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.
September 2013 Veolia, a transnational corporation that contracts with the City of Boston to transport school students, began an illegal lockout of Boston public
school bus drivers for protesting the company’s union busting practices. Veolia officials fired four
leading members of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union in an attempt to weaken the union […]
16.1 million children in the United States are currently living in poverty. Nearly one in four US children face hunger, lack of healthcare, and food insecurity. These findings were published in the October issue of the medical journal, JAMA Pediatrics. The report, titled “Seen but Not Heard: Children and US Federal Policy on Health and […]
Since 2006, the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has stripped 53 dual nationals of their British citizenship, including 48 under the Coalition government, and 20 cases in 2013 alone, Patrick Galey and Alice K. Ross report for the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Galey and Ross write, “The Home Secretary can use powers in […]
In July 2014 Haneen Zoabi, the first Arab Israeli woman to be elected to the Israeli legislative body, the Knesset, was banned by the Knesset Ethics Committee from all Knesset activities. As Lahav Harkov reported in October 2014, this was a direct response to her declaration that the June kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers (later […]
Big Energy corporations that sell oil, coal, and natural gases are targeting developing countries as their future customers. Wealthy countries such as the United States are turning to renewable energy sources, so the fossil fuel industries are seeking to sell their energy sources to developing countries. Most of the developing countries to be targeted are […]