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Meer dan 60 studenten van Amerikaanse universiteiten werken jaarlijks aan het samenstellen van deze lijst. De missie van Project Censored is om zowel studenten als het publiek iets te leren over de rol van een vrije pers in een vrije samenleving - en om het nieuws te melden dat het nieuws niet haalde en waarom.

Ook dit jaar valt de mond open van verbazing bij het doornemen van de lijst. Obama heeft o.a. in Nederland nog steeds vele sympathisanten, maar zoals je uit deze universitair samengestelde en tot in de puntjes geverifieerde lijst kunt halen is dat vooral omdat zijn daden niet breed uitgemeten worden in de media. Een kleine opsomming:

Het defensiebudget van de VS is na de tweede wereld oorlog nog nooit zo hoog geweest (Obama geeft 33% meer aan defensie uit dan Bush), ondanks dat er continue bewijs wordt geleverd van extreme verspilling, misbruik en fraude. Daarnaast zijn er 1,46 miljoen Amerikanen die zonder medische verzekering rondlopen en daarmee hun overlevingskans met 40% zien dalen. Naast tienduizenden burgers stierven er om die reden onnodig 2.266 oorlogsveteranen in 2008 (14 keer zoveel als het aantal oorlogsslachtoffers onder de troepen van de VS in Afghanistan in dat jaar) en 17.000 kinderen in ziekenhuizen.

Ook heeft hij een waar slachtveld in Peru aan laten richten vanwege een handelsconflict, een continue stroom van Amerikaanse belastingdollars naar de Taliban op gang gebracht [zodat de VS kan blijven vechten tegen deze opstandelingen] en heeft hij het privéleger Blackwater (XE services) o.a. in Pakistan ingezet. Hij heeft met de Wereldbank, het IMF en de World Trade Organisation buiten het congres om, bindende afspraken gemaakt die de wetten van meer dan 100 landen buiten spel zetten en mogelijk maken dat hetzelfde beleid kan worden gevoerd dat tot de financiële crisis heeft geleidt. Als klap op de vuurpijl kan deze president het internet plat leggen in Amerika als er nationaal gevaar dreigt.

Ook wordt onder meer nog bericht over het feit dat nanotechnologie serieuze DNA risico's met zich meebrengt en dat de regering in de VS nog ernstig in verlegenheid is met allerlei onopgeloste zaken rond 11 september 2001.

De lijst is lang en verbijsterend eigenlijk. Dit zouden de items op het journaal moeten zijn. De wereld zou anders tegen zichzelf en zijn regeringen aankijken. Wikileaks licht nu her en der een tipje van de sluier op in de reguliere media, maar ondanks alle onthullingen zie je toch een patroon ontstaan dat de agenda van Israël positief lijkt te beïnvloeden. Extra alertheid gewenst dus!

Dit is de nieuwe lijst van Project Censored:

Censored 2011: Stories of 2009-2010

  1. Global Plans to Replace the Dollar

    Nations have reached their limit in subsidizing the United States’ military adventures. During meetings in June 2009 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, world leaders such as China’s President Hu Jintao, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev, and other top officials of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation took the first formal step to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve [...]

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

    The US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. In spite of the evidence, the environmental impact of the US military goes largely unaddressed by environmental organizations and was not the focus of any discussions or proposed restrictions at [...]

  3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk

    Following in the steps of its predecessor, the Obama administration is expanding mass government surveillance of personal electronic communications. This surveillance, which includes the monitoring of the Internet as well as private (nongovernmental) computers, is proceeding with the proposal or passage of new laws granting government agencies increasingly wider latitude in their monitoring activities. At [...]

  4. ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courts

    Agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are holding thousands of US residents in unlisted and unmarked subfield offices and deporting tens of thousands in secret court hearings. “If you don’t have enough evidence to charge someone criminally but you think he’s illegal, we can make him disappear.” Those chilling words were spoken [...]

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

    At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda operatives inside and outside Pakistan. The Blackwater [...]

  6. Health Care Restrictions Cost Thousands of Lives in US

    Despite national legislative health reform, health care in the US will remain dismal for many Americans, resulting in continuing deaths and personal tragedies. A recent Harvard research team estimates that 2,266 US military veterans died in 2008 due to lack of health insurance. The figure is more than fourteen times the number of deaths suffered [...]

  7. External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa

    Resource exploitation in Africa is not new, but the scale of agricultural “land grabbing” in African nations is unprecedented, becoming the new colonization of the twenty-first century. State violence against Kenyan indigenous pastoralists and Nigerian civilians in oil-rich regions has heightened, leaving thousands dead as the military burns whole communities to the ground and police [...]

  8. Massacre in Peruvian Amazon over US Free Trade Agreement

    On World Environment Day, June 5, 2009, Peruvian Amazon Indians were massacred by the government of Alán García in the latest chapter of a long war to take over common lands—a war unleashed by the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the United States. Three MI-17 helicopters took off from the [...]

  9. Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine

    The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC) has released a study indicating that Israel is practicing both colonialism and apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territories. The HSRC commissioned an international team of scholars and practitioners of international public law from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Israel, and the West Bank to conduct the [...]

