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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.

Illegal Arms Trade Experts in Air France Crash

Amid the media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France flight 447, the loss of two of the world’s most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade has been virtually overlooked. Pablo Dreyfus, who was traveling with is wife aboard the flight from Rio de Janerio to Paris, had worked with […]

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Obama Sells Ambassadorships

President Barack Obama has picked three of his major campaign donors to fill diplomatic posts to Spain, Norway and the European Union.  The three new ambassadors bundled more than $1 million combined toward Obama’s election efforts.  Overall, they have contributed nearly $2 million to general candidates since 1989.  Alan D. Solomont, nursing home industry entrepreneur and former lobbyist is slated to […]

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The Hell of War Comes Home

Ten soldiers from Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team have been arrested on charges of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter in Colorado Springs since 2006. These soldiers have fought in some of the bloodiest places in Iraq, and when they came home toColorado Springs suffering the emotional wounds of combat, some kept killing. Kenneth Eastridge, one […]

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Chevron and USAID Fund AgroAid in Nigeria and Angola

Clinton promised $6 million of investment in Angolan agriculture through a partnership with USAID and Chevron, the second-largest US oil company. Despite billions of dollars in oil wealth, Angola ranks among the worlds lowest in terms of development indicators. The corruption watchdog group Global Witness revealed Angolan state oil company had given permission to bid for oil and gas licenses to […]

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Honduras Takes over Garifuna Hospital

Despite objections by local Garifuna communities of Afro-Caribbean descent, Honduras’ de facto government is moving to take over the first and only Garifuna-managed hospital in the country, ousting its current staff.  In August, the de facto ministry of health notified hospital staff that the facility was being downgraded to a health center under new management. “These measures would […]

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