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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.

CIA Invests in Company that Monitors Social Network Sites

The investment arm of the CIA is investing in a firm that monitors social media as part of the CIA’s effort to access more “open source intelligence.” The firm is known as Visible Technologies and has offices in New York, Seattle, and Boston. The firm was created in 2005 and in 2006 developed a partnership […]

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Environmental Racism Continues in U.S.

Environmental racism refers to the specific targeting of a minority community with industrial operations that use unsafe environmental procedures resulting in an unsafe environment for that community. The number one predictor of where toxic sites will be located In the US is race. Three out of five African Americans in the United States live in […]

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“Bhopal Water Still Toxic 25 Years After Deadly Gas Leak, Study Finds”

In December 1984, United States-based chemical company Union Carbide was responsible for a chemical accident that killed around 20,000 citizens of Bhopal, India. Now, a new study has found that twenty-five years later, poisons from the spill are still causing birth defects in Bhopal. The Sambhavna clinic claims that one in every twenty-five children born […]

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Study Shows Chemicals in Plastic May Affect Boys’ Masculinity

A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center says that boys who are born to mothers with above average levels of phthalates are more likely to exhibit feminine behaviors. Phthalates are the chemicals found in plastics that make them soft and flexible. Boys born to mothers with high exposure to phthalates were found to […]

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