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.
As tensions between super powers grow due to the crisis in the Ukraine, US media outlets fan the flames of conflict with a full front of propaganda to vilify Russia and its leader, President Vladimir Putin. As Stephen Cohen reports, from coverage of seemingly dystopian, third world living conditions and high terror tension at the […]
The growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine with Russian military encroaching on Ukraine’s border has sparked great tension between the Obama administration and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime. As Nafeez Ahmed reports, Ukraine finds itself between the two superpowers and their ongoing struggle for influence in the Eurasian oil market. Russia’s Gazprom Company already controls […]
With many in the U.S. doubting the scientific theory of evolution, creationism is on the rise. In 2012, Bill Nye (the “Science Guy” of PBS fame) argued that people who deny evolution promote a worldview that is not only ignorant and inaccurate, but also harmful. “We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future,” […]
BP has short changed its long-term employees while also trying to avoid compensation payouts to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Dahr Jamail reports. The employees accusing BP of reneging on their pension plans by up to 75% and continuing to lie about this while actively work against them. Former employees who […]
The failure of U.S. jails to provide proper medical care for their inmates has led to a high number of deaths. Jails, unlike prisons, do not hold convicted criminals, but rather those accused of crimes for which they await trial. Sixty-six percent of the time charges are dropped and those held are released after the […]