Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
On June 25, 2014, the life of 50-year-old Tommy Wall of Harnett County, North Carolina, was turned upside down. He saw his face in a photo that the sheriff’s department released to the public and promptly turned himself in, whereupon he was charged with rape and sex-abuse charges against two children, one age 9 and […]
Berkeley City Council (California) voted to craft an ordinance requiring retailers to give consumers information on the safe use of cellular phones. This “right to know” ordinance will be among the first in the nation to require retailers to give consumers information about the safe use of their cellular phones. Phone manufacturers are mandated by […]
A shadow has been cast over the U.S.-financed reconstruction effort of Afghanistan as the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) recently classified its assessments of the Afghan army and police, the single biggest expense of the reconstruction, effectively hiding what once was public information from the American citizen. The United States has appropriated over $104 […]
Bottled water is making companies like PepsiCo, the Coca-Cola Company and Nestle a combined profit of $110 billion a year, when in reality all they are doing is putting in bottles and selling the tap water we could get at home. So, if it’s just tap water, why are we so set on going to […]
This article focuses on the lack of effort that the food industry puts toward using more recyclable and compostable packaging. The groups, As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council, published the report, which analyzed 47 companies according to four criteria: source reduction, or switching to reusable packaging; recycled content; recyclability and materials used; […]