Project Censored Project Censored is a media research, education, and advocacy initiative housed at Sonoma State University since 1976. Among its journalistic activities is the publication of news stories omitted or censored by other media sources. Published works Since 1993 Project Censored has published an annual trade paperback review of the “Top 25 Censored Stories of the Year.” RUSSIA/UKRAINE I don't know about you, but I always took a certain comfort in the notion Harper was a cynical master of manipulation, a politician for whom no wedge was too harmful or divisive to be shunned. This is bad, of course, and both immoral and dangerous, but it contains the comforting kernel of thought that no one as bright as Harper is could actually fail to see the glaring contradictions in the stuff he says. This always offered the faint hope he didn't actually believe everything he was saying, and therefore might be philosophical if voters indicated they disagreed. Naturally one hoped his petulant and furious reaction to the complicated situation unfolding in Ukraine reflected only the availability of another potential wedge issue here in Canada. That is, a chance to capture the Ukrainian-Canadian vote. Perhaps, one hoped, it didn't reveal his actual thoughts on the unstable and dangerous crisis in which there are plenty of nasty players and victims on all sides.
Walter Lippmann Early life Career Lippmann was a journalist, a media critic and an amateur philosopher who tried to reconcile the tensions between liberty and democracy in a complex and modern world, as in his 1920 book Liberty and the News. In 1913, Lippmann, Herbert Croly, and Walter Weyl became the founding editors of The New Republic magazine. During World War I, Lippmann was commissioned a captain in the Army on June 28, 1918 and was assigned to the intelligence section of the AEF headquarters in France. Smell the Truth » War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court Monday The federal government tries to justify its war on marijuana Monday The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony from doctors that conclude the opposite. Doctors Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, retired physician Phillip Denny, and Greg Carter, Medical Director of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington will testify Monday that marijuana — real name, “cannabis” — is not the demon drug the federal government makes it out to be.
40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. The Comment Factory The Comment Factory is a community of writers, artists and thinkers who want to share their ideas and opinions with the world. We come from all over the globe and from every walk of life. What binds us is our belief in the free and open exchange of ideas as the vital prerequisite to a democratic world. The site is open to anyone from any political persuasion who can write competently in English.
Julian Assange on The New York Times: Part 8 December 28, 2011 · 0 Comments Source: NYTX Special Fundraising Offer: Donate to receive a remastered version of this series. The Raw Story Science ‘Hobbit’ human fossils actually normal human with Down syndrome, say scientists The so-called “Hobbit” human skeleton found in 2004 and heralded as a previously unknown human… Toledo’s algae bloom in line with climate projections Originally published at Climate Central A two-day ban on drinking water has been lifted in Toledo,… Should The NYT Be a Truth Vigilante? Widely Cited In New Policy, The Times Forbids After-the-Fact ‘Quote Approval’ The Times is one of the first major news organizations to take a firm stand against a growing and disliked practice. For Times Environmental Reporting, Intentions May Be Good but the Signs Are Not The Times has dismantled its environmental pod and discontinued the Green blog.
Online Alternative News Sites to be Blacked out During next Major Catastrophic Event? According to what I’m hearing from several sources in my network of contacts, the U.S. government is putting systems in place to black out online news sites like Natural News, Drudge Report, The Blaze and many others. A practice run that took place earlier this week in California has already achieved this result and confirmed the technical ability to make it happen at will. The recent outage of news sites experienced by internet users in California was reported by this article on BeforeItsNews.com and confirmed by The Washington Times, The Blaze and other sites. About Pakalert ” If the Third World War is fought with nuclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows “—Lord Louis Mountbatten“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” —Albert Einstein Pakalertpress.com is a research project that turned out as one of most popular alternative news publishers over Internet providing news and views to public about such current affairs that the main stream media is hesitant to discuss. We provide awareness and resources to the public and help them in preparing for the worst. There are prophecies and oracles from around the world that all seem to point to a New World Age ( World is not going to end but millions of people could die in the process of New Age Transition). The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all point to this specific date as the end of civilization.