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.
As incarceration rates explode in the US, thousands are placed in solitary confinement, often without cause. Every day in the US, tens of thousands of prisoners languish in “the hole”. Most are prisoners have committed minor disciplinary infractions within prison or otherwise run afoul of corrections staff while only a few of them are prison […]
People’s Permanent Tribunal condemns the actions of these multinationals Dozens of NGOs and organizations defending the rights of indigenous people have accused three big oil companies of disregarding the rights of the indigenous peoples of the North of the Peruvian Amazon. The explorations and projects that these companies are carrying out in the so-called Blocks […]