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.
Civilian deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers have become so routine in the US that it risks becoming predictable. This has resulted in a growing movement of fearful, outraged citizens concerned with police violence–including the increasing militarization of police departments. However, a new report suggests that curbing police violence is quite possible, if […]
A new program teaches humanitarian aid workers from the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis how to build resilience so they can better handle the intense stress of supporting others in desperate need of help. Aid workers’ responsibilities are extensive and challenging, including providing medical treatment, legal support, food and shelter. They perform all these […]
Less than one per cent of Sweden’s 2016 household waste went to landfill. 99% was reused or converted into renewable energy, providing heat and electricity for hundreds of thousands of households. One of the first countries to put a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991, Sweden has a recycling system so efficient that they […]
In response to an extensive U.S. National Toxicology Program study showing exposure to wireless radiation significantly increased the prevalence of highly malignant heart and brain cancers in rodents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reinforced its recommendations to reduce wireless cell phone exposure for children and pregnant mothers. “The findings of brain tumors (gliomas) […]
A new study shows that practicing mindfulness—focusing one’s awareness and attention on the present—significantly lessens law enforcement professionals’ stress and anger. Police officers face unique challenges everyday: departmental politics, pending litigation, irregular shifts. And on the street, they come face-to-face with criminals, violence and death, and situations that threaten their own safety. This stress is […]