Chemtrail article in Project Censored’s Top 10 most censored stories

By Rady Ananda

For the past 35 years, Project Censored has published an annual collection of the top 25 censored news stories. In the 2012 book edition, just released this September, my article, Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails, ranks as the 9th most censored story in the United States.

Originally published at the Centre for Research on Globalization in July 2010, an updated version at COTO Report has seen over 15,000 page views as of this writing.  The article is widely posted across the world in several English and non-English speaking countries, giving it far broader readership than we’ll ever know, but likely over a million.

In addition to citing the symposium speech on which I based my article (supported by three dozen other sources), the Project also included a Commonwealth Club podcast “Man-Made Climate Change in the Skies,” in the new book. That audio-only podcast is a panel discussion by a scientist, two college professors and a former California agriculture employee who has been documenting adverse impacts on agriculture from cloud seeding operations, Rosalind Peterson.

Peterson runs the websites, Agriculture Defense Coalition and California SkyWatch. Her 2009 article, “Persistant Jet Contrails & Man-made Clouds Change our Climate Harming Agriculture & our Natural Resources” is also published in the new book. Also see this 68-minute interview by

Ironically, and as if to prove Project Censored’s point, after I posted a link last year to the Atmospheric Geoengineering piece on the “progressive” link site,, I was banned, and all my contributions removed, though my links often made their front page.

Not surprisingly, even today, Atmospheric Geoengineering continues to be marginalized. A recent hit piece by Rebecca Bowe described “several claims in this year’s list” as “stretching things a bit.” She disparaged my article and Project Censored for having “a fringe obsession with supposedly suspicious airplane contrails.”

Unbeholden to the corporate line, independent media has a different view of my work. Activist Post recently gave me an honorable mention in its Ten Most Influential People in Alternative Media.

“The reporter mischaracterized your story,” said Professor Mickey Huff, the director of the Project. “We have told her and her publisher about it.”

No doubt, chemtrail deniers are more numerous than those who believe the official version of what happened on 9/11.  Yet, publicly available evidence confirming existence of this decades-long project renders such denial absurd. The evidence is overwhelming. This is likely why the subject made it onto Project Censored’s Top Ten.

The Project has also been censored for reporting on 9/11 truth, as this KPFA interview from last year reveals. Inter Press Service contracted with Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff to write the piece, and then refused to publish it and permanently severed their relationship. Huff says the footnotes went on for two pages, though the piece was only a page and a half long. 9/11 Truth is covered in Project Censored’s 2011 edition.

A history professor at Diablo Valley College in Contra Costa County, California, Mickey Huff explains that the selection process for censored stories begins with public nominations.

A committee of college students from over 30 colleges around the world then reviews them for media coverage using a variety of databases including Lexis Nexis.  If a story is under-represented, the students then fact check the article and consult with experts.  After stories have been validated, a team of judges ranks their favorites and the results are calculated.

In addition to the top 25 censored stories for the year (April 2010 through March 2011), the book covers several more topics related to media censorship and democracy.  Here’s the Top Ten 2012 countdown:

#10 Statistical Games with the Unemployment Rate. At Information Clearing House, Greg Hunter showed that instead of 9%, the real unemployment rate is over 22%.

#9 Chemtrails. Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails, Rady Ananda, July 10, 2010.

#8 The Truth on Nuclear Power. The Union of Concerned Scientists published a report describing 14 near-miss nuclear accidents in 2010 in the US. (One is Fort Calhoun, which I covered here and here.) Other nuclear pieces mentioned in this category include Jeff Goodell’s “America’s Nuclear Nightmare” at Rolling Stone.

#7 U.S. Army and psychology’s largest experiment – ever. Horrified by war?  Be positive! A series of APA articles describing and promoting a program of “psychological resilience” is confronted by Roy Eidelson, Marc Pilisuk and Stephen Soldz at Truthout.

#6 Google Spies for CIA, US Military. In January 2010, Eric Sommer wrote “Google’s Deep CIA Connections” for

#5 Prison Companies Fund Anti-Immigrant Legislation. Exposed in depth by Peter Cervantes-Gautschi at AlterNet, Wall Street is profiting from immigrant lock-ups.

