Alice Speri writes about U.S. foreign policy, abuses by military and security forces, and the repression of dissent. She has reported from Palestine, Haiti, El Salvador, Colombia, and across the United States. She is originally from Italy and lives in the Bronx.
The NYPD Is Using Drones the U.S. Government Claims Threaten National Security
There’s not much evidence backing U.S. officials’ claims, but civil rights advocates question whether police should be using drones at all.
How the U.S. Derailed an Effort to Prosecute Its Crimes in Afghanistan
The International Criminal Court’s decision to “deprioritize” a probe into crimes by the U.S. and its allies came after years of U.S. obstruction.
The Coronavirus CrisisHow Police and Armed Groups Turned the Pandemic Into a Human Rights Crisis
A new report details how police, paramilitaries, and vigilantes seized on the Covid-19 pandemic to abuse rights and repress dissent.
Lawmakers Take On Militarization of Police in Defense Budget Talks
Biden failed to take action on the Pentagon’s 1033 program. Now four lawmakers have proposed NDAA amendments that would limit or end it.