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.
Thousands of women in Poland are opposing plans for a new law that would effectively ban abortion, Christian Davies reported for the Guardian in October 2016. On September 23, 2016, pro-choice activists called a nationwide strike, or “national absence campaign”, by women in protest against the Polish parliament’s vote to send the anti-abortion legislation to […]
Looking back at the history of forced sterilization throughout Europe under the rule of the Nazi and even in the United States in the 20th century, one would hope not to hear of such abuse being perpetuated on women anymore. However, from the 1970s to the 2000s, thousands of Roma women have come forward to […]
Scientists have discovered that using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of the mind can allow scientists to read and understand brain activity in new, powerful ways. In its current state, fMRI scanning is not accurate or fast enough to be used effectively for anything other than research, but with enough time and study, the […]
On August 4, 2006, a policy called the “ICEGangs Database: Data Entry and Use” was established, allowing US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport any undocumented immigrants as gang members, based on criteria that are not only ill-defined but also allow for racism. As revealed by Ali Winston in a February 2017 Intercept article, […]
Injustice in the world deserves the fire of our anger, yet anger and blame have an emotional cost and are difficult to carry over time. Our activism should not just be about what we resist, but what we are for–about our hopes and visions for the world. Our vision for the world is more likely […]