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.
After thousands of years of agriculture taking place on China’s Loess Plateau, forests were turned into a dry zone and due to the loss of trees fine yellow soil was left vulnerable to erosion. The erosions filled the rivers with silt and all the flooding resulted in major environmental damage. However, sixteen years ago, the […]
Since 2006 food insecurity in America has become a major concern and the food stamp program has more than tripled. The poverty rate has risen over the past three years, with an estimated 50 million people living below the official poverty line. Hunger in America 2010 exposes the tragic reality of just how many people […]
Massacre River Bridge is one of the busiest checkpoints that borders with Dajabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti, but it is also the perfect cover for trafficking of young Haitian children into the Dominican Republic. While thousands of sellers and buyers pour into the Dajabon market it takes less than five minutes for smugglers to […]
The swiftest, way to reduce the electricity worldwide is simply to change light bulbs. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are the first advance in this field. If we were to replace old-fashioned bulbs with CFLs it would be able to reduce electricity use by three fourths, which could cut electricity bills by roughly $30. CFLs can […]
The U.S. consumes 25% of the world’s oil supplies. The breakneck pace of exploration and extraction activity worldwide is a direct outcome of that consumption. The Nigerian oil spills, the deaths, the suffering, and the long term pollution are an outcome of the voracious consumption of oil led by the oil dependent G-20 nations. New […]