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.
In 2015, World Health Organization head Margaret Chan cautioned that antibiotic- resistant superbugs may “mean the end of modern medicine as we know it.” According to data analysis by the UK Sepsis Trust, superbugs now cause more deaths than breast cancer. While the exact figures cannot be confirmed, there is agreement that the world is bordering […]
On July 25th, 2016, Election Justice USA (EJUSA) released a hundred-page report compiling evidence of massive election fraud during the 2016 Democratic primaries. Election Justice USA is a non-partisan organization that consists of attorneys, technologists, journalists, statisticians, and activists. Essentially, EJUSA concludes that Bernie Sanders may have lost an upper estimate of 184 pledged delegates […]
Despite his loss to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, and five months after Donald J. Trump’s electoral college victory over Clinton, Vermont’s independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is more popular than any Democrat. In fact, most polls suggest the Vermont socialist has an approval rating of sixty-one percent with a bullet, as […]
The earth has reached a breaking point on the amount of greenhouse gases the atmosphere can handle. According to 350.org, in March 2017, “the world’s carbon dioxide atmosphere levels surpassed 400 parts per million.” Scientists around the world have come to an agreement that safe levels of CO2 should stay below 350 parts per million. […]
On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. As Sarah Lazare reported for AlterNet, the 2017 NDAA included a provision to create a new federal center with “sweeping” surveillance powers to counter foreign “propaganda and disinformation.” The Global Engagement Center, Lazare wrote, will be granted “broad and ill-defined powers to […]