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.
Despite objections by local Garifuna communities of Afro-Caribbean descent, Honduras’ de facto government is moving to take over the first and only Garifuna-managed hospital in the country, ousting its current staff. In August, the de facto ministry of health notified hospital staff that the facility was being downgraded to a health center under new management. “These measures would […]
A John Hopkins research study published a report in the “Journal of Public Health” on October 29, 2009, that stated a lack of health insurance was the most probable cause of 17,000 preventable deaths over a 17 year period (1988-2005). This study used more than 23 million hospital records from 37 states. The study determined […]
In a new extensive report, Amnesty International revealed the extent to which Israel’s discriminatory water policies and practices are denying Palestinians their right to access to water. Israel uses more than 80 percent of the water from the Mountain Aquifer, the main source of underground water and the OPT, while restricting Palestinian access to a […]
National budget crisis has put public education into scarcity for the future of those who wish to obtain a higher level of education. With dramatic increases in tuition and fees students are rallying and protesting in desperation to be heard with hopes to experience change in how we are handling the states budget deficit. CSU’s administrators have […]