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.
A couple of years back the author attended a foreclosure auction on the steps of Centreville Courthouse on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The foreclosed property, a small townhouse just over 4 years old had been vacated by the owner who simply handed in his keys & walked away. The original mortgage holder, Countrywide, was […]
While there has been widespread coverage in the United States regarding the recent election in Israel, there has been almost no reference in the media on the fact that some 4.3 million Palestinians who inhabit the Israeli- occupied West Bank, land that is legally entitled to them, have no say in the voting process that […]
The murdered U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to Syrian rebels and especially to Jihadists. In fact there are reasons to believe that he has been use as a cover for the C.I.A. operations in the Middle East. The spy agency probably repurchased weapons from Muammar Gaddafi’s […]
The neoliberal policy agenda, which has been dominant in the United States and around the world since the 1970s, consists of deregulation, the elimination of labor unions, free trade, the commodification of nearly everything, privatization, and financialization. When neoliberalism comes to higher education, we see reduced access sold at higher market prices, degree inflation driven […]