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.
An ambitious project to produce clean energy for the Netherlands and Belgium has degenerated into a controversial abuse of natural resources. BioShape, a clean energy company based in Neer, the Netherlands, is going through bankruptcy proceeding after spending $9.6 million dollars on a failed biofuel project in Tanzania. According to a WWF study published in […]
Former Columbia Governor Alvaro Uribe instructed his allies in Congress, who formed a majority, to block passage of a bill that would have provided for, among other things, reparations and restoration of stolen property to victims of the paramilitaries. The bill, he argued, would entail costs too heavy for the state coffers to handle. Testimony […]
Less than one year after the worst oil mishap in U.S. history, BP began running televised commercials featuring cheerful Gulf of Mexico fishermen as if the 185 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill of 2010 was just a tiny drop in a big ocean that was quickly cleaned up. The commercials painted […]
Talk about the fox guarding the hen house: The same U.S. fossil fuel energy companies that have been prosecuted for violating the Clean Air Act are orchestrating the country’s environmental policy and/or spreading disinformation about greenhouse gases. This leads to more frequent extreme weather events, larger, more favorable conditions for pests and pathogens, and in […]