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.
The tenants of Concordia Place Apartments in Riverdale, Illinois, have been stalked, followed, harassed, spied on, arrested, and have become isolated from their friends and family members who do not visit for fear of the same treatment. Concordia Place is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or Section 8, subsidized apartment complex. Although the Section […]
Prostitution is a major issue around the world. Prostitution is illegal in most countries and therefore sex workers are not given the rights they deserve in order to carry on their work. Police raids and crackdowns have pushed them into hiding, often forcing them to see their clients secretly. However, this endangers their lives because […]
The Brazilian government and transnational corporations have been seizing indigenous lands in Brazil and hiring hit men to murder their residents. The exploitation of native lands for investment projects is not new, but what is new is a report published by the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI by its Portuguese initials) titled “Violence Against Indigenous People […]
Big Pharmaceutical companies spent over $51 million on the 2012 presidential election and nearly $32 million on the 2014 elections. As of September 2015, pharmaceutical companies had already put ten million dollars into the 2016 election. Although these are large sums of money, these figures pale in comparison to how much these companies spend on […]
Through Koch Industries, Charles and David Koch, are funding a dozen college football games during the 2015-2016 season. This funding will allow them to have an increased presence at twelve major games this year. Koch-branded video equipment as well as Koch-themed giveaways will be regular occurrences at these college football games. However, as Nick Surgey […]