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.
On March 26, 2015, FAIR reporter Adam Johnson published an article concerning the sexual abuse of Colombian children by the U.S. military. According to a recently published 800-page report commissioned by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), U.S. military personnel raped at least fifty-four children in Colombia between 2003 and […]
Young Johanna Romo of Kern County in California never made it to her first day in seventh grade. She has been hospitalized and has suffered three seizers, multiple nosebleeds and exhaustion by causes unknown to her, her family and even her doctors. Kern County in the Central Valley is home to large farms, intense heat […]
James K. Boyce is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and director of the Program on Development, Peace-building, and the Environment at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). Boyce has proposed two types of policies that can use to reduce fossil fuel emissions, carbon tax and carbon caps. Large corporations would have […]
Over the years farmland has become a huge money making opportunity for many private investors. This is because the value of farmland often increases with inflation, but doesn’t move with the stock market. So in turn, farmland is promoted as an “inflation hedge” and offers a great way to reduce any investment portfolio risk through […]
We get our hair done; we see our hairdresser mixing the hair dye, walking toward us, and our nostrils sense the pungent fumes well before she reaches us. We may wrinkle our nose a little, but what if we suffered more prolonged exposure to these chemicals? Most people visit hair and nail salons, at most, […]