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.
On December 12 and 13, 2014, a video surfaced of a UN soldier firing a handgun towards protestors in Haiti. Exactly a month later, Kathie Klarreich of 100Reporters published an article detailing the violence and exploitation of United Nations forces against Haitian citizens. In 2004, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, […]
Recently Canadian provincial governments have begun allowing lower-paid Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to replace Registered Nurses (RNs) in hospitals. RNs argue that LPNs have less training, and fear this may represent lowered healthcare standards. LPNs say they are well trained for their assigned duties, and compare their education to working older nurses who received diplomas […]
Cholera is an extremely virulent disease that kills an estimated 100,000-120,000 people every year. Outbreaks are typically found in countries that do not have advanced water treatment and purification facilities and/or immediately following a natural disaster which allows for the spread of contaminated water and food in the aforementioned nations. Thanks to advanced water purification […]
Kidneys are a very delicate and important part of the human body, it is in the kidneys that all the body’s toxins are filtered out, and also where homeostasis is maintained. Sadly, as of 2007, over 13% of Americans alone suffer from some form of kidney disease. These people either need to go on dialysis […]
Despite nearly 400,000 petition signatures from concerned citizen, health professionals and farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans, created by the biotech company Dow Agrosciences, that will tolerate the use of a new weed killer also engineered by Dow Agrosciences called Enlist Duo, which contains […]