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.
The conventional wisdom in the US corporate media, that the Iranian election was fraudulent, may in fact be incorrect and simple a propaganda ploy by US interests. Robert Parry reports on a new poll that was taken at the end of September showing that about 81 percent of Iranians had confidence with the election outcome […]
Researchers now believe that Osama Bin Laden has been dead for seven years and the United States is covering it up to keep the war going. The US State Department maintains a $50 million reward for his capture. Sue Reid from the dailymail.co.uk contends that the tapes that are being released now are not the […]
Over 13 million gallons of raw sewage is entering the streams and lakes of San Francisco Bay. Treatment plants in this area had an alarming 2,048 separate spills in the year 2008. This is a problem that has been going on for decades. The pollution started in the SF Bay during the Gold Rush boom […]