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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.

Facebook Investor’s Anti-Immigration Donation

Student Researcher:  Robert Bice Faculty Instructor: Christina M. Knopf Evaluator: Robert Moore, United States Border Patrol, Immigration Officer (retired) Billionaire Facebook investor, Peter Thiel, has donated one million dollars to NumbersUSA.  NumbersUSA, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center is one of six core groups in the movement for anti-immigration.  Thiel had no comment as […]

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Ghana: Military won’t intimidate voters-Major Owusu

Student Researcher: Andrea McCarthy Faculty Instructor: Christina M. Knopf, Ph.D. Evaluator: Ryan McCarthy, Peace Corp member 2006-2008 Ghana military is not placed at polling stations to intimidate or persuade voters, but to help support Ghana police.  Countries in Africa have had multiple problems with their elections being corrupt or crooked.  While it may be intimidating […]

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Free the Atenco 13

Student Researcher: Rachel Jenack Faculty Instructor: Christina Knopf, Ph.D. Evaluator: Dr. John Schwaller, President, SUNY Potsdam Over 200 men and women in Atenco, Mexico were arrested, and two young boys killed, in May of 2006 for resisting the police force that attempted to shut down flower vendors.  Citizens that supported the flower vendors of Atenco […]

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Political Turmoil Continues in Kenya

Student Researchers: Nick Steblenko & David Tiedeman Faculty Instructor: Christina Knopf, Ph.D. Evaluator: Major Scott Toth, Military Science Instructor, Clarkson University It seems as though the turmoil in Kenya has been taken to new heights and many are wondering where it will end. Kenya’s government is seeking to pass an amendment that will terminate the […]

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Investing in Conflict – Goldcorp Mining in the Americas

Student Researcher: Nick Carelli Faculty Instructor: Christina M. Knopf, Ph.D. Evaluator: Trista Lang, Canadian Nurse in Central America & Rights Action member Goldcorp Inc. mining company is demonstrating North American mining industry’s socially and environmentally destructive practices throughout the hemisphere. Goldcorp, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, is stationed in Vancouver, B.C., with […]

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