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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.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Operates Secret Detention Center

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agents are holding thousands US residents in unlisted and unmarked subfield offices and deporting tens of thousands in secret court hearing. ICE is also confining people in 186 unlisted and unmarked subfield offices, many in suburban office parks or commercial spaces revealing no information about their ICE tenants–nary a sign, a marked […]

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Cancer—The Deadly Legacy Of The Invasion Of Iraq

Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq. Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling to cope with the rise of cancer and birth defects, especially in cities subjected to heavy American and British bombardment. The cancer rate in the province of Babil, south of Baghdad has risen from 500 diagnosed cases in […]

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The Oath Keepers and The Rise of Radical Patriotism

Oath Keepers is one of the fastest-growing “patriot” organizations on the right. Founded  April 2009  by Yale-educated lawyer and ex-Ron Paul aide Stewart Rhodes, the group has established itself as a hub in the sprawling anti-Obama movement that includes Tea Partiers, Birthers, and 912ers. There are scores of patriot groups, but what makes Oath Keepers unique is […]

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Harvard Fellow Calls for Genocidal Measures to curb Palestinian Births

In the article from The Electronic Intifada titled, Harvard Fellow Calls for Genocidal Measures to curb Palestinian Births. Harvard fellow,Martin Kramer called for ‘the West’ to take measures to curb Palestinian births. His statement seemed as a proposal to meet the international legal definition of a call for genocide. Kramer, who is also a member of Washington Institute for Near […]

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LA’s Budget Deficit Short-Term Benefits for Long-Term Costs

In mid-January 2010, the National League of Cities released a report warning of severe budget shortfalls for city  governments nationwide, ranging from $56 billion to $83 billion from 2010  to 2012. Antonio Vallaraigosa, Los Angeles mayor is ultimately avoiding the long-term consequences by attempting to solve this budget deficit with panic responses.   The LA mayor proposed cutting 2,000 jobs from the city’s payroll […]

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