The Trump Effect
Investigative researcher Alexa O’Brien, writer Wilfred Chan, and Intercept reporter Jordan Smith join the producers of Intercepted on this week’s show. The post The Trump Effect appeared first on The Intercept.
Puerto Rico’s economic future remains clouded by the debt restructuring plan
The recent debt restructuring plan is just the latest installment in Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship with the United States.
AOC Is Talking About Prison Abolition. Will She Take Action ?
Up until now, no politician would be caught dead defending abolition.
“We want a clean city” : why Yerevan is up in arms about waste management
In post-revolutionary Armenia, the monopolies of the past - even over trash - are coming increasingly into question.
bellingcat - Pro-Assad Lobby Group Rewards Bloggers On Both The Left And The Right
A shadowy group that supports Syrian dictator Bashar-al Assad is giving thousands of dollars to far-right activists, conspiracy websites, YouTube personalities, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — all under the guise of an award for “uncompromised integrity in journalism.” The Association for (...)
There’s a new weapon in the war on women in Europe. It’s called ‘demography’
The nominee for a new EU Commission demography portfolio has a worrying track record. This could have catastrophic consequences.
Women’s Rights in Mexico’s Fourth Transformation
In the early-morning hours of August 3, 2019, a seventeen-year-old young woman was returning from a party in the working-class Mexico City district of Azcapotzalco. Together with some friends, she took an app-service taxi that left her a few blocks from home, leaving her to walk the rest of the (...)
The GM Strike Is Heating Up
The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors (GM) is heating up on the picket lines as the standoff enters its second week. The first week saw union members arrested, presidential candidates march on the lines, and rumors floated that the strike could extend beyond a tentative (...)
Why the House Democratic Caucus Was Able to Move So Rapidly Toward Impeachment
“We spent all summer getting the shit kicked out of us back home,” said one Democrat who received such treatment. The post Why the House Democratic Caucus Was Able to Move So Rapidly Toward Impeachment appeared first on The Intercept.
Employers Used Facebook to Keep Women and Older Workers From Seeing Job Ads. The Federal Government Thinks That’s Illegal.
In a first, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that companies violated civil rights law through their use of Facebook’s targeting advertising.
The U.S. Border Is Much Bigger Than You Think
The driver of the passenger van pulled onto the shoulder of the road, looked back, and said, “There’s an immigration checkpoint up ahead. Does everyone
Ecocide Should Be Recognized As a Crime Against Humanity, But We Can’t Wait for The Hague to Judge
Climate justice won’t be possible without bringing down the powerful actors standing in the way of cutting emissions and production. The post Ecocide Should Be Recognized As a Crime Against Humanity, But We Can’t Wait for The Hague to Judge appeared first on The (...)
Indigenous women traveled 3,000 miles to save an Alaskan forest from Trump
“We couldn’t be ignored.”
Indian Democracy Is Being Dismantled Piece by Piece
There were some notable differences between the swearing-in ceremonies of the Hindu-supremacist government of Narendra Modi in its first victory on May 26,
Greta Thunberg Is Just Getting Warmed Up
Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her “school strike for the climate.” Last year, she started
Brazil’s Army Wanted to “Occupy” the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again.
Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil’s army are reviving an old dream of the dictatorship to bring industry, mining, and settlers to the Amazon. The post Brazil’s Army Wanted to “Occupy” the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again. appeared first on The (...)
Israel : Democracy or Apartheid ?
Mehdi Hasan and Noura Erakat break down this week’s Israeli elections. The post Israel: Democracy or Apartheid? appeared first on The Intercept.
Saudi First : Trump Wants to Start a War With Iran When MBS Gives the Order
Why is Trump deferring to Riyadh? Questions need to be asked about his financial ties with Saudis who bailed him out during the 1990s. The post Saudi First: Trump Wants to Start a War With Iran When MBS Gives the Order appeared first on The (...)
NRA Ramped Up Facebook Advertising Immediately After Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton
After massacres at El Paso and Dayton, NRA urged gun owners to “show that you won’t be intimidated” by calls for reform. The post NRA Ramped Up Facebook Advertising Immediately After Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton appeared first on The (...)
Netanyahu Hints Trump Peace Plan Will Allow Israel to Annex Key West Bank Territory
Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that his friend Jared Kushner’s Mideast plan would give him the green light to annex nearly a quarter of the occupied West Bank. The post Netanyahu Hints Trump Peace Plan Will Allow Israel to Annex Key West Bank Territory appeared first on The (...)
Brazil’s Amazon Crisis Is Rooted in Its Fascist Past
The philosophy behind the Brazilian rainforest fires is based on a World Bank-funded, dictatorship-era project which killed thousands.
John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed.
Bolton’s most lasting impact may be the fallout from his open contempt for international institutions. The post John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed. appeared first on The Intercept.
The Opioid Crisis’ Chief Culprit Has No Defense
Purdue Pharma maintains it was a minor player in the U.S. market for OxyContin. A new analysis of government data suggests otherwise.
No Body’s Business But Mine : How Menstruation Apps Are Sharing Your Data
Privacy international exposes the dubious practices of some of the most popular apps in the world.