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.
Clean water is one of the most important needs of our bodies; so it is a sad fact that clean drinking water can no longer be a guarantee, if it ever was. Most tap water in the United States today is not safe for drinking, due to the high levels of pollution and/or toxic wastes. […]
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agents are holding thousands US residents in unlisted and unmarked subfield offices and deporting tens of thousands in secret court hearing. ICE is also confining people in 186 unlisted and unmarked subfield offices, many in suburban office parks or commercial spaces revealing no information about their ICE tenants–nary a sign, a marked […]
Oath Keepers is one of the fastest-growing “patriot” organizations on the right. Founded April 2009 by Yale-educated lawyer and ex-Ron Paul aide Stewart Rhodes, the group has established itself as a hub in the sprawling anti-Obama movement that includes Tea Partiers, Birthers, and 912ers. There are scores of patriot groups, but what makes Oath Keepers unique is […]