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Project Censored Releases On-line the Most Important Censored News stories of 2009-10

Thirty-three Colleges and Universities Participated in the Selection of the 2011 yearbook story list.
Top 25 of 2011
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Top 10 Stories

10. US Funds and Supports the Taliban


Sources: Aram Roston, "How the US Funds the Taliban," Nation, November 20, 2009,

 http://www.thenation.com/doc/20091130/roston. Ahmad Kawoosh, "Is the US Aiding the Taliban?" Taiwan News, October 31, 2009, opinion sec.,

 link to www.etaiwannews.com. Ahmad Kawoosh, "Helicopter Rumor Refuses to Die," Institute for War and Peace Reporting, November 2, 2009,

 http://www.iwpr.net/?p=arr&s=f&o=356886. Student Researchers: Anne Cozad (Sonoma State University) [...]

9. Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine

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Sources: Virginia Tilley, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, "Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid," HSRC Web site, May 2009,  http://www.hsrc.ac.za/Media_Release-378.phtml. Jonathan Cook, "Israel Brings Gaza Entry Restrictions to West Bank," Electronic Intifada, August 18, 2009,

 http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10718.shtml. Amnesty International, "Israel Rations Palestinians to Trickle of Water," October 27, 2009,

 link to www.amnesty.org. Rory McCarthy, "Non-Violent Protests Against West Bank [...]

8. Massacre in Peruvian Amazon over US Free Trade Agreement

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Sources: Raúl Zibechi, "Massacre in the Amazon: The US-Peru Free Trade Agreement Sparks a Battle over Land and Resources," trans. Laura Carlson, Americas Program, Center for International Policy, June 16, 2009,

 link to americas.irc-online.org. Student Researcher: Kelsea Arnold [...]

7. External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa

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Sources: John Vidal, "Food, Water Driving 21st-century African Land Grab," Mail & Guardian, March 7, 2010,  link to www.mg.co.za. Paula Crossfield, "Food Security in Africa: Will Obama Let USAID's Genetically Modified Trojan Horse Ride Again?" Civil Eats, August 6, 2009,

 http://civileats.com/ 2009/08/06/will-obama-let-the-usaid-genetically-modified-trojan-horse-ride-again. Thalif Deen, "Land Grabs for Food Production Under Fire," Inter Press Service, October 23, 2009, [...]

6. Health Care Restrictions Cost Thousands of Lives in US

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Sources: Steffie Woolhandler, MD, David Himmelstein, MPH, and Mark Almberg, MD, "Over 2,200 Veterans Died in 2008 Due to Lack of Health Insurance," Physicians for a National Health Program, November 10, 2009,

 http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/ november/over_2200_veterans_.php. Amy Goodman, "Mother Speaks Out on Insurance Giant CIGNA's Denial of Healthcare to Cancer-Stricken Twin Daughters," Democracy Now!, October 1, 2009, [...]

5. Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US War in Pakistan

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Sources: Jeremy Scahill, "The Secret US War in Pakistan," Nation, November 23, 2009,

 http://www.thenation.com/doc/20091207/scahill. Jeremy Scahill, "Blackwater Wants to Surge Its Armed Force in Afghanistan," Antiwar.com, January 20, 2010,

 http://original.antiwar.com/scahill/2010/01/19/ blackwater-wants-to-surge. David Edwards and Muriel Kane, "Ex-employees Claim Blackwater Pimped Out Young Iraqi Girls," Raw Story, August 7, 2009. Student Researchers: Andrew Hobbs, Kelsea Arnold, [...]

4. ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courts

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Sources: Jacqueline Stevens, "America's Secret Ice Castles," Nation, January 4, 2010,

 link to www.thenation.com. Jacqueline Stevens, "Secret Courts Exploit Immigrants," Nation, June 16, 2009,

 http://www.thenation.com/article/secret-courts-exploit-immigrants. Human Rights Watch, "Locked Up Far Away, The Transfer of Immigrants to Remote Detention Centers in the United States," December 2, [...]

3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk

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Sources: Josh Silver, "Deep Packet Inspection: Telecoms Aided Iran Government to Censor Internet, Technology Widely Used in US," Democracy Now!, June 23, 2009,

 http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/23/deep_packet_inspection_telecoms_aided_iran. David Karvets, "Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case," Wired, January 22, 2009,

 http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/01/obama-sides-wit/. Kim Zetter, "Deep-Packet Inspection in U.S. Scrutinized Following Iran Surveillance," Wired, June 29, 2009,

 http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/06/deep-packet-inspection. Declan McCullagh, [...]

2. US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet

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Sources: Sara Flounders, "Add Climate Havoc to War Crimes: Pentagon's Role in Global Catastrophe," International Action Center, December 18, 2009,

 http://www.iacenter.org/o/world/climatesummit_pentagon121809. Mickey Z., "Can You Identify the Worst Polluter on the Planet? Here's a Hint: Shock and Awe," Planet Green, August 10, 2009,

 http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tech-transport/identify-worst-polluter-planet.html. Julian Aguon, "Guam Residents Organize Against US Plans for $15B Military [...]

1. Global Plans to Replace the Dollar


Sources: Chris Hedges, "The American Empire Is Bankrupt," Truthdig, June 15, 2009,

 http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090614_the_american_empire_is_bankrupt/. Michael Hudson, "De-Dollarization: Dismantling America's Financial-Military Empire: The Yekaterinburg Turning Point," Global Research, June 13, 2009,

 http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=13969. Fred Weir, "Iran and Russia Nip at US Global Dominance" Christian Science Monitor, June 16, 2009,

 http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0616/p06s12-woeu.html. Lyubov Pronina, "Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New [...]

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