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.
Each bullet hole on the downtown Asunción, Paraguay light posts tells a story. Some of them are from civil wars decades ago, some from successful and unsuccessful coups, others from police crackdowns. The size of the hole, the angle of the ricochet, all tell of an escape, a death, another dictator in the palace by […]
As a multitude of hazardous wireless technologies are deployed in homes, schools and workplaces, government officials and industry representatives continue to insist on their safety despite growing evidence to the contrary. A major health crisis looms that is only hastened through the extensive deployment of “smart grid” technology. By now many residents in the United […]
Using data from the BIS, IMF, World Bank, and governments, former Chief Economist at McKinsey, James Henry, reports the global 1% have deposited $21 trillion to $32 trillion in tax havens to evade taxes. The Federal Reserve reports the US top seven banks have over $10 trillion in assets recorded in over 14,000 created “subsidiaries” […]
Women’s issues have featured prominently in the 2012 presidential campaign thus far. Although one might expect that news coverage of women’s rights, choice, and health care would feature women as expert sources, this is not actually the case. Instead, the journalists reporting these stories and the sources they quote are predominantly male. As Megan Carpentier […]
Early in 2012, State University New York-Purchase, a progressive college with gender-neutral housing and bathrooms, closed down its alternative health clinic for women and female-bodied people. Established in 1978, the student-run clinic provided gynecological services, counseling, pelvic exams, pregnancy and STD tests, dental dams, condoms, and peer counseling, and an alternative to the college’s official […]