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Top 10 t r u t h o u t Stories of 2005
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Subject: Top 10 t r u t h o u t Stories of 2005
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 14:29:30 -0800
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In 2005 TruthOut brought you exclusive coverage of the year's most important stories including much original content. This New Year's edition showcases the top 10 TruthOut stories of 2005.

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t r u t h o u t | Mr. Fitzgerald Calling
One of the years biggest stories, federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's dramatic quest to bring White House officials to justice for revealing the name of under cover CIA agent Valerie Plame needed special coverage. TruthOut was there.

Steve Weissman | Dead Messengers: How the US Military Threatens Journalists
2004 was the deadliest year for reporters since 1980. At the time many reporters believed that the military was purposely targeting journalists. As a result TruthOut Director, Marc Ash asked Steve Weissman to investigate this claim. In this award winning five part series that came out early 2005, Steve Weissman reports his findings.

William Rivers Pitt | Nail It to the White House Door
On the eve of the Conyers hearing on June 16th, William Rivers Pitt writes on the Downing Street Minutes -the document leaked by a British version of Deep Throat that describes in plain language the manner in which the Bush and Blair administrations planned to manipulate their way into an invasion of Iraq. A collection of more than 120 organizations and news outlets came together for the purpose of nailing the facts of the Downing Street Minutes to the White House door.

Marjorie Cohn | Abu Ghraib General Lambastes Bush Administration
In this exclusive TruthOut interview Marjorie Cohn talks with Janis Karpinski, the Army Reserve Brigadier General who was in charge of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq when the now famous torture photographs were taken in fall of 2003.

t r u t h o u t | MayDay Mississippi Delta
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the TruthOut staff created a special page to provide our readers with around the clock coverage of the events unfolding. In addition to providing coverage from a variety of sources our page also provided resources and information for prospective donors and hurricane victims in need of help.

t r u t h o u t | One Mother's Stand
In August and September TruthOut's Managing Editor, Scott Galindez spent three weeks at Camp Casey providing our readers with exclusive coverage. As a result TruthOut created this special page "One Mother's Stand." TruthOut also followed Camp Casey to Washington DC for a historic mobalization against the Iraq war http://truthout.org/campcaseydc.shtml.

Bill Moyers | There Is No Tomorrow
Bill Moyers looks at what he calls one of the biggest changes in politics in his lifetime: the delusional is no longer marginal. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington. The offspring of ideology and theology are not always bad but they are always blind. And that is the danger: voters and politicians alike, oblivious to the facts.

Confessions of a Marine
TruthOut's French correspondent, Leslie Thatcher, translated this piece that appeared in Le Nouvel Observateur. It was the story that no American publisher wanted. In this excerpt, Master-Sergeant Jimmy Massey tells about his mission to recruit for, then fight in, the war in Iraq. He tells why he killed. And cracked.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | We Must Take America Back
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivered this speech at the Sierra Summit 2005 in San Francisco in acceptance of the William O. Douglas Award. " This is the worst environmental president we’ve had in American history. The White House has used all kinds of ingenious machinations to try to conceal its radical agenda from the American people including Orwellian rhetoric. But most insidiously, they have put polluters in charge of virtually all the agencies that are supposed to protect Americans from pollution."

Harold Pinter | The Nobel Lecture: Art, Truth and Politics
Harold Pinter gave this lecture when he received the 2005 Nobel prize for literature in early December. "The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public."


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