Politics

US House Demands China Sanctions Over Uighur Crackdown
Sasha Chavkin · December 4, 2019

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for mass detentions and other human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

China Cables: Who Are the Uighurs and Why Mass Detention?
Fergus Shiel and Sasha Chavkin · November 24, 2019

To better explain China’s actions and the findings of the China Cables, we answer some key questions about who is involved, the crackdown’s origins, and the significance of the secret documents.

Legislation Would Force ICE to Sharply Curtail Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · November 14, 2019

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has slammed the “rampant and unnecessary overuse of solitary confinement” at U.S. immigration detention centers.

US Presidential Hopeful Wants Hearing into ‘Appalling Abuses’ of Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · June 26, 2019

Cory Booker is the third U.S. Senator to demand answers about the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. detention centers following Solitary Voices.

Senators propose radical overhaul of US anti-money laundering regime
Douglas Dalby and Zshekinah Collier · June 17, 2019

Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies and this bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to change that.

Senior US Lawmaker Calls for Investigation into Solitary Confinement
Ben Hallman · May 24, 2019

Following Solitary Voices, US Senator Richard Blumenthal has called the immigration agency’s use of solitary confinement “inhumane” and “un-American.”

‘Get them all out!’ The Panama Papers connections to Algeria’s latest revolution
Will Fitzgibbon · May 2, 2019

Our Algerian member Lyas Hallas’ was the sole reporter in the country for the Panama Papers. But his reporting is still having an impact.

The Panama Papers in Ecuador: not even an earthquake could stop their reporting
Emilia Díaz-Struck · April 25, 2019

When the Panama Papers broke in Ecuador, then president Rafael Correa encouraged the public to find the reporters and force them to hand over the documents.

‘You have a wallet, right?’: Rutger Bregman on his Davos moment, and taxation ‘hypocrisy’
Razzan Nakhlawi · April 22, 2019

After Bregman’s taxation rant at the World Economic Forum blew up, we sat down to talk tax hikes on the super-rich.

Amy Klobuchar’s Implant Industry Support Complicates Her Pro-Consumer Reputation
Spencer Woodman, Sydney P. Freedberg and Amy Forliti · February 28, 2019

The U.S. presidential hopeful has championed legislation that critics say could put medical device patients at risk.