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Over the past week, we presented you with some of the highlights of our election integrity, government integrity, and environmental coverage. We also picked some of our favorite podcasts, editorials, and cartoons.
Now that the new year is about to begin, we are offering one final list of articles that reflects some of the other work that WhoWhatWhy did in 2021. As you peruse it, please give yourself a pat on the back because none of this would have been possible without your support.
Indigenous Women Engage Feds to Combat Violence in Alaska
Alaska’s Native communities, hit hard by violence against women, are working to get the federal government to go beyond just propping up local law enforcement.
Alexei Navalny: From Fringe Nationalist to Media Mogul
Most Russians aren’t moved by opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s politics — it’s his information they want.
The Growing Power of the Mexican Military
Families push for the US and Mexican presidents to stop turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in Mexico.
Latinx Authors Find the Bookshelves Blocked
Latinx voices have been largely unheard in the publishing industry.
Uncovered: Israeli Angle to ‘Deep State’ Plot
We dug deep and found a common thread omitted from a New York Times report on a plot against Trump adviser H.R. McMaster: a belief he was not sufficiently pro-Israel.
Wall Street Is Thirsting for Your Water
Clean water is a human right. It is also an investment for the capital class, which is buying water rights in the West.
Grief and Outrage Spark Beirut Protests
Police greet demonstrators with tear gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets on the anniversary of the gigantic blast that shook Beirut and for which no one has been held responsible.
Sirhan May Go Free — But Truth on the Kennedy Assassinations Remains Locked Up
The discussion of Sirhan Sirhan’s possible release elides important questions about a deeply flawed investigation into the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.
Why Does the Kremlin Keep Purging Crimea’s Muslims?
Crimean Tatars, a Muslim minority that once dominated the Black Sea peninsula but have been persecuted by Russia for centuries, are being purged by the Kremlin following a strategy used in Chechnya.
Celebrating Creativity: Mysteries in Charcoal by James Williams
Join this artist as he takes a deep dive into the dark recesses of his mind, where he creates images out of ashes.