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.
Stacie Ritter’s twin daughters were diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. They both needed stem cell transplants and other cancer treatments. The twins survived, but the glands controlling their growth were damaged beyond repair from the treatment. To continue growing, they needed doctor-recommended growth-hormone injections regularly. Stacie’s husband’s company switched to CIGNA health […]
For the past 8 months, the Kenyan government has carried out a brutal campaign of violence against indigenous Samburu People in north-central Kenya, using their own police and military forces as well as government-funded mercenaries from Somalia. The most infamous attack took place in April, when military forces sprayed a caustic chemical onto group of […]
Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace are three black men who have served time at Angola. Robert King has been in solitary confinement for over twenty-nine years because he allegedly stabbed and killed a white prison guard in the 1970’s. All evidence in the case, however, reveals that King likely had nothing to do […]
In June, Brian Cardall was driving home to Arizona from Utah when he stopped his car, removed his clothes and flagged down vehicles on the road. This happened due to his bipolar disorder. His wife had given him medication and informed the police of her husband’s condition and that it would take some time before […]
A black woman named Heather Ellis is looking at 15 years in prison for cutting in line at a Wal-Mart store. Ellis, who is a teacher and has been described as respectable, joined her cousin in a check-out line that was moving faster than the line she was previously in. After Ellis joined this line, […]