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.
An array of conservative political forces challenging President Obama’s Affordable Care Act have pinned their hopes on King v. Burwell, a Supreme Court Case intended to dismantle the ACA. Yet perhaps surprisingly few of the for-profit healthcare companies and trade groups that initially opposed the ACA have thrown their weight behind the complainant’s side. Stephanie […]
For 30 years Alaska’s residents have received an annual dividend from the Alaska Permanent Fund, an entity that collects revenue from use of the state’s North Slope oil reserves. The payouts range from $1,000 to over $3,000, equally distributed to Alaskans regardless of age. In a time when taxes and other forms of centralized monetary […]
The Fairphone is the first smartphone that puts social values first, built with conflict-free minerals and made in a factory with a worker-controlled welfare fund. Fairphone is a social enterprise based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It started in 2010, and works to uncover the story behind the sourcing, production, distribution and recycling of electronics. They began […]
The digital platform created by The Futures Centre uses technological tools and scenario-forecasting to help business leaders move beyond day-to-day priorities and consider the impacts of long term trends like climate change and resource scarcity. The platform allows users to tap into an online bank of futures knowledge and monitor change in fields such as […]
Fearing its U.S. Department of Energy contract to run one of the nation’s premier nuclear-weapons labs would not be renewed, Lockheed Martin lobbied federal officials using taxpayer money, according to a DOE audit. The audit said Lockheed Martin broke federal law in its lobbying for a 12-year contract renewal to run Sandia National Laboratories of […]