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 the past 12 months (2010-2011) there has been a wealth of news coverage on a new brand of synthetic drugs called bath salts. These drugs come in a powdery or crystal form and cause effects similar to cocaine, PCP, and ecstasy. The sale and distribution of these drugs are currently legal. The U.S. military […]
On November 22, after four hours of deliberation the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) gave a unanimous guilty verdict that found Tony Blair and George W Bush guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and genocide in relation to their roles in the invasion of Iraq. The KLWCC was a tribunal in Malaysia […]
Bride trafficking is a new practice that has developed over the last couple of decades in India. It is the practice of selling women into marriage against their will. Bride traffickers pretend to be marriage brokers, intermediaries for families in distant areas of India. They often promise arranged marriages for socio-economically vulnerable women from poor […]
Personal interviews with Alaska Natives in the Yukon River Basin provide unique insights on climate change and its impacts, helping develop adaptation strategies for these local communities. The USGS coordinated interviews with Yup’ik hunters and elders in the villages of St. Mary’s and Pitka’s Point, Alaska, to document their observations of climate change. They expressed […]
The FBI has embarked on an unusual approach to ensure that the United States is secure from future terrorist attacks. The agency has developed a network of nearly 15,000 spies to infiltrate various Muslim communities in an attempt to uncover terrorist plots. However, these moles are actually assisting and encouraging people to commit crimes. Many […]