Voices
Perspectives on the news from Intercept columnists, reporters, and freelance contributors.
I Visited a Chinese Lab at the Center of a Biosafety Debate. What I Learned Helps Explain the Clash Over Covid-19’s Origins.
Mara Hvistendahl Jun. 19
We should let science and evidence prevail while recognizing that science, like other disciplines, is shaped by competing interests.
The G7 Upheld Vaccine Apartheid. Officials From the “Global South” Are Pushing Back.
Natasha Lennard Jun. 17
A summit of government ministers is trying to tackle the inequities of Covid-19 vaccine distribution that could cost millions of lives.
Political System Unites to Condemn Ilhan Omar for Telling the Truth
Jon Schwarz Jun. 11
The frenzied attacks by Republicans and Democrats on the Minnesota representative are about maintaining absolute impunity for the U.S. and Israel.
Trump’s DOJ Was Wrong to Seize My Phone Records
Eric Lichtblau Jun. 8
These are precarious times for journalists and their sources, as the seizure of my call records shows.
Rhode Island Coalition Pushes Most Equitable Legal Cannabis Regulations Yet
Natasha Lennard Jun. 6
Ahead of inevitable national legalization, Rhode Island activists urge the state to right the wrongs of the war on drugs.
Imprisoned Anti-Fascist Activist Says Federal Guards Let White Supremacists Beat Him
Natasha Lennard May. 28
Eric King’s civil rights lawsuit alleges a pattern of abuse by Bureau of Prison guards across several facilities.
Emily Wilder’s Firing Is No Surprise: AP Has Always Been Right-Wing
Jon Schwarz May. 25
From its founding during the Mexican-American War to its reporting on Latin America today, AP’s always been quietly conservative.
In Israel’s Mixed Jewish-Palestinian Towns, Old Frustrations Boil Into Violence
Aida Touma-Sliman May. 20
A Palestinian member of Israel’s Knesset writes that dispossession, discrimination, and occupation cannot be swept under the rug.
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