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 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 […]
The Gaza population is about 1.5 million, and most of these are impoverished. About 50% of the male population is without work. On 12/27/08 “Operation Cast Lead” was unleashed. This was a massive bombardment that killed 220 adults and children in the first 15 minutes. After this a massive invasion followed; which killed 1400 humans, […]
In Calgary Canada the average price for renting an apartment has been on the rise. The cost of a two bedroom apartment has gone from $595 on average in 1996 to $1089 in 2007. A poll conducted in 2008 showed that half of those sleeping on Calgary streets were employed including 200 working families. Some […]