of post-9/11 United States' use of tons of uranium munitions.
  5. The Wholesale Giveaway of Our Natural Resources -- Not since the McKinley era of the late 1800s has there been such a drastic move to scale back preservation of the environment.
  6. The Sale of Electoral Politics
  7. Conservative Organization Drives Judicial Appointments
  8. Cheney's Energy Task Force and The Energy Policy
  9. Widow Brings RICO Case Against U.S. government for 9/11 -- Ellen Mariani has studied the facts of the day for nearly two years and has come to believe that the White House intentionally allowed 9/11 to happen in order to launch the War on Terrorism...
  10. New Nuke Plants: Taxpayers Support, Industry Profits
  11. The Media Can Legally Lie -- Started when Fox news decided to hide facts about dangerous Monsanto products in February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.
  12. The Destabilization of Haiti
  13. Schwarzenegger Met with Enron's Ken Lay Years Before the California Recall
  14. New Bill Threatens Intellectual Freedom in Area Studies
  15. U.S. Develops Lethal New Viruses -- Scientists funded by the US government have developed a way to make pox viruses incredibly deadly
  16. Law Enforcement Agencies Spy on Innocent Citizens -- The effort to create a new national intelligence collection, analysis, and sharing system has frightening implications for privacy and other civil liberties.
  17. U.S. Government Represses Labor Unions in Iraq in Quest for Business Privatization
  18. Media and Government Ignore Dwindling Oil Supplies
  19. Global Food Cartel Fast Becoming the World's Supermarket
  20. Extreme Weather Prompts New Warning from UN -- The UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO reports extreme weather and climate occurrences all over the world Supercomputer models show that, as the atmosphere warms, the climate is not only becoming hotter, but very unstable.
  21. Forcing a World Market for GMOs
  22. Censoring Iraq
  23. Brazil Holds Back in FTAA Talks, But Provides Little Comfort for the Poor of South America
  24. Reinstating the Draft
  25. Wal-Mart Brings Inequality and Low Prices to the World

story synopses from John Shirley

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