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.
Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent by corporations to market fatty fast foods to children. Instead of these corporations blaming themselves for endangering our children, they are blaming parents. If it were a toy that could potentially injure a child, the corporation would likely be at fault. However, since it is only […]
Some 2 million or more undocumented young people call the U.S. home. About 65,000 graduate from public high schools every year. These cross-border children are indistinguishable from U.S.-born kids, tapping out text messages and watching gory horror movies and navigating the shoals of adolescence in status-conscious high-school cafeterias. But under current law, they have no […]
The criminalization of marijuana in the United States has resulted in 15 million people have become prisoners in our jails. According to the California Legislative Analysts and the Director of Finance an estimate of at least several tens of millions of dollars can be saved on the costs of incarceration of marijuana offenders. In addition […]
Population estimates suggest that the world population will reach nine billion in the next century and statistics show that moving away from natural processes of living is a primary cause for population crisis. The global population has tripled since the 1950s by which time fifty percent of the infants in the United States were fed […]
With American oil supplies dwindling American oil companies and Canadian pipeline builders are using riskier and more environmentally detrimental practices to get at unconventional oil reserves. These oil reserves are located in the carbon rich sands in Canada, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountain West. It is estimated if extracted the oil in these […]