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.
Most people are finding excuses to avoid confronting their own thoughts and behaviors. These claims are part of the general belief that “your genes made you do it,” with “it” being outlandishly open-ended. Much research towards gender has created society to believe that the two sexes are naturally unequal and this inequality is rooted in […]
According to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, food is the largest single source of waste in California, making up 15.5 percent of the state’s waste stream. An examination has found shortcomings in the state’s food distribution chain that allow vast amounts of food to go to waste in landfills, despite laws and tax incentives […]
Hernández is one of ten Cubans who, like the Russian agents arrested in the summer of 2010 in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, were arrested by the FBI in Miami in 1998 and charged with failing to register as agents of a foreign government, as well as conspiracy to commit espionage. In the 1990’s […]
Despite assertions by its detractors that wind energy would not survive an earthquake or tsunami the Japanese wind industry is still functioning and helping to keep the lights on during the Fuksuhima crisis. Mr. Ueda, the leader of the International Committee of the Japan World Power Association & Japan Wind Energy Association, confirms that most of the […]
In February, coal miner Sam Hall recounted that, because of his sexual orientation, he received threats, vandalism, and a litany of verbal mistreatment while working at Massey Energy Co.—all of which is okay in West Virginia because sexual discrimination is not outlined in its antidiscrimination law. West Virginia’s existing civil right law protects against race, […]