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.
Nano food packaging is the most commercialized of the agri-food nanotechnologies, designed to enhance shelf-life durability and freshness of food. Despite all the perceived benefits, there are mounting ecological concerns with nanotechnologies. Studies show that nanoparticles gain ready access to the blood stream after being inhaled, while some can directly penetrate the skin. There is […]
First, Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned. On the cut-and-kill floor of Quality Pork Processors Inc. formally Hormel, in Austin, Minnesota, the wind always blows. From the open doors at the docks where drivers unload massive trailers of screeching pigs, […]
At some point this year, student loan debt will exceed $1 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. Students accepted a home mortgage worth of debt before they ever even had a regular income. This is based on phony promises, and that the debt is inescapable, regardless of life circumstances or ability to pay. Due to the […]
October 14th, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States Special Forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. Within the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic to only “engage” for “self-defence.” Like all America’s subsequent invasions, a trail of blood […]