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.
For over three years the Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), an organization of Canadian citizens, has battled in court to return Canada’s Central Bank. The Bank of Canada’s initial purpose according to its charter was making interest free loans to municipal, provincial, and federal governments for “human capital” expenditures (education, health, other social […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), the foremost research and informational component of the US Department of Health and Human Services, claims that 36,000 deaths per annum occur due to influenza, suggesting that foregoing a yearly flu vaccination is the cause. Yet the American Society of Registered Nurses (ASRN) argues that the CDC’s […]
The Sheriff of Palm Beach County, Florida encouraged citizens to drive their vehicles into street protesters to protect themselves from potential harm. Speaking at a community meeting on January 14, 2015 in Boynton Beach, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, who has faced over 40 discrimination lawsuits in his ten years as sheriff, remarked to constituents they should […]
A study conducted by US Geological Survey scientists found traces of the Monsanto Corporation’s Roundup herbicide in 75% of rain and air samples tested. The study, “Pesticides in Mississippi air and rain: A comparison between 1995 and 2007,” appeared in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, in 2014. The researchers looked at an array of […]
Reports obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity show that the oil industry has illegally dumped almost three billion gallons of wastewater from fracking (hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from deep underground) into aquifers in central California. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the leaking occurred through at least nine injection disposal […]