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Holding the COP27 Summit in Egypt’s Police State Creates a Moral Crisis for the Climate Movement

Naomi Klein

The ongoing hunger strike of Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abd El Fattah forcefully reminds us that there can be no meaningful climate action without political freedom.

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Will Putin Face Prosecution for the Crime of Aggression in Ukraine?

Alice Speri

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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The CIA Thought Putin Would Quickly Conquer Ukraine. Why Did They Get It So Wrong?

James Risen, Ken Klippenstein

High-tech surveillance may have blinded the U.S. to how corruption has weakened the Russian military.

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Activists Acquitted in Trial for Taking Piglets From Smithfield Foods

Marina Bolotnikova

The nation’s largest pork producer argued that the removal of two sick piglets was a case of theft and burglary. DxE called it a rescue.

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NIH Awards New Grant to U.S. Organization at Center of Covid-19 Lab Leak Controversy

Ryan Grim

In August, an EcoHealth Alliance award was terminated after the organization failed to turn over records critical to the Covid origin probe. The next month, it got a new grant.

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Meet the Military Contractor Running Fare Collection in New York Subways — and Around the World

Schuyler Mitchell

Cubic Corporation does transit projects like New York City’s OMNY, but also cleans up on government surveillance and security contracts.

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Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize Winner: “What We Need Today Is Weapons”

Alice Speri

Oleksandra Matviichuk, who heads Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties — just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — spoke with The Intercept last month.

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Ron DeSantis Claim That “Regime Media” Wanted Hurricane Ian to Hit Tampa Echoed Fox News Rant

Robert Mackey

For many on the left, the phrase used by DeSantis — “regime media” — would have been new, but it’s a buzzword on the far right.

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Texas Claims It’s “Too Late” for DNA Testing That Could Get Rodney Reed Off Death Row

Jordan Smith

Now Reed is taking his fight to the Supreme Court.

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Livestream: Egypt’s Carceral Climate Summit

The Intercept

As Egypt prepares to host COP27, the country’s most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abd El Fattah, remains in prison.

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Dead Presidents, Fortunate Sons, and Raytheon Flacks: A K Street Kegger Party Report

Daniel Boguslaw

All-purpose firm S-3 hosted lobbyists, staffers, congressmen, and special guests for a feeding frenzy at the Navy Yard docks.

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