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.
A new worldwide spike in agricultural commodity and food prices is generating both predictable and extraordinary fallouts. The search for causes once again leads to a conjuncture of flawed policies in trade, environment, finance and agriculture that is likely to produce more dangerous volatility in years to come. Over the past year, food prices around […]
More than half of the incoming Republican caucus denies the validity of climate change science. Some 74 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Senate now take that stance, as do 53 percent of GOP in the House. “The deniers goal is to create the perception that fundamental aspects of climate science are controversial,” write several […]
The internal anguish a soldier experiences after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can sometimes be far more severe than the live external combat. More than 2 million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Those who do return suffer from physical, psychological, and cognitive trauma. The numbers of soldiers who are undergoing […]
Nuclear issues are a huge topic in our society today. As Hiroshima becomes more and more of a memory, Fukishima is now the current threat. A similar incident to what happened in Fukishima happened years ago at Thee Mile Island complex in in Pennsylvania. In turn, the government hides something because of the fear that […]