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.
According to Richard Bavier, a former analyst for the federal Office of Management and Budget, already available data about employment rates, wages, and food stamp enrollment suggest that an additional 5.7 million people were officially poor in 2009. That would bring the total number of people with incomes below the federal poverty threshold to more […]
The US Senate has again stalled the United States Government from awarding thousands of Black Farmers and Native Americans over 4.6 billion dollars that have been promised for over a decade. In this case the Republicans have repeatedly blocked democratic proposals for approving the budget to award these groups their fair share of overdue funds. […]
The FBI raids squash the free speech rights of antiwar activists. On September 24, 2010, the FBI invaded houses and offices in Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Chicago, and North Carolina in search for evidence of involvement in terrorism. In reality, it is believed that they were truly raiding these locations to intimidate those involved in the […]
Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO’s) are taking over the medical supply world and keeping safer products out of our hospitals. Retractable Technologies invented a syringe that retracts after use because the owner of the company Thomas Shaw, was tired of hearing about nurses who have contracted AIDS and other diseases from accidents with a used syringe […]