Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/category/y-2007/

In one of my usual strolls through Cyber Space looking for links that deal with current issues that affect us all I came upon the Project Censored Organization website http://www.projectcensored.org/
You can say they are like a journalism watchdog agency that keeps an eye out for news that never makes the news. News that the big news agencies don’t want you to see or hear. News that the Big Corporations don’t want you to see or hear. Here are just a few headlines:

Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
Source:
Global Research.ca, August 5, 2005
Title: “Halliburton Secretly Doing Business With Key Member of Iran’s Nuclear Team”
Author: Jason Leopold
Faculty Evaluator: Catherine Nelson
Student Researchers: Kristine Medeiros and Pla Herr

Further down on this headline it states that Halliburton worked closely with Cyrus Nasseri, the vice chairman of the board of directors of Iran-based Oriental Oil Kish, to develop oil projects in Iran. Halliburton has a long history of doing business in Iran, starting as early as 1995, while Vice President Cheney was chief executive of the company.
Well, talk about a shocker. Don’t take my word for it, go to the link provided above.

Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
Sources:
The New Standard, December 2005
Title: “New Report Shows Increase in Urban Hunger, Homelessness”
Author: Brendan Coyne
OneWorld.net, March, 2006
Title: “US Plan to Eliminate Survey of Needy Families Draws Fire “
Author: Abid Aslam
Faculty Evaluator: Myrna Goodman
Student Researcher: Arlene Ward and Brett Forest

More than three-quarters of cities surveyed reported increases in demand for food and housing, especially among families. President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal 2007, which begins October 2006, includes a Commerce Department plan to eliminate the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The proposal marks at least the third White House attempt in as many years to do away with federal data collection on politically prickly economic issues.
I didn’t know of this Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). How much is it that we are spending on the Iraq War Daily?

High-Tech Genocide in Congo
Sources:
The Taylor Report, March 28, 2005
Title: “The World’s Most Neglected Emergency: Phil Taylor talks to Keith Harmon Snow”
Earth First! Journal, August 2005
Title: “High-Tech Genocide”
Author: Sprocket
Z Magazine, March 1, 2006
Title: “Behind the Numbers: Untold Suffering in the Congo”
Authors: Keith Harmon Snow and David Barouski
Faculty Evaluator: Thom Lough
Student Researchers: Deyango Harris and Daniel Turner

The world’s most neglected emergency, according to the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, is the ongoing tragedy of the Congo, where six to seven million have died since 1996 as a consequence of invasions and wars sponsored by western powers trying to gain control of the region’s mineral wealth. At stake is control of natural resources that are sought by U.S. corporations—diamonds, tin, copper, gold, and more significantly, coltan and niobium, two minerals necessary for production of cell phones and other high-tech electronics; and cobalt, an element essential to nuclear, chemical, aerospace, and defense industries.
“High-Tech Genocide” and other articles about cell phone technology are available by contacting the author: sprocket@riseup.net.
This one is a Must Read article that gets into the dirty dealings of Corporations!

That is only 3 of the articles at Project Censored Organization website and there are 22 more! This is the link for the whole listing: http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index
As I read each article I came to realize why the big news agencies would censor such stories especially since big corporations are named and the dirty tricks used to get their profits. You will be interested to know that the millions of people dying across Africa are dying because of the worlds need for modern technology.
The articles are dated but their ongoing conditions are still current. I recommend this article and a tour through Project Censored Organization website, who knows it might become one of your favorite bookmarks!

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