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.
Researched by Kerry Headley and Jayson Reed Czech activists demanded the government of Mirek Topolanek halt the parliamentary ratification of a US missile-tracking high-speed radar base in the Brdy military district southwest of Prague. Military police ended the six-week occupation of Height 718 by activists representing Greenpeace and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia […]
Researched by Rob Hunter They’re in millions of mouths worldwide, but have been linked to heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Now a report concedes they may have a toxic effect on the body. Amalgam dental fillings – which contain the highly toxic metal mercury – pose a health risk, the world’s top medical regulatory agency has […]
Researched by Karene Schelert and Daniel DelMonte A report from the Center for American Progress shows the top five private oil companies spent an average of just one-half of one percent of total profits on renewable fuels. Energy companies such as BP, Standard, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, and others publicly market in their ads and slogans their […]
Researched by Rob Hunter and Ryan Larkin Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a new report from Congress. More than 38,000 foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. had no tax liability in 2005 and 1.2 million U.S. companies paid no income tax, the GAO said. […]
Researched by Kerry Headley and Carlos Maldanado The second-largest nuclear generating corporation in the US is backing away from its ownership of troubled nuclear plant Vermont Yankee along with the rest of its northeast fleet of nuclear reactors using a complex restructuring scheme. Entergy is spinning off all its plants into a separate limited liability […]