Happy New Year: Top 25 Censored Stories in 2009
Tis the time of Janus, where we look forward to 2009 and back to 2008 at the same time. What have we learned? Are we making progress or are we stuck in the mud?
Project Censored has released its list of top censored stories in 2008 and 2009 and, with the power of the web, they’ll cease to be as ‘private’ as the mainstream media intended.
Here’s the full list for your enjoyment (with apologies to Project Censored, I’ve re-pasted the links below, just in case the lead story experiences a page change):
- #1. Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
- # 2 Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
- # 3 InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
- # 4 ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
- # 5 Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
- # 6 The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
- # 7 Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
- # 8 Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
- #9 Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
- # 10 APA Complicit in CIA Torture
- # 11 El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
- # 12 Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
- # 13 Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
- # 14 Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
- # 15 Worldwide Slavery
- # 16 Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
- # 17 UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
- # 18 Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
- # 19 Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
- # 20 Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
- # 21 NATO Considers “First Strike” Nuclear Option
- # 22 CARE Rejects US Food Aid
- # 23 FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs
- # 24 Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
- # 25 Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
What are your favourite under-reported stories for Canada in 2008 and what do you think they will be in 2009? My suggestions include the following:
- The Cadman Affair. What does Stephen Harper know about this?
- The Coalition: Which unelected coalition will Canadians be forced to choose?
- Afghanistan: end date = when?
- Canadian Unions Forced to take a back seat to bailouts
- HPV and the impact on young women
- Vaccines and the impact on all young children
- Nuclear power lobbying: when will it end and when will we be able to move on to viable renewables?
- The NDP-Green coalition: Canada’s future in the making
- Canada’s Trade Deal with Colombia
- From SPP to North American Union: Canada’s efforts to harmonize currencies
- Tar Sands: How much gain for how much pain to Canadians?
Please post your suggestions below and we’ll do our best to keep track of them during the year.