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.
Researched by Jennifer Donahue To gain permission to build new coal plants, the coal and electric power industries are now promising the moon: “This new coal plant will be ‘capture-ready.’ Just let us build this plant now and we’ll add a CCS unit onto the back end as soon as CCS technology has matured and […]
Researched by Jennifer Donahue and Jayson Reed The US is to lose its power to appoint the president of the World Bank after the UK’s development secretary, Douglas Alexander, brokered a deal to throw open the post to candidates from any country. Backed by European governments and developing countries, Alexander overcame resistance from the US […]
Researched by Ronnie Poole and Leora Johnson A comprehensive report by Dr. Marc Herold on US “precision” bombing of Afghanistan exposes a crass undervaluation of Afghan life on the parts of US military, political elites, and US corporate media. Herold reveals the drastic increase in innocent Afghan civilian deaths caused by precision bombing in the […]
Researched by Lizbeth Malmstead and Karene Schelert Over 5,000 U.S. physicians signed an open letter calling on the President and Congress “to stand up for the health of the American people and implement a nonprofit, single-payer national health insurance system.” The letter follows a survey in the Annals of Internal Medicine last spring that shows […]
Researched by Kerry Headley and Jenny Gibson Environmentalists blame ties between Big Coal and Congress for votes issued against bills promoting sustainable energy sources. Appalachian Voices and Oil Change International reveal that each of the top five (and nine of the top 10) recipients of coal industry money in the Senate voted against a bill […]