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.
More than 300 electric cooperatives across the US are building their own internet with high-speed fiber networks. These locally owned networks are poised to do what federal and state governments and the marketplace couldn’t. First, they protect open internet access from the internet service providers (ISP) that stand to pocket the profits from net neutrality […]
California has the capability to produce 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The state has a goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Even though California is projected to reach its target, possibly sooner than expected, the state continues to approve the construction of new power plants. […]
Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world and CEO of Amazon, the biggest online retail store, subjects his employees in Ohio to conditions that warrant their need for food stamps. Specifically, one in ten of his employees in Ohio are on food stamps. And yet, the state of Ohio has given Amazon […]
Hidden in the massive omnibus spending bill approved by Congress in February 2018 was the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act of 2018. The CLOUD Act enables the US government to acquire data across international borders regardless of other nations’ data privacy laws and without the need for warrants. CLOUD was subject to […]
On March 13, 2018 a meeting of twenty countries—allegedly to discuss how to achieve peace in the Gaza Strip—portended larger intentions, Phyllis Bennis reported for Common Dreams. Devising a plan for stability in the war-torn Gaza Strip is crucial in order to address one of the world’s most dire humanitarian crises. However, as Bennis reported, […]