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.
In April 2013, activist Gerald Koch was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury regarding the 2008 Times Square Bombing for a second time, where his refusal to testify led to his imprisonment. Grand juries have long been used to target political activists, operating in secrecy to identify activists and their support networks. Koch was […]
Over the last year a group of Occupy Wall Street activists raised $400,000 to buy out almost $15m of Americans’ personal debt as part of its Rolling Jubilee (RJ) project to help people pay off outstanding credit. Occupy’s Strike Debt group set up Rolling Jubilee following the street protests that swept the country in 2011. The […]
New scientific research, published by Junhee Seok, et al. in the February 2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, casts grave doubt on the safety testing for hundreds of thousands of consumer products, including food additives and industrial chemicals. Medical researchers found pharmaceutical treatments that worked with mice in the study of inflammatory causes […]
In September 2012, Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini published research findings in the peer reviewed Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology. These findings showed the toxic impact of Monsanto’s herbicide and GMO corn–including adverse health effects on rats. However, after publication, the Journal made the unprecedented decision to retract the study. The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology’s […]
Last year when American Paradigm Schools took over Philadelphia’s infamous, failing John Paul Jones Middle School, they did something a lot of people would find inconceivable. Rather than beef up the already heavy security to ensure safety and restore order, American Paradigm stripped it away. During renovations, they removed both metal detectors and barred windows. […]