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.
Guiyu, China is known as the “Town of E-waste.” Thousands of its residents depend on processing electronic waste for a living. Guiyu receives its e-waste from China and from abroad, including places like Japan, Europe and America. Under Chinese law, most of the e-waste imported from overseas is illegal. In Guiyu, e-waste processing stations, or […]
On May 11, 2012 in Ahuas, Honduras, at least one of four US government-titled helicopters killed four local Moskito people. The helicopter carried US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and US security forces deployed on a drug interdiction. The US government denies that this event took place. On May 22nd, a delegation of U.S. and […]
Migrants crossing the Mexico-US border not only face the dangers posed by an unforgiving desert but also risk abuse at the hands of the US Border Patrol. During their journey through the desert, migrants risk dehydration, starvation, exhaustion, and the possibility of being threatened and robbed. Unfortunately, the dangers continue if they come in contact […]
According to a former top Iranian negotiator, in 2005 Iran offered a deal to the United States, France, Germany, and Great Britain that would have made it impossible for the country to build nuclear weapons. At that time Iran did not have the capability to fabricate fuel rods, therefore the offer included the plan to […]