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.
More than 15 million Americans are unemployed, homelessness has increased by 50 percent in some cities, and 38 million people are receiving food stamps, more than at any time in the program’s almost 50-year history. Evidence of rising economic hardship is ample. There’s one commonly used standard for measuring it: the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty […]
Israel’s Army Radio reported on Wednesday July 7, 2010 that the United States has sent Israel a secret document committing to nuclear cooperation between the two countries. According to Army Radio, the U.S. has reportedly pledged to sell Israel materials used to produce electricity, as well as nuclear technology and other supplies, despite the fact […]
Drawing on official Israeli military maps and population statistics, the leading Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, compiled new findings that show that over 300,000 Jewish settlers now control more than 42 per cent of the occupied West Bank. The jurisdiction of some 200 settlements, illegal under international law, cover much more of the occupied Palestinian […]
A retired U.S. Air Force colonel charged in the 1980s in an Iran-Contra related weapons smuggling case has been indicted in a U.S. federal court inMiami with conspiring with an Israeli aeronautics engineer to illegally export 2,000 AK-47s to Somalia. The June 17 indictment against Joseph O’Toole, 79, now based in Claremont, California, was unsealed today. POLITICO earlier Monday reportedon […]