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.
Former CIA operative and 27 year war veteran Ray McGovern was forcefully thrown out of a Hillary Clinton press conference on February 17, 2011. Clinton was giving a speech about the peaceful protests that changed Egypt. McGovern was thrown from the audience while simply standing with his back to her and not saying a word. […]
The obesity epidemic that is taking place in America does not have to be proven, it is obvious by just looking around that America is growing in size. Obesity has become an enormous public health problem that is increasing with teenagers especially, and new laws have been created in order to fight back. The “Patient […]
The group La Alameda from Argentina and Dignity Returns from Thailand are beginning to sell thousands of T-shirts as a way to support and improve working standards for many employees in textile factories. “It’s a way to prove that high quality clothing can be produced without having to enslave workers,” said one of the initiatives […]
The EPA in 2003 lifted a temporary prohibition on pesticide testing involving humans. It allowed experiments in which people are intentionally dosed with pesticides to assess the chemicals’ toxicity and eventually set exposure standards. Healthy young men and women were recruited through newspaper ads or on college campuses to serve as test subjects with compensation […]
Billions of dollars have been invested in building the U.S.-Mexico border in order to keep immigrants out, but it seems that it has only made it slightly more difficult for immigrants to cross instead of eliminating the issue. American taxpayers are taking on the burden of the $2.6 billion on border walls and the cost […]