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 fire in a garment factory left at least 28 dead and several wounded people in December 2010. The deceased were workers from Thats’s It Sportswear Ltd. factory, which used to produce garment for international brands such as Gap and Wrangler. As mentioned in first reports, at least two out of the six factory exits […]
In May 2010, six months after an earthquake destroyed Haiti, the American multinational Monsanto donated the country 60 tons of corn and vegetable hybrid seed. The United States International Development Agency (USAID) took charge of the seed distribution. A month later, the 4th of June of 2010, around 10,000 Haitian farmers demonstrated against Monsanto’s donation. […]
Thirty-four Mapuche political prisoners went on a hunger strike for eighty two days in Chile during the year 2010. The strikers required the cessation of the Anti-terror Law, the end of military prosecutions for civilians and Mapuche communities’ demilitarization to the Chilean government. After eighty two days, the majority of prisoners gave up the strike […]
The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question: “What have the Americans done with all that waste?” The answer is chilling in that […]
According to Professor Viçent Navarro (John Hopkins University, Universidad Pompeu Fabra), the media coverage of the Egyptian revolution has focused on the mobilization of young people, most professionals and middle class university graduates, and their successful use of new communication technologies (Facebook, Twitter…), while it has largely ignored the workers’ mobilizations along the Egyptian territory, […]