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.
The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question: “What have the Americans done with all that waste?” The answer is chilling in that […]
According to Professor Viçent Navarro (John Hopkins University, Universidad Pompeu Fabra), the media coverage of the Egyptian revolution has focused on the mobilization of young people, most professionals and middle class university graduates, and their successful use of new communication technologies (Facebook, Twitter…), while it has largely ignored the workers’ mobilizations along the Egyptian territory, […]
Lethal superbugs are emerging that do not respond to any known drugs. The world Health Organization states that the New Delhi also known as the NDM-1 superbug was recently found in UK patients and has reached a critical point. These super bugs are resistant to carbapenem antibiotics, which is a major concern to experts because […]
In the last 150 years, prospectors and energy companies have drilled as many as 12 million holes across the United States in search of oil and gas. Many of those holes were plugged after they dried up. But hundreds of thousands were simply abandoned and forgotten, often leaving no records of their existence. Government reports […]
The United States has signed a long- awaited nuclear accord with Chile despite growing misgivings about the safety of nuclear power in Chile. President Obama was to be expected to sign the deal, however, in the end it was signed by Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and the U.S. ambassador to Chile Alejandro Wolff, behind […]