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 human brain is arguably the most complex organ in our body; everyday researchers learn more about the very organ that makes us who we are. Many people think that we control our own minds, but can we? Can we tell ourselves what and who to believe? Do we have the ability to trick own […]
“For those who labor on the richest agricultural land in the nation, clean water is a luxury,” reports Elizabeth Royte in her article about the shortage of water in the San Joaquin Valley. This might be taken as a joke, since these workers live in the most developed country, but it isn’t. Workers in California’s […]
Spain’s new government has proposed changes to the country’s current abortion law to require that girls younger than 18 receive parental consent to get an abortion. The changes would require women to justify their need for an abortion. The government has also proposed to limit emergency contraception, which is currently available in pharmacies without a […]
What is the big picture behind funding cuts for our public school systems? Some would say it’s to save money. However the part you do not normally hear about is that some of the largest backers of the public school systems also hold large profit in private prisons. “On top of cutting 4 billion dollars […]
Since January 2006, the Pentagon has spent more than $18 billion trying to stop insurgent bombs — funding everything from radio frequency jammers to electronic dragnets that hunt bomb makers’ phone calls. But while the military is good at shelling out cash for futuristic bomb stoppers, it’s not as adept at tracking where its money […]