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 Mathew Cardinale’s article “First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts,” he wrote that the audit of the Federal Reserve “revealed 16 trillion dollars in secret bank bailouts” (8/28/2011). He described how many financial institutions would boast that they had plenty of cash in their reserves while they were actually receiving loans. Sixteen […]
While many of the rationalizations describe resources, especially oil, as the reasons why we should be Libya, an increasing number of people think these reasons revolve around financial reasons and protecting the value of the American dollar. According to the IMF, Libya’s Central Bank is 100% state owned. It is significant that in the months […]
Charles and David Koch are owners of a primary funders for the tea party and other extreme conservative groups. $21.5 billion each make them the 5th richest people in America and controlling stockholders for Koch Industries Inc. They are a private global conglomerate located in over 60 countries, including interests in oil, refining, pipelines, paper […]
In the year 2006, 3.3 million students, or one in fourteen, were suspended or expelled. This is due to the Zero-Tolerance Policy that has been in effect since 1994. In recent years this policy has negatively effected many students in the school systems. The Zero-Tolerance Policy was first implemented to expel any student for a […]