Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free
He fled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He exposed Australia’s offshore detention camps — from the inside. He survived, stateless, for seven years. What’s next?Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/magazine/behrouz-boochani-australia.html
The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire
An eccentric Dutchman began living in a giant underground facility built by the German military—and ran a server farm beloved by cybercriminals.Link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/08/03/the-cold-war-bunker-that-became-home-to-a-dark-web-empire
The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC
When a Qatari sheikh came to live in L.A., an entire economy sprouted to meet his wishes. "His highness doesn't like to hear no," one associate told a professor.Link: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-16/qatar-prince-usc-ucla-la
Is the Saudi Government Plotting Against Another U.S.-Based Critic?
Ali Soufan, a decorated veteran of U.S. law enforcement, has become the target of a vitriolic social-media campaign that appears to involve some of the same people who had targeted Jamal Khashoggi.Link: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/is-the-saudi-government-plotting-against-another-us-based-critic
How Can the Press Best Serve a Democratic Society?
In the nineteen-forties, a panel of scholars struggled over truth in reporting, the marketplace of ideas, and the maintenance of a free and responsible press. Their deliberations are more relevant than ever.Link: https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-future-of-democracy/how-can-the-press-best-serve-democracy
Michaela the Destroyer
How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the year’s most sublimely unsettling show.Link: https://www.vulture.com/article/michaela-coel-i-may-destroy-you.html
For the forgotten men of 1st Platoon, Trump's pardon of an officer they helped convict of murder is a crushing betrayal
Only a few hours had passed since President Donald Trump pardoned 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and the men of 1st Platoon were still trying to make sense of how it was even possible. How could a man they blamed for ruining their lives, an officer the Army convLink: https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/For-the-forgotten-men-of-1st-Platoon-Trump-s-15381879.php
As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’
After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier’s home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/world/europe/germany-military-neo-nazis-ksk.html