Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has overseen an escalation in violent crackdowns on political protest. It’s getting even worse.
The InterceptThe fact that Mohammed bin Salman has been embraced closely by everyone from Donald Trump to Emmanuel Macron to Theresa May should be a source of shame for those of us living in the West, writes @mehdirhasan.
Glenn Greenwald, filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, and DA candidates Tiffany Caban and Chesa Boudin are this week’s podcast guests. Plus music from Sinkane.
The InterceptThis week on @Intercepted, @ggreenwald discusses the leaked documents that reveal dirty tricks used in the prosecution of leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on corruption charges and what this means for Trump ally Jair Bolsonaro.
The InterceptOn the latest @Intercepted, @CabanForQueens, a queer Latina public defender, talks about her battle with the Democratic Party machine in her bid to become a prosecutor opposed to the carceral state.
Judge Sergio Moro repeatedly counseled prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol via Telegram during more than two years of Operation Car Wash.
The InterceptReporting on this archive now finally enables the public — in Brazil and internationally — to evaluate both the validity of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s conviction and the propriety of those who worked so tirelessly to bring it about.
The InterceptChats in a large trove of documents furnished exclusively to The Intercept raise questions about the quality of the charges that ultimately sent Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to prison.
A massive archive exclusively provided to the Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of Brazil’s corruption investigators.
The InterceptA massive archive shows multiple examples of politicized abuse of prosecutorial powers by those who led Brazil’s sweeping Operation Car Wash corruption probe since 2014. It also reveals a long-denied political and ideological agenda.
The crackdown also impacts The Guardian, Washington Post, NBC News, and others, and may be related to the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
The Intercept“This frenzied activity could indicate that the authorities are accelerating their push to sever the link between Chinese citizens and any news source that falls outside of the influence of The Party.”
She wasn’t yet the target of conservative hate-thirst, and up until two months before I met her, she was still going by “Sandy” and working at a bar.
The Intercept“I believe I took her more seriously than other political observers did, in part because of my identity. Why would I, a young, working-class Latina, underestimate a young, working-class Latina?” @aidachavez writes of meeting @AOC.
With the help of a who’s who of conservative activists, the Supreme Court justice’s wife aims to open up a new front in America’s political wars.
The InterceptEarlier this month, conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas posted a meme demanding that Congress should turn away from undermining Trump and focus on “real problems” such as a the “rise of infanticide.”
Prosecutors are basing conspiracy charges against No More Deaths activist Scott Warren on questionable cellphone evidence.
The Intercept“Scott intended one thing. To provide basic human kindness in the form of humanitarian aid.”
The InterceptU.S. government prosecutors in Arizona have sought to make an example out of Scott Warren. Warren was arrested with two undocumented migrants on January 17, 2018, and accused of providing the men with food, water, and a place to sleep over three days.