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.
US military bombings that targeted alleged Taliban heroin labs in Afghanistan in late 2017 may have actually hurt rural farmers without any of their intended effects on Taliban operations and finances, as the Pentagon claimed, according to a report released by the London School of Economics’ Drug Policy Unit and authored by David Mansfield. Referring […]
Industrial agricultural firms that use the term “organic” to market huge harvests for big profits are finding some labeling gristle stuck in their craws. Small-scale farmers worry that the US Department of Agriculture, which regulates the labeling of food, is allowing Big Agriculture to destroy the integrity of organic farming laws that they have strived […]
Thousands of elderly workers living in mobile homes across the US, Evan Blake reported, “have begun grueling, months-long temporary jobs at Amazon facilities as part of the company’s ‘CamperForce’ program.” Launched in 2008, CamperForce targets elderly migrant workers who have “been forced to live in mobile homes after losing their homes, retirement and life savings […]
In November 2017, the Guardian reported on Credit Suisse’s global wealth report, which found that the wealthiest 1% of the world now owns half of the money in the entire world. As the Guardian noted, “The world’s richest people have seen their share of the globe’s total wealth increase from 42.5% at the height of […]
Under the guise of an adaptation to an old policy, a new immigration plan introduced by the Trump administration in late January 2017 would allow for immigrants nationwide to be deported without the due process of a fair trial. A part of immigration law since the Clinton administration, expedited removal was originally put in place […]