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.
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 […]
This article discusses how Latin American singer and gender studies degree holder, Francisca Valenzuela, is working to raise awareness of Latin America’s stereotyped gender role of women by creating an all-female musical festival in Chile. Women in Chile are perceived as props and objects to many of the male performers, but Valenzuela is working against […]
Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA) stationed in Colombia had illegal “sex parties” with prostitutes, which were bank rolled by drug cartels. Colombian police officers have allegedly provided protection to the DEA agents with guns and property to have the “sex parties.” These parties have also included the prostituting of young girls and the sale of pornographic […]