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.
Editorial Note: On further review of the following articles, including some of the more speculative claims made in them, we have decided that the following coverage does not meet the Project’s stated criteria for Validated Independent News stories. Although each of the articles report pertinent facts regarding a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) whistle blower, […]
Hanford, Washington has a serious problem that won’t be resolved anytime soon. It is the home of America’s largest nuclear power plant, which is roughly half the size of Rhode Island and employs 11,000 workers. It was created to produce nuclear weapons during World War II and was expanded after the war, at which time […]
For the past century, nations from Europe to North America have been invading third world countries and buying rights to drill, mine, and extract natural resources. The US Geographical Survey estimates that the Arctic contains about 90 million barrels of oil and about 44 billion barrels of natural gas. Even after the events of BP’s […]
In May 2014, National Nurses United—the largest nurses organization in the US—charged Community Health Systems—a giant corporate operator of hospitals—with pressuring a billboard company to remove billboards that criticized the CHS’s high charges. NNU started the billboard campaign as a response to data indicating that CHS hospitals charges some of the highest costs in the […]
Despite evidence to the contrary, US policy makers and corporate media have intentionally neglected to report that neo-Nazi militias played a central role in the February 22, 2014 overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych. Robert Parry reports, “The U.S. media’s take on the Ukraine crisis is that a ‘democratic revolution’ ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, followed by […]