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.
We get our hair done; we see our hairdresser mixing the hair dye, walking toward us, and our nostrils sense the pungent fumes well before she reaches us. We may wrinkle our nose a little, but what if we suffered more prolonged exposure to these chemicals? Most people visit hair and nail salons, at most, […]
Our Table Cooperative is a locally sourced and organically grown farm and grocery cooperative in Sherwood, Oregon with a mission to address the key failures of the modern agriculture-business model that favors big business by creating a “revitalized local food system” that is fair to the farmers and workers, benefits the environment, and provides nutritious, […]
Limb-lengthening surgery has been successfully performed for more than 50 years, but has never been covered in the corporate media until recently–and then only as a controversial elective surgery. In fact, limb lengthening–an arduous, painful and expensive procedure–traditionally is done to repair bones that have suffered severe injury or birth defect. Bones are pulled apart […]
In September 2014, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1135, a bill banning the forced sterilization of female inmates as a form of birth control. The bill was introduced by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson after the Center for Investigative Reporting disclosed in 2013 that 148 women were sterilized in violation of prison rules between […]
After decades of theorizing and searching, scientists are reporting that they’ve found a massive reservoir of water in the Earth’s mantle — a reservoir so vast that it could fill the Earth’s oceans three times over. This discovery suggests Earth’s surface water comes from within, as part of a “whole-Earth water cycle.” This new study, authored […]