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Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

Proud of the whistleblowers

Glenn Greenwald's San Francisco appearance and Julian Assange's plea from exile crystallize a year of surveillance state revelations

Alerts: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY 18 Glenn Greenwald: Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State The Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes, SF. (773) 583-7884 tinyurl.com/glengreenwald. 7-9pm, $6. Greenwald, who...

American revolution: Smith Henderson talks ‘Fourth of July Creek’

Smith Henderson is all smiles. His debut novel, Fourth of July Creek, has been receiving rave reviews since its release two weeks ago, has...

Feinstein, Pelosi, and NSA/CIA spying

EDITORIAL Two of the most powerful members of Congress — Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — are from San Francisco. They've each...

Alerts: March 12 – 18, 2014

March 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12San Francisco Neighborhoods on the Brink Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery, SF. www.birdbeckett.com. 7pm, free. A panel discussion on displacement,...

Google Glass Explorer opens up on bar fight, privacy

March 4, 2014
Last week, I interviewed a Google Glass “Explorer” for an article about Glass and privacy. It wasn’t Sarah Slocum. “Explorer” is a Google term...

Yesterday, today, and Tomorrow

Cartoonist Dan Perkins reflects on 25 years of 'This Modern World'

Don’t be a Glasshole

Google Glass bar fights aren't about class warfare — they're about privacy

Alerts: February 26 – March 4, 2014

February 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26Hoodies Up! A Day of Remembrance for Trayvon Martin Fruitvale BART Plaza, Oakl. www.stopmassincarceration.net. 4pm, free. On the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's...

Spooked

Speakers boycotting security conference to protest collaboration with NSA

Speakers boycotting security conference to protest collaboration with NSA

February 21, 2014
On Feb. 24, the world’s largest computer security conference, RSA, will commence at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. It’s a huge deal: Speakers will include...

Protesters target AT&T today, Twitter tomorrow

February 11, 2014
Today (Tue/11) marks a nationwide protest against government surveillance that is partially taking place online, as websites such as Reddit post banners opposing the...

Did Feinstein see a drone?

For years now, Bay Area organizers with the antiwar group Code Pink have been staging protests outside the Pacific Heights residence of Sen. Dianne...

‘The Bachelor’ (episode 4, what better time to start?) recap: APOLOGY PLZ

January 29, 2014
Forgive the late (mid-season) arrival, some copy got lost in translation. And if you buy that, Juan Pablo's public image has a shot.So last...

Solomon: The CIA, Amazon, Bezo, and the Washington Post: An exchange with Executive Editor Martin Baron

January 10, 2014
 By Norman Solomon (B3 note: This exchange between Norman Solomon and the Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron followed a Solomon column that dramatized the...

Stealing secret records about government spying used to be way more complicated

January 7, 2014
In 1971, a group of radicals broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole a bunch of documents about J. Edgar Hoover’s...

Theater Listings: December 11 – 17, 2013

December 10, 2013
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Solomon: We met Edward Snowden in Moscow: Please defend his right to travel

November 12, 2013
(B3 note: Norman Solomon sent out the following message from Roots.org. The message was signed by four Americans who recently  visited Snowden...

NSA spies on Google and Yahoo users

More revelations on spying by the National Security Agency were published in the Washington Post on Oct. 31. Thanks again to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now...

Latest NSA spying news features emoticons and Google engineers exploding with profanity

October 30, 2013
More revelations on spying by the National Security Agency were published in the Washington Post today. Thanks again to whistleblower Edward Snowden (whose actions...

Shit happened (Oct. 23-29)

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Celebrities tell NSA to stop spying as digital privacy advocates head to D.C.

October 23, 2013
Thousands of privacy and civil liberties activists are bound for Washington, D.C. for an Oct. 26 rally calling for surveillance legislation reform, in response...

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps -- and the notion of journalistic objectivity