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.
Twenty-five years ago the Canadian House of Commons prioritized the plan to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the decision and the nation is no way near closer. Although Canada doesn’t have an official poverty line, it bases the status from Statistics Canada Low Income Cut Off. Andrew […]
In July 2014, the Canadian government passed Bill C- 27 (formerly C-575), the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA). It require that 582 First Nations, defined as an Indian band, under the Indian Act make their audited financial statements and information about salaries and expenses of chiefs and councils available to members, as well publish […]
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 […]