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.
Researchers found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing Parkinson’s in individuals exposed in the workplace to trichloroethylene (TCE). Although many uses for TCE have been banned around the world, the chemical is still used as a degreasing agent. Parkinson’s can result in limb tremors, slowed movement and speech impairment, but the exact cause […]
Since February 2011, Yeminis have been peacefully protesting for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh who has been in rule since 1978. Although the protesters have been non-violent, security forces have been repeatedly using excessive force including the use of snipers, rocket-propelled grenades, the firing of live ammunition at peacefully gathered protesters, and targeting […]
Over 12,000 Venezuelan students marched in Caracas on November 5, 2011 in support of the National Program of Integral Community Medicine, created by the Bolivarian Government in 2005. The rector of the Bolivarian University of Venezuela, Angel Moros, said the march was facing a smear campaign run by an opposition group in Venezuela who are […]
Increasingly US police department are acquiring armored vehicles and military style tans for domestic operations There are many laws stating the rules and regulations of military equipment. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 states that the use of military for domestic law enforcement is prohibited. Due to this act and civil unrest in the 60s police department […]
A civil lawsuit lawsuit —Habyarimana vs. Kagame— alleges Rwandan President Paul Kagame is guilty of starting the Rwanda Genocide and Congo Wars. Plaintiffs’ counsel say they can prove Kagame ordered the assassination of the Rwandan and Burundian presidents by shooting down their plane, which crashed into the presidential palace in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 6, […]