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Archive | September, 2005

Securitizing the Global Norm of Identity: Biometric Technologies in Domestic and Foreign Policy

In a recent dispatch I mentioned a report from journalist Doug Ireland which stated British journalist Robert Fisk was denied entry into the US. Upon further investigation, it appears that he was not turned away due to the content of his reporting; thus I would like to make that correction here.

The following is from an email sent from Jeff Blankfort, who is a radio program producer with KPOO in San Francisco, KZYX in Mendocino and KPFT/Pacifica in Houston:

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More Dissent, More Censorship

A quarter of a million people jammed the streets of the capital this past weekend, as Mr. Bush conveniently found himself visiting the US Northern Command’s HQ in Colorado Springs.

While veterans from the current debacle in Iraq and scores of military families who oppose the Bush Junta joined the throngs of protestors in Washington DC to express their dissent, there were other goings-on related to Iraq while Bush had his photo-op in Colorado.

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Project Censored cites Dahr Jamail in the #2 and #7 biggest stories the mainstream media ignored

Project Censored is a media research group that tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters and annually compiles a list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media. The list is published in an annual book.

This year’s book entitled “Censored 2006” features the work of Dahr Jamail as contributing to the #2 (Media Coverage Fails on Iraq: Fallujah and the Civilian Death Toll) and #7 (Journalists Face Unprecedented Dangers to Life and Livelihood) biggest stories the mainstream media ignored over the past year.

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