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.
The UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Ernesto Mendez, urged Washington to prosecute offenders as well as senior officials who ordered the abuse of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. “The United States has a duty to investigate every act of torture. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much in the way of accountability,” […]
A boom in vacation homes in the last 25 years has seen the descendants of colonial Spanish mustangs confined to a 7,500-acre sanctuary on the northern tip of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. And now the herd itself may shrink along with its habitat. A plan backed by the federal government would see the herd reduced […]
The abortion policy in the United States has been fiscally segregated for decades, even before the Roe v. Wade court ruling of 1973. Wealthy women have had monetary advantages above poor women who were forced with the risk of endangering their health in an effort exercise their right to choose. It is sad to realize […]
President Obama’s undeclared and Congressionally unauthorized war against Libya may be compounded by the crime of spreading toxic uranium oxide in populated areas of that country. Concern is being voiced by groups such as the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons, which monitor the military use of so-called depleted-uranium (DU) anti-tank and bunker-penetrating shells. As […]