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All the news too fit to print

“Half the world’s wealth owned by its richest 1%”

“Government Spying ‘Chills’ Writers’ Freedom of Expression”

“Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing”

Huff_Censored2016_RGB_150dpi (1)Imagine a world where these headlines dominated news reports.  These stories are absolutely true, but you won’t find them on the front pages, because they threaten the interests of the powerful corporations that hold our news media in a headlock.

Enter Project Censored – an organization that, for forty years, has fought to save our democracy from “junk food news” by telling the real stories crucial for an understanding of the world we’re living in.

In what has become an annual source of information and a rallying cry for intellectual courage, Project Censored each year produces a book that includes the top 25 underreported news stories, crucial independent reportage from around the world, and sharp analysis of the news that has dominated the corporate press over the past twelve months. 

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Fall is falling! Books are arriving!

Ah, autumn.  That time of year when we remember three glorious months of sunbathing, kite-flying, and barbecuing, and think, Well, that was weird.  Whether you’re the type who thrills to summer’s end or you’re already saying Ah! for those vanished summer nights, we’ve got a fall list that’ll give you something to wella-wella about.

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Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future
by Hal Niedzviecki
On sale October 20, 2015

We live in an unprecedented kind of society: one that is relentlessly focused not on the problem-ridden here and now, but rather on the future.  Huge amounts of capital — both literal and cultural — await the person who can gain control of narratives not yet written and “create the future.”  In Trees on Mars, explosive contrarian Hal Niedzviecki talks to scholars and entrepreneurs, experts and educators, to find the truth about the world our relentless preoccupation with the yet-to-come may be creating.  

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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Rall?

9781609806354For Ted Rall – editorial cartoonist, unembedded war reporter, and longtime Seven Stories author — it’s been a rough week.

Last May, Ted wrote a short editorial on the LAPD’s treatment of jaywalkers for the LA Times, a newspaper that had often published his cartoons and columns.  Rall began his piece by describing a time he had been stopped by the LAPD for jaywalking in 2001:

“All of a sudden, a motorcycle officer zoomed over, threw me up against the wall, slapped on the cuffs, roughed me up and wrote me a ticket. It was an ugly scene, and in broad daylight it must have looked like one, because within minutes there were a couple of dozen passersby shouting at the cop.

“Another motorcycle officer appeared, asked the colleague what the heck he was thinking and ordered him to let me go, which he did. But not before he threw my driver’s license into the sewer.”

Shockingly, more than ten weeks later, the Times announced it was unceremoniously firing Rall, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, over the article.  

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