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.
In 2012, Valente Valenzuela and his younger brother Manuel will find out whether they will be deported from the United States. Valente, sixty-two years, and Manuel, fifty-eight, were born in Mexico, but moved to the United States in 1955, and have lived here since. Their mother was a U.S. citizen, and their father became a […]
The environmental protection agency has faced a continuous stream of lawsuits since the 1990s for failing to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) or the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) about the potential effects of pesticides on endangered species. At the root of the matter is EPA’s failure to incorporate endangered species consultations […]
A report published in the summer of 2011 by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime asserts that somewhere between 24% to 39% of illicit amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) worldwide are consumed in East and Southeast Asia, where in particular are “now ranked among the top-three drugs of use in every single one of the […]