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.
Studies continue to document the strong correlations between neighborhoods and health of residents—including, especially, significant gaps between “the health of residents living in the city’s poorest ZIP codes versus those in the wealthiest,” according to a report by Sheila Mulrooney Eldred. The physical environments in which we live, work, and play have been shown to […]
On September 9, 2016, the largest known prison strike against “modern slavery” in US prisons began. Strikes emerged in about 50 different prisons, across at least 12 states including California, Florida, Texas, and Alabama. There are 24,000 prisoners participating in these strikes against overcrowding, three-strikes laws, abusive conditions, and, most of all, prison labor. Both […]
In a five-year period, the US Navy kills and injures close to 12 million whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and other marine wildlife in the North Pacific Ocean—legally, according to a report for Truthout by Dahr Jamail. The West Coast Action Alliance (WCAA)—an organization that works with groups and organizations all over the country to […]
Law enforcement in the United States has been recording conversations domestically and internationally through a program called Hemisphere since 1987. This program is being referred to as a “Super Search Engine,” which is operated by AT&T on behalf of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. According to Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey’s report for […]
According to a ProPublica investigation, foreign companies are increasingly helping students from China and other countries hack the US college application process with information and test answers acquired online. International students are being given direct answers to college entrance exams and even fully written applications and completed course work once they arrive on campus. The […]