Special Investigations
Series
Secret Brazil Archive
House Democrats Want Answers About U.S. Role in Disgraced Brazil Corruption Probe
Andrew Fishman – Jun. 8
The now-disgraced Car Wash probe overthrew Brazil’s political order — and 23 House Democrats want to know how the Justice Department was involved.
A Police Killing in St. Louis Remains Shrouded in Darkness
Alison Flowers, Sam Stecklow – May. 29
In the city with the highest rate of police killings, open investigations pile up while the family of Cortez Bufford waits for answers.
Voice of America Is Accused of Ignoring Government Atrocities in Ethiopia
Nick Turse – May. 21
Current and former staff described decades of bias in the U.S. government-funded broadcaster’s Ethiopia coverage.
The War on Immigrants
An ICE Informant, MS-13, and the Long Campaign to Deport Walter Cruz-Zavala
Ryan Devereaux – May. 1
A government snitch inked him with gang tattoos as a teen. Judges have agreed his deportation would likely lead to torture.
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.
Italy’s Anti-Mafia Directorate and the “Dirty Campaign” to Criminalize Migration
Zach Campbell, Lorenzo D’Agostino – Apr. 30
Internal documents reveal how a niche police office in Rome quietly shaped EU border policy in the central Mediterranean.
The War on Immigrants
As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert
Ryan Devereaux – Apr. 18
Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.
An All-White Jury Sent Rayford Burke to Death Row. Will North Carolina’s Efforts to Make Amends Be Enough?
Jacob Biba – Mar. 28
Decades after his conviction, Burke maintains his innocence. His case highlights the limitations of North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act.
Trump EPA Invited Companies to Revise Pollution Records of a Potent Carcinogen
Sharon Lerner – Mar. 18
After ethylene oxide was shown to be 30 times more carcinogenic than previously thought, polluters began rewriting their toxic history — with the EPA’s help.
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.
In “Cherry,” the Bank Robber Is the Victim. What About the Teller He Held Up?
Matt Gallagher – Mar. 13
The new film starring Tom Holland shows how our culture elevates the outlaws and sidelines their victims.
Why Did Police Never Solve the Murder of a Prominent Portland Anti-Fascist?
Alice Speri – Mar. 3
Sean Kealiher’s unsolved murder has left a deep wound in a city that has for decades been a battleground for far-right violence.
A Syrian Asylum-Seeker’s Case Reframes Migrant Abuses as Enforced Disappearances
John Washington – Feb. 28
From family separation to European “pushbacks,” there’s a new legal effort to label anti-immigrant abuses as enforced disappearances.
Erik Prince and the Failed Plot to Arm a CIA Asset-Turned-Warlord in Libya
Matthew Cole – Feb. 26
Sources and exclusive documents reveal new details about Prince’s long campaign to back Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter.
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.
Series
The Iran Cables
How Iran Tried to Recruit Spies Against the U.S. in Iraq
James Risen – Feb. 7
Secret cables obtained by The Intercept show Iranian intelligence officials in Iraq using low-tech tradecraft to communicate with spies on the U.S.
Millions of Leaked Police Files Detail Suffocating Surveillance of China’s Uyghur Minority
Yael Grauer – Jan. 29
Invasive digital monitoring and community informants drive a system all too ready to classify Muslims in Ürümqi as extremists and terrorists.
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