Special Investigations

I Spent 20 Years Covering America’s Secretive Detention Regime. Torture Was Always the Subtext.

The U.S. naval base in Cuba was like another planet, where only the camaraderie of other journalists kept me tied to reality.


Policing the Pipeline

Prosecutors Hit Anti-Pipeline Protesters With Felony Charges to Send a Message, Defense Says

One county prosecutor asked oil company Enbridge for reimbursement to help with some of the prosecutions clogging up rural courts.


Oil and Water

Judge Rules Against Pipeline Company Trying to Keep “Counterinsurgency” Records Secret

In a legal fight over public records, press advocates say that Dakota Access pipeline company Energy Transfer engaged in “abusive litigation tactics.”


Death and Dereliction

“Innocence Isn’t Enough”: Arizona Urges the Supreme Court to Send Barry Jones Back to Death Row

The case has far-reaching implications: Should new evidence be ignored by the federal courts even when it exposes a wrongful conviction?

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.

U.N. Power Broker Jeffrey Sachs Took Millions From the UAE to Research “Well-Being”

The happiness project might be easy to dismiss if it didn’t confer legitimacy on a repressive government.

The Coronavirus Crisis

How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic

Pandemic prediction spawned a multimillion-dollar research industry, but many scientists warn that viral forecasting is a dangerous mirage.

Inside Mexico’s Historic Lawsuit Targeting U.S. Gun Companies

The $10 billion claim takes aim at the industry’s greatest legal shield, aiming to succeed where U.S. victims of gun violence routinely fail.



“When I Saw Him I Knew It Was Real”: Devonia Inman Is Free After 23 Years Behind Bars

Just over a month after a Georgia judge overturned his wrongful conviction, Inman was reunited with his family in time for Christmas.

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.


EPA Exposed

EPA Official Prevented Staff From Warning Public About Widely Used Carcinogen

PCBTF is on a list of “green” compounds preferred by the EPA, even though there is ample evidence that it causes cancer.

A Reformist Black Police Chief Faces an Uprising of the Old Guard

Keith Humphrey was brought in to reform a department riven by race. His opponents accused him of bias and sexual improprieties.