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.
If women are raped in Honduras they now have no legal way to keep from becoming pregnant without fear of imprisonment. In February 2012, the Honduran Supreme Court voted to uphold the strictest ban on emergency contraception in the world. This ban criminalizes the sale, distribution and use of emergency contraception known as the “morning-after […]
The Mediterranean Sea is today a hub of commerce and travel that connects the world’s nations to each other. Over hundreds of years, millions of people have depended on the Mediterranean’s resources. A new study, published in February 2012 by the peer-reviewed, open access journal Public Library of Science ONE, demonstrates that the Mediterranean Sea […]
The March 11, 2012 massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens was just one of several hundred committed by US armed forces according to the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. Obama’s deliberate lies about the events surrounding the massacre and the fundamental responsibility of the high military command for the crimes committed by its troops underscores the […]
Virginia Bill Bans Same-Sex Couples from Adopting A bill that would enable state-funded private adoption agencies in Virginia to refuse placements on the basis of their religious or moral beliefs, including banning placements with same-sex couples passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 71 to 28. Leslie Cooper, an attorney at the […]
The rationale for NATO’s entry into the Libyan conflict was based on humanitarian principles. The United Nations Security Council passed resolution 1973 on March 17 and NATO followed up with actions that the alliance and its partner Qatar claimed conformed to the resolution. The sole purpose of NATO’s involvement was to protect the Libyan population. […]