The news that didn’t make the news

Here are the top 25 censored stories of 2007 published by Project Censored, a media research group that specializes in disclosing important stories that don’t make it to the mainstream press.

In summary:

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 Targets Kyoto in Europe
24. Cheney’s Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
25. US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region

And here’s one more substantial story that received virtually no media coverage: Iraq government votes for US withdrawal


5 thoughts on “The news that didn’t make the news

  1. Oo! I’d love if each of these had a link embedded in it! Some of the articles sound very interesting to read. “Oceans of the world in Extreme Danger.” Do you have a link for that one? Also, “Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem,” I drink tap water!! :)

  2. All the articles are on a single page, which is linked to at the top of the post.

    I used to drink tap water until I moved to Florida. It’s disgusting down here, mostly due to its sulfur content (stinky!). I just filter it with a Brita pitcher. If I want something portable, I fill a water bottle and reuse it. What a novel idea! ;)

  3. Jason, hello. Hope all is well.
    I often find that the news that is really news only makes it to the papers for one day and then disapepars (I don’t believe in any conspiracies btw!).

    One example was 4-5 years back of a statement by the Israelis that they were concerned that Iran would have a nuclear weapon by 2007. I remember thinking at the time, Iran is f’cked. (of course, with the mullahs it was anyway, but in a different sense)

    And then there wasa Rand organization report before 9/11 saying that America has to stop its dependency on Saudi. Of course, that may or may not have anyhitng to do with Iraq, but it is interesting,as you say, how some news items do not gain prominence and others do.

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