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 United States drone targetted and engaged a tribal area outside the regional capital, Miranshah. The earliest reports said that many militants were among the dead, because the area is a known al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold. This was found to be untrue as bodies were identified, though reports of an accurate count are impossible due […]
The United States has signed a long- awaited nuclear accord with Chile despite growing misgivings about the safety of nuclear power in Chile. President Obama was to be expected to sign the deal, however, in the end it was signed by Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and the U.S. ambassador to Chile Alejandro Wolff, behind […]
As Saturday March 19t, 2011 Operation “Odyssey Dawn” commenced, it followed with the firing of more than 100 Tomahawk missiles along the coast of Libya—collectively between the U.S., Britain, and France. The operation was crafted by NATO to level the battlefield for Libyan rebels to overthrow the present military regime led by Libya’s president Muammar […]
President Obama’s undeclared and Congressionally unauthorized war against Libya may be compounded by the crime of spreading toxic uranium oxide in populated areas of that country. Concern is being voiced by groups such as the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons, which monitor the military use of so-called depleted-uranium (DU) anti-tank and bunker-penetrating shells. As […]
The UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Ernesto Mendez, urged Washington to prosecute offenders as well as senior officials who ordered the abuse of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. “The United States has a duty to investigate every act of torture. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much in the way of accountability,” […]