#4 Wall Street Engineers Food Crisis. On March 24, 2011, David Moberg wrote “Diet Hard: With a Vengeance” for In These Times showing that speculating on food commodities, along with income inequality, cause hunger – not lack of production.

#3 Obama’s Extrajudicial Hit List. State sanctioned assassinations outside the scope of law is somehow okay by this dictator. This is an under-reported story later covered by Glenn Greenwald at Salon and William Fisher at IPS.  Originally titled “Death by Drone: ‘CIA’s hitlist is murder’,” IPS later changed it to “Death by Remote: But Is It Legal?”

#2 Army of Fake Personas to Promote Propaganda. Two sites broke the story on Feb. 22, 2011: Darlene Storm at Computer World and Stephen Webster at Raw Story. In March, Guardian writers Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain covered it.

#1 US Soldier Suicides Exceed Combat Deaths in 2010. Cord Jefferson broke the story on Jan. 27, 2011 at Iceland’s Good Magazine.

If you like the work the Project is doing, it survives on book sales. You can buy Censored 2012: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2010-11 for $20 plus shipping and handling. Prior editions are also available.

Manna from heaven for also supporting my work.


UN Climate Concern Morphs into Chemtrail Glee Club, Dec. 6, 2010
UN Bans Chemtrails, Oct. 28, 2010

Updated Oct. 2nd to remove some sour grapes.

23 responses to “Chemtrail article in Project Censored’s Top 10 most censored stories

  1. Rady, Congratulations on your Honorable Mention by Activist Post.
    I get the impression that you may be making the PTB nervous, like that they think you could wake up the masses to their being poisoned.

    • one can only hope the masses look up, Eric (and thx for the kudos). What they do in the sky is so freaking obvious once you learn to distinguish between natural and unnatural clouds.

      I wrote recently about Hurricane Irene interrupting the aerial spraying program here in So.Fla. Because there was no spray, for the first time in rural Florida, the night sky was so clear that i could see an arm of the Milky Way.

      I’ve only seen that one other time my entire life — in rural Georgia about 15 years ago.

  2. Everyone is deaf.I recently watched and video taped the planes at work,yet my local newspaper will not touch it.

    • yeah, Dave ~ The silence is deafening. We have NGOs now trying to convince people that governments are just beginning to experiment with aerial cloud seeding, despite a solid 100-year history of it.

      that they work so hard to act like this is new is so Orwellian.

  3. Rady, I’m glad your work is getting the credit it deserves in the real media, however much smaller than the corporate propaganda machine it currently is.

    Pathetic suckup wannabes like Reddit will get their proper reward. (And it’s always funny when Internet parasites like Reddit explicitly reject the entire hype of the blogosphere itself. It wasn’t that long ago that blogs were an essential part of the Internet’s self-image. That sure lasted.)

    • thank you, Russ ~ I was thinking this weekend that after the 4 reddit founders became multi-millionaires and all but one sold, the site is now more like an absentee landlord slum with hooligans running it. the owners don’t care as long as the ad dollars are rolling in.

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  6. it is so AMAZING how asleep people are. They have NO imagination. They actually believe America is safe from bloodthirsty politiks run by big business, which stops at NOTHING for POWER. Americans don’t even know their own history–I know because I’m one of them who had to go back and learn. It is pathetic how brainwashed we are by media. Wake up. Look up in the sky. Breathe deep and ask yourself why what is “in the air” doesn’t feel quite natural.

  7. but everyone should listen to this interview with a Fish & Game scientist.

    Allan Buckman is the President and co-founder of Microbetech, a Nevada-based bioremediation company. A former wildlife biologist and environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish & Game, Allan’s 38-year career has given him crucial insight into environmental stress and the decline of ecosystems.

    In Allan’s presentation at the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference at the United Nations (New York) in 2007, he spoke about the role of pollution in an ever-increasing plant death problem related to the “persistent jet clouds” we now associate with stratospheric aerosol geoengineering operations (chemtrail spraying) and discussed a biorestoration alternative.

    In his speech, Allan corroborates the data presented in What In The World Are They Spraying?, saying:

    “The fallout contains aluminum, strontium, radium, boron, and many more metals, all of which have been documented in every drinking water supply in California and Arizona since about 1987. They only way that could happen is from air application.”

