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 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 […]
Throughout the United States local utility companies are switching over to what are called “smart meters.” Utility companies state that these meters help their customers save money and energy. But this is not the case. Not only has it been shown that these meters are increasing customer’s utility bills but people are becoming increasingly concerned […]