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.
Since January 2006, the Pentagon has spent more than $18 billion trying to stop insurgent bombs — funding everything from radio frequency jammers to electronic dragnets that hunt bomb makers’ phone calls. But while the military is good at shelling out cash for futuristic bomb stoppers, it’s not as adept at tracking where its money […]
The question that should be asked is where is Henry Ford when we need him and economies need saving. Henry Ford was a ruthless industrialist who nonetheless refused to be hobbled by suicidal ideology when it came to doing business. He came to realize that as his workers cranked thousands of new cars off the […]
Chinese media reported Feb. 26 2012 that ongoing drought in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang has damaged farmland. In recent years, China has worked to convert the province into a major agricultural area and give it a key role in the country’s food security. However, population growth, rapid urbanization and environmental degradation will continue to […]