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 Obama Administration dismisses Fukushima and the health effects it has on the American public. However, since1972, nuclear reactors of the type operating at Fukushima—General Electric’s Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactor—have been considered safety risks due to their particular vulnerability to explosion and rupture from hydrogen buildup. Five of the six nuclear reactors used […]
On May 17, 2013, the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests declared that all cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are to be observed as “non-human persons.” India, the world’s second largest country by population, is just one of five nations–including Costa Rica, Croatia, Hungary and Chile–to collectively ban the import, capture and exploitation of […]
High demand for palm oil is destroying our environment and threatening the lives of orangutans. Palm oil is used around the world as a biofuel additive, but it can also be found in everyday grocery products such as crackers and soap. Palm oil production is taking over countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. These […]
In February 2014, Global Research, the Centre for Research on Globalization and others reported that the British Columbia (B.C.) First Nations want Ottawa to take action and research the level of radiation in the region’s fisheries since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans predicts a shift, in the next five […]
There’s nothing like a warm embrace, a calming touch, or some loving words from a parent to help soothe life’s struggles. From the moment we are born, we look up to our parents for guidance and safety; they are our protection from the evils of the world. Yet for some children, evil goes by […]