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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.

Homeland Secure? Electrical Grid Vulnerable to EMP Attacks

Despite the billions poured into Homeland Security, one staple of American society remains unprotected: the electrical grid. One nuclear-tipped missile detonated at a height of 40-400 kilometers above ground could “degrade 70% of the nation’s electrical service, all in one instant,” according to a 2004 Department of Defense commission report. The weakness lies in high […]

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Three Strikes and You’re Off-line

On November 3 members of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), “a new intellectual property enforcement treaty,” met in Seoul, North Korea for a closed discussion of “enforcement in the digital realm.” According to a leaked memo from the conference, the United States is pushing for a Three Strikes/ Graduated Response policy and proactive policing […]

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IndyMedia Subpoenaed and Gagged

On January 30, 2009 IndyMedia, an alternative on-line new source, received a subpoena from the Southern District of Indiana Federal Court  for the “IP addresses, times, and any other identifying information” of all the site’s visitors on June 25, 2008. IndyMedia was then prohibited from notifying visitors of this release of otherwise private and protected […]

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Maria Gunnoe Stands Up Against Mountain Top Removal

Maria Gunnoe, a life time resident of West Virginia, won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work as a community organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition against mountain top removal mining practices in Appalachia. Mountain top removal is the process of first clearing, then blasting roughly 800 feet of rocks and dirt from the […]

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EPA Wants More Oversight on Chemicals

Chemicals in everyday items will now be highly regulated due to EPA’s new plan. Since there are many chemicals found in everyday items such as baby toys and cell phones, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a new plan which will evaluate chemicals based on health and safety risks.  This new plan will also give […]

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