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.
According to the article “Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education,” by Stan Karp, there is no difference in cognitive achievement when comparing charter school and non-charter school students. However, teachers in charter schools are paid significantly less and are often much more likely to become discouraged and quit their positions. By contrast […]
As burn pits become a primary method for waste management on military bases, the process has created concerns about the possible effects on soldiers’ health. Burn pits use constantly running jet fuel to burn human waste, paper, plastic, electronics and other waste. The process creates dangerously harmful fumes and toxins to which the soldiers […]
In 1998, the introduction of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra put many men at ease: Identified as a medical condition, erectile dysfunction (ED) was not their fault, it was common, and it could be treated with drugs. Since then, pharmaceutical companies have introduced over two-dozen ED treatments to the market. By contrast, women are […]
The U.S. has seen a virtual media blackout on the radiation dangers of smart meters. In January 2014, James F. Tracy reported that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer stated that, “radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields are possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type […]
Top tax dodgers in the United States personally save billions at an extreme cost to society and the country’s poorest members. Amid the buzz of cutting welfare aid, U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders releases a verifiable list of the top corporate tax dodgers in the United States. Among those identified are familiar corporations including the […]