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.
Over the years farmland has become a huge money making opportunity for many private investors. This is because the value of farmland often increases with inflation, but doesn’t move with the stock market. So in turn, farmland is promoted as an “inflation hedge” and offers a great way to reduce any investment portfolio risk through […]
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 […]