Special Investigations
Series
Death and Dereliction
Barry Jones Is Spending Another Holiday Season on Death Row. Could It Be His Last?
Liliana Segura – Dec. 4
At an upcoming settlement conference in federal court, lawyers for Jones will try to negotiate an end to his long legal saga.
In U.S. Military, Sexual Assault Against Men Is Vastly Underreported
Nick Turse – Nov. 29
An average of 45 male service members are sexually assaulted every day, according to Pentagon statistics. As with women, shame and stigma suppress the truth.
A Special Prosecutor Found Kevin Johnson’s Case Was Tainted by Racism. Missouri Is About to Kill Him Anyway.
Liliana Segura, Jordan Smith – Nov. 27
Kevin Johnson is facing execution for killing a cop when he was 19. A special prosecutor says his sentence should be vacated.
A Criminal Ratted Out His Friend to the FBI. Now He’s Trying to Make Amends.
Trevor Aaronson – Nov. 26
The FBI paid a convicted sex offender $90,000 to set up his friend and his friend’s mentally ill buddy in a terrorism sting.
Special Feature
Snowden Archive: The SidToday Files
SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. The Intercept released four years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003, after editorial review.
Series
Losing Afghanistan
The Evacuation of the CIA’s Afghan Proxies Has Opened One of the War’s Blackest Boxes
Fahim Abed – Nov. 20
Former Zero Unit members are facing a reversal of fortune that is humiliating, infuriating, and utterly intractable.
The War on Immigrants
Was the Killing of a Migrant by a Former ICE Warden a Hate Crime or a Terrible Accident?
Debbie Nathan – Nov. 19
At Fivemile Tank, a watering hole in the bleak desert of West Texas, two men pulled up in a truck. One aimed a gun into the brush.
Staring Down the Execution Chamber at 76, Murray Hooper Still Says He’s Innocent
Liliana Segura – Nov. 15
Some of his co-defendants were exonerated. Others died behind bars. Of four death sentences, only Hooper’s remains. Now he’s up for execution.
Series
Experimenting With Disaster
Lab That Created Risky Avian Flu Had “Unacceptable” Biosafety Protocols
Mara Hvistendahl – Nov. 1
Documents obtained by The Intercept reveal disturbing biosafety lapses and troubling gaps in oversight by government agencies.
Special Feature
The Drone Papers
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.
Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation
Ken Klippenstein, Lee Fang – Oct. 31
Under the guise of counterterrorism, the government is accelerating pressure on social media companies to crack down on speech the feds deem disinformation.
Jewish Israelis Smoke Weed Without Fear. Their Palestinian Neighbors Face Harsh Penalties.
Jesse Rosenfeld – Oct. 30
The open consumption of cannabis stops at Israel’s separation wall, beyond which Palestinians are denied many of their most basic rights.
How a Rare Effort to Compensate Iraqi Airstrike Victims Failed
Pesha Magid – Oct. 29
Seven years after a U.S.-planned airstrike on Hawija killed at least 85 civilians, a token of compensation has delivered little or no help to survivors.
Inside the Aggressive Legal War to Shield the Founder of Russia’s Wagner Group
Alice Speri – Oct. 19
Hacked emails from a Russian law firm reveal Yevgeny Prigozhin’s approach to fighting sanctions — and journalists.
Special Feature
The Secret Surveillance Catalogue
A source provided The Intercept with a secret, internal catalogue of cell-phone surveillance devices used by the military and intelligence agencies.
Will Putin Face Prosecution for the Crime of Aggression in Ukraine?
Alice Speri – Oct. 8
The U.S. appears reluctant to set a precedent that would highlight how President George W. Bush avoided trial for invading Iraq.
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