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.
Lyme disease is one of the most political and controversial epidemics of our time. Lyme originates from a bacteria transmitted through the bite of a tick and can remain hidden – often being called the great imitator – mimicking other diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, ADHD and other neurological conditions. And it is growing […]
On February 4, 2011, in Washington D.C., with no input from citizens or their legislatures, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper created a “North American perimeter,” and a United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, composed of senior regulatory, trade, and foreign affairs officials from both governments. They agreed to a two-year mandate during […]
States across the nation are in debt and needing to make drastic spending cuts, as well as hiking taxes, as well as privatizing public assets and some are discussing bankruptcy. However, if we look to one of the more financially secure States in the country we may find an easier solution. North Dakota has the […]
Nuclear power presents a security threat of unprecedented proportions: It’s capable of a catastrophic accident that can kill hundreds of thousands of people, with a byproduct that is toxic for millennia. To call nuclear power “clean” is an affront to science, common sense, and the English language itself, yet industry backers, inside and outside of […]
Shoppers worldwide are using 500 billion to one trillion single-use plastic bags per year. The average use time of a plastic bag is 12 minutes. Plastic bags pollute our waters, smother wetlands and entangle and kill animals. This eventually affects our health because larger animals eat small plastic-laden creatures and plastics work their way up […]