    Part 1 of 5:

    part 2:

    part 3:

    part 4:

    part 5:

  8. but here’s a panel of experts with a variety of perspectives:

    Listen Here:

    Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University

    Eric Karlstrom, Professor of Geography, California State University; Filmmaker

    Allan Buckmann, Former Scientist, California Fish and Game; Presenter, UN Conference on Global Warming (2007)

    Rosalind Peterson, President and Co-founder, Agriculture Defense Coalition; Former U.S.D.A., Farm Service Agency and Presenter at UN Conference on Global Warming (2007)

    Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

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  10. this is disgusting at this point making those of us who are intelligent, aware and know what is going on and has been going on for so long to have to jump through hoops to prove what is so obvious. I have been researching this for quite some time, have taken thousands of photos of these jets spraying, collected rainwater and particulates from the air, examined it under microscopes, it is loaded with particulates and fibers as described on morgellons site.
    this also shows up on the radar and satellite images all the time. I have studied these since the internet came on-line and can see how abnormal the images and cloud formations are now. And it is not just the spraying, these clouds and systems are being manipulated via the jet stream with HAARP. the clouds are lined up, one can see it both in life and on the sat maps all the time.

  11. I’ve written to so many congressmen and senators, newspapers, TV News, magazines,government agencies like the EPA, etc…you know the ones, and no one will answer anything but “denial” and those replies are few. I’ve started putting posters in and on my truck. Two people have commented on it. One only told me I was putting myself in danger to do this. Oh well. I’ve gone to trying to raise awareness using some of my research and zillion photos of different kinds of fake clouds. I’m afraid when someone finally listens to me they still don’t believe and are only being polite. Eyes glaze over as they inch away…lol Still one must try.

    • talking about the subject when major media mostly ignores it, or writes deceptively about it, is like trying to explain color to a blind person… folks are hypnotized by mass media

      I tried talking about it on T’Day, but same thing — glazed eyes, quick change in conversation.

      “Breathe deep the gathering gloom…

      • This is a bill that apparently did pass in 2006 (?)
        Weather Modification Research and Development Policy Authorization Act of 2005.
        Interesting wording I had to cut and past it into Word to make it more readable. The term “Other Purposes” really got my attention and the part at the end about “The heads of the departments and agencies of the United States and the heads of any other public or private agencies and institutions that receive research funds from the United States related to weather modification shall, to the extent possible, give full support and cooperation to the Weather Modification Subcommittee.” I’d guess this means don’t reply to citizen inquiries about “those funny looking clouds and my failing health etc.”
        Once I got used to the euphamisms calling wanton destruction “research” reading gov bills got alot more interesting as did all the info on this site :
        (list of agencies on the site as participants in the US Global Change
        Research Program (USGCRP) includes:
        Agency for International Development
        Dept. of Agriculture
        Dept. of Commerce, Natl. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.
        Dept. of Defense
        Dept. of Energy
        Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
        Dept. of State
        Dept. of Transportation
        Dept. of the Interior, US Geological Survey
        Environmental Protection Agency
        National Aeronautics & Space Administration
        National Science Foundation
        Smithsonian Institution
        Each of these is an acutal link on the page and will give you
        a paragraph of their “Principal Areas of Focus” ..sanitized for public
        consumption natually..: )

  12. reporting 12/2/11
    Durham, NC, they are once again doing heavy coverage here, trails and these large swaths containing haarp lines. We had a beautiful deep blue sky early this morning, “what but great evil would take away the light and beauty?”
    Saw many jets in the air over us here in Durham but little “visible or lasting spray” , they fly strange trajectories and many time squirt out bits on their way back to the base after their filthy work is finished. leaving to go home after work at 5PM, could see the western horizon was full of spray lines, knew they were doing it somewhere else, usually to the west or south of us. I have seen this hundreds of times now. leaving to go home after work at 5PM, could see the western horizon was full of spray lines.

    I have known about this for quite some time and have read extensively on haarp, I highly recommend Nick Begich’s books. His thrust is on the mind control, another of the frightening applications of this, deadly, this is penetrating our bodies and minds and disrupting our electromagnetic harmony with the earth. this is effecting all living things and destroying the health of this entire planet.
    latest, this just came out the day after thanksgiving:

    an older one but still recent:

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