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.
JBS is the world’s largest meatpacker. The company controls 24 percent of all cattle produced in the United States. It’s August 2010, the night before a national workshop on competition in the livestock industry, and well over 500 ranchers, feedlot owners and their allies are packed into this room to talk about change. Agriculture Secretary […]
A new light is being shed on the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) and their trucks that are transferring some of the most sensitive cargo in existence including nuclear materials. Even though there are government plates on these special trucks, people have no idea that inside the cab an armed federal agent operates a host […]
“For more than a century black men and women traveling through predominantly white neighborhoods have been questioned for no reason – simply because police officers felt they didn‘t belong there,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote in an open letter to members of the U.S. Senate. The ACLU’s letter urges the Senate to pass […]
The pharmaceutical industry and the FDA have found some popular asthma drugs including Symbicort, Advair Diskus, and Foradil can cause asthma related deaths in children and African Americans. The FDA and the pharmaceutical industry use warning labels, but the drugs are still in widespread use and the companies continue to downplay and conceal the risks. […]