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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.

Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the policy in a June 2009 case, President Obama is still committed to his campaign promise to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Since its establishment by the Clinton administration in 1993, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has removed thousands of well-qualified military officers solely because of […]

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Reforming the Immigration Policy

Prior to the 9/11 attack, the number of immigrants entering the United States has doubled.  Since 9/11, the Bush administration influenced local law enforcement departments to help federal officials to detain immigrants from leaving the United States who they might possibly return as terrorists.  In addition, detainees fingerprints were entered by police “into a joint […]

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The VA Doesn’t Support Female Military Personnel

15% of our active duty military personnel are women. 20% of the new recruits are women. 17% of the reserves are women. The VA is not ready for these women and cannot help women who are veterans very much at all. VA’s don’t have child care facilities so a lot of the women can’t even […]

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Human Trafficking in the United States

Every year an estimated 700,000 to two million women and children are trafficked globally.  The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates that almost 50,000 of those women and children are brought to the United States. Major cities in the United States have become receiving centers for trafficked women and children, and brothels are formed. The Immigration […]

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The Need for Corporate Campaign Finance Reform

The recent Supreme Court decision to recognize corporations’ rights to exercise free speech the way individuals do represents a step backward in the area of campaign finance reform. The connection between the flow of money and the way the government is run obvious and will only become more so with this new avenue for cash […]

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