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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.

“Scientist’s Himalayan Mission Provides Unwelcome Proof: Glaciers Are Dying”

Dr. Shresth Tayal is working with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) out of India to prove that glaciers in the Himalayan river areas are melting as a result of the environmental changes experienced in the world today. To scientifically prove their claims, TERI is working to measure three specific glaciers over the course of […]

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Uganda Bill Proposes Death Towards Homosexual Offenders

Uganda parliament is seeking to ratify an Anti-Homosexual Bill, which would put to death any of its citizens caught having repeated homosexual offences, and throw into jail those who touch each other in any sort of “homosexual manner.” The Bill would also seek to punish offenders who have HIV/AIDS. David Bahati of Uganda’s Ndorwa County […]

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Western Lifestyle Unsustainable, Says Climate Expert Rajendra Pachauri

Nobel Peace Prize winning climate expert Rajendra Pachauri has warned against behaviors typical of Western lifestyles, claiming they are unrealistic in today’s time of climate concerns and crisis. Pachauri is the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and delivered his remarks just days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit began (on December 7th). Among […]

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Fraudulent Election Practices in El Salvador by Right Wing ARENA Party: Left Wing FMLN Still Wins Despite US Involvement

On March 15, 2009 Mauricio Funes won the presidential election in El Salvador.  He was the candidate from the Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (Farabundo Marti for National Liberation), FMLN, left wing party. A few days before the election a U.S. House Republican representative, Dana Rohrabacher(CA) said, “El Salvador’s election is on Sunday. If […]

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Gaza’s Water Supply Near Collapse

The International Committee of the Red Cross has reported that the underground water system in Gaza is at risk of collapsing. The water system could also contaminate the area’s drinking water, potentially causing an outbreak of Hepatitis A and parasitic infections. Although the Israeli government has de facto responsibility over the area of Gaza, the […]

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