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 cement plant in Tehachapi, California, constantly releases mercury and other toxins into the air, and has been for decades. The Lehigh Southwest Cement plant has released the most mercury toxins in California, and is ranked the second highest in the United States. Inside the plant, workers burn coal to cook limestone mined from the […]
Leonardo Gleser, an Israeli-Argentinian who previously worked for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence, will be in charge of security for the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016, both to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gleser’s resume goes beyond his work for Mossad. He officially leads the International Security and Defense System (ISDS), […]
The official website of CEOSI (Spanish Campaign against the Occupation for the Sovereignty of Iraq) has been denouncing for some years the campaign of selective murders against the academicians of Iraq. By August 2011 there had already been recorded the assassination of 317 academics. For example, on March 26, 2011, Zaid Abdulmonem Ali, from the […]
Media manipulation regarding the loss of lives in Iraq is nothign new, but according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a total amount of 73,846 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation. Although the US military today has much faster and safer services for evacuating injured soldiers than it […]