  10. US Funds and Supports the Taliban

    In a continuous flow of money, American tax dollars end up paying members of the Taliban and funding a volatile environment in Afghanistan. Private contractors pay insurgents with the hope of attaining the very safety they are contracted to provide. Concurrently, US soldiers pay at checkpoints run by suspected insurgents in order to get safe [...]

  11. The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating Data to Enrich Drug Companies

    The H1N1 virus has spawned widespread panic and fear throughout the world. However, upon closer examination, many of the claims made by the World Health Organization (WHO) seem to be based on weak and incomplete data. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created and used data to grossly exaggerate the need [...]

  12. Cuba Provided the Greatest Medical Aid to Haiti after the Earthquake

    Cuba was the first to come into Haiti with medical aid when the January 12, 2010, earthquake struck. Among the many donor nations, Cuba and its medical teams have played a major role in treating Haiti’s earthquake victims. Public health experts say the Cubans were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris [...]

  13. Obama Cuts Domestic Spending and Increases Military Corporate Welfare

    President Obama’s decision to increase military spending this year and in the future will result in the greatest administrative military spending since World War II. This decision is being made in spite of continued evidence of extreme waste, fraud, abuse, and corporate welfare in the military budget. At the same time, spending on “non-security” domestic [...]

  14. Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/11 Issues

    Several contentious issues still plague the US government and their version of the events of September 11, 2001. Those in political power along with media elites would like to see the ongoing grassroots debates surrounding unanswered 9/11 questions and discrepancies disappear, despite the mountains of evidence that suggest that American citizens were told little about [...]

  15. Bhopal Water Still Toxic Twenty-five Years After Deadly Gas Leak

    Around midnight on December 2, 1984, the citizens of Bhopal, India, a city of over 500,000 people in central India, were poisoned by approximately forty tons of toxic gases pouring into the night air from a largely abandoned chemical insecticide plant owned by the US-owned Union Carbide Corporation (UCC). The long-predicted gas leak at UCC [...]

  16. US Presidents Charged with Crimes Against Humanity as Universal Jurisdiction Dies in Spain

    In October 2009, under great pressure from the United States, the government of Spain decided to limit its own jurisdiction in cases of genocide and crimes against humanity, thus closing one of the last windows of accountability for the most serious crimes committed by the most powerful nations on Earth. Under international law, such crimes [...]

  17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment

    Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment Personal products you may use daily and think are harmless—cosmetics, suntan lotion, socks, and sports clothes—may all contain atom-sized nanotech particles, some of which have been shown to sicken and kill workers in plants using nanotechnology. Known human health risks include severe and permanent [...]

  18. The True Cost of Chevron

    Chevron’s 2008 annual report to its shareholders is a glossy celebration heralding the company’s most profitable year in its history. Profits of $24 billion catapulted Chevron past General Electric to become the second most profitable corporation in the United States. The oil company’s 2007 revenues were larger than the gross domestic product (GDP) of 150 [...]

  19. Obama Administration Assures World Bank and International Monetary Fund a Free Reign of Abuse

    On April 24, 2009, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner hosted meetings with finance ministers from the world’s top economies to discuss increased oversight of the global financial system in the wake of the meltdown. The meetings preceded semi-annual gatherings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Washington, DC. The April G20 meeting [...]

  20. Obama’s Charter School Policies Spread Segregation and Undermine Unions

    Charter schools continue to stratify students by race, class, and sometimes language, and are more racially isolated than traditional public schools in virtually every state and large metropolitan area in the country. Charter schools are often marketed as incubators of educational innovation, and they form a key feature of the Obama administration’s school reform agenda. [...]

  21. Western Lifestyle Continues Environmental Footprint

    Speaking in advance of the climate summit in Copenhagen, Rajendra Pachauri, the United Nation’s leading climate scientist, warned that Western society must enact radical changes and reform measures if it is to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told the Observer that Western society [...]

  22. 1.2 Billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards

    India’s 1.2 billion citizens are to be issued biometric identification cards. The cards will hold the person’s name, age, and birth date, as well as fingerprints or iris scans, though no caste or religious identification. Within the next five years a giant computer will hold the personal details of at least 600 million citizens, making [...]

  23. Afghan War: Largest Military Coalition in History

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has become history’s first global army. Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater, much less the same country. At the eighth anniversary of the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan, the world is witness to a twenty-first-century armed conflict waged by the largest [...]

  24. War Crimes of General Stanley McChrystal

    A little more than a year before he was fired on June 23, 2010, for making potentially insubordinate remarks in a Rolling Stone profile, General Stanley McChrystal was appointed by President Barack Obama as commander in charge of the war in Afghanistan. He had been formerly in charge of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) [...]

  25. Prisoners Still Brutalized at Gitmo

    In Guantánamo, the notorious but seldom-discussed thug squad, officially known as the Immediate Reaction Force (IRF), deployed by the US military remains very much active. Inside the walls of Guantánamo, the prisoners know the squad as the Extreme Repression Force. In reality, IRF is an extrajudicial terror squad, the existence of which has been documented [...]
In Guantánamo, the notorious but seldom-discussed thug squad, officially known as the Immediate Reaction Force (IRF), deployed by the US military remains very much active. Inside the walls of Guantánamo, the prisoners know the squad as the Extreme Repression Force. In reality, IRF is an extrajudicial terror squad, the existence of which has been documented [...]

Geplaatst door Arjan Bos




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