HAITI CENSORED FROM 1994 TO 2008

HAITI CENSORED FROM 1994 TO 2008 HAITI CENSORED IN 1994: Story # 10 Haiti: Drugs, Thugs, The CIA and the Deterrence of Democracy; Sources: The New York Times, 11/1/93; Pacific News Service, 10/20/93 & 11/2/93. HAITI CENSORED IN 1994: Story # 14 Haiti: Under the FTAAA, multinational corporations could leverage exploited workers in Mexico against […]

On the demonization of Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega

An excerpt from the recently published book The Mother of All Battles: The Endless U.S.-Iraq War by Malcom Lagauche: In December 2003, we all saw the photos of a disheveled Saddam Hussein after he was pulled out of a “spider hole” in a town near Tikrit. The administration laughed and the U.S. public made jokes about […]

Obama’s Firing of Watchdog a Lesson for Canadians

By Guest Blogger George Thompson It seems absurdly naïve to think that what is happening everywhere else in the world and especially in America is not going to affect the Canadian education system. For example Canadian provincial governments have imported high stakes testing, test-score and demographics websites (“data dashboards”) for parents to shop schools, “magnet” […]

CENSORED IN 1984

CENSORED IN 1984: MILLIONS OF ETHIOPIANS STARVING TO DEATH Hunger in Africa was consistently nominated as a Censored subject during the early 1980s. When we asked journalists why they didn’t cover the tragedy unfolding there, they would reply;, “It’s not news,” or Everyone already knows about starving Africans,” or “Nothing can be done about it […]

The tragedy of stereotypes in America

I purposely did not watch much of the news last night because of the shootings at Fort Hood. As soon as I heard that the shooter, Major Nidal Hasan, was a Muslim, I knew the slant the story was going to take. At first, I was impressed with the fact that the news I did […]