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 New York Police Department (NYPD) has been in the spotlight for police brutality incidents throughout the last year primarily because of unlawful restraints and uses of force against peaceful members of the Occupy Movement. Less well known, however, are the high levels of race-related brutality incidents occurring in New York City this year alone. […]
October 6, 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan. On this day, hundreds of members of The Solidarity Party of Afghanistan gathered in protest, demanding immediate removal of all foreign troops. They believe the U.S. entered their country under false pretenses, touting “reconstruction,” “human rights,” and “war on terror”. In […]
In 2010, a study conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of England and Wales found that, in the eleven-year period between 1998 and 2009, there were 16 restraint-related deaths. However, further research by Inquest, a UK-based organization that investigates and prosecutes cases involving deaths in custody, and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has […]
The human brain is arguably the most complex organ in our body; everyday researchers learn more about the very organ that makes us who we are. Many people think that we control our own minds, but can we? Can we tell ourselves what and who to believe? Do we have the ability to trick own […]