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 the spring of 2010, a sixteen-year-old by the name of Kalief Browder was arrested in the Bronx, New York, accused of stealing a backpack. The next day, Browder received a court hearing wherein he was charged with robbery, grand larceny, and assault. Since Browder was currently on probation (he was given “youthful offender” […]
The father of a high school student enrolled in Chicago Public Schools wrote an excuse letter for his daughter to her school explaining that she was absent from school due to being ill. However, he went on to express that he thought that the standardized tests that the schools made their students take were not […]
Enrique Rubio and Judi Fitzgerald are both former farmers who were diagnosed with cancer, and have filed lawsuits against Monsanto for ignoring the hazards of Roundup and allowing farmers to be exposed to it. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate which is considered “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization. Monsanto was […]
A couple years ago in the state of Ohio, lawmakers approved a bill that allowed bible study in science classes. Since these lawmakers are allowing bible studies in the students’ science classes, they decided to reject a change in law to allow faith-healing parents to be prosecuted when their children die of a treatable illness. […]
A former Scientologist was forced to spend three years performing hard labor after she was caught kissing another women. Nora Crest was a life counselor, where she mentored the children of Tom Cruise and John Travolta, before she was caught becoming attracted to women. After Nora was caught having same sex relations, she was put […]