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.
The Postal Service has been under constant assault for years from the conservative Republicans, who views this as an epic battle of finally taking down the strongest union in the country, the second largest employer in the United States (second only to Wal-Mart,) and a means to roll the country ever closer towards full privatization. […]
The Pentagon has paid $1.1 trillion to hundreds of defense contractors and their parent companies that have defrauded the government over the past ten years, according to a Department of Defense report. More than 300 contractors involved in civil and criminal fraud cases that resulted in judgments of $1 million or more during the last […]
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report, released November 23rd, 2011 criticized the authority’s handling of the protests in Bahrain earlier this year. The report states that between February 14th and April 15th there were a total of 35 deaths linked to the unrest in that period, including five security personnel, and another potential […]