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.
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 […]
It is no secret that concerned citizens are condemning the United States government’s lack of transparency, accountability and honest constituent representation. Reporting for Moyers & Company, Mike Lofgren, a Congressional staff member for 28 years specializing in national security, addresses the issue of a Deep State that undemocratically orchestrates unchecked private agendas, while corporate […]
Waitresses and restaurant staff are underpaid. In this economy, restaurant staff are paid so little—the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13 per hour—that employees must work as much as possible to make ends meet. When it comes to being ill, servers have little choice but to go to work anyhow, resulting in a […]