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.
Mike Konczal’s article charts jobs and income growth of top one percent earners and the causes of changing income inequality. With evidence from tax returns the data shown in the article depicts that the top occupations are non-financial executives first, then financial professionals, followed by lawyers, real estate and medical professions. Konczal’s article says that […]
Biofuel targets set by the European Union and the large financial incentives given to the biofuel industry are some of the real culprits of world hunger (according to Meals per gallon report released Feb., 2010 by the UK Charity ActionAid). Biofuels competing with food for feedstock, as well as shady land takeovers also impact the […]
In Pam Martens article “Wall Street Firms Spy on Protesters In Tax-Funded Center” she discusses how recently it came out that there has been more than $150 million in taxpayer money going to equip a government facility in “lower Manhattan where Wall Street firms get to sit alongside the New York Police Department and spy […]
To hear some tell it, the intelligence clues that ultimately led to Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan were generated by the use of torture. But the evidence available so far does not bear this out. Torture advocates on the right are claiming vindication. On Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor (5/2/11), Rep. Peter King (R.-N.Y.) […]