But by this past January, it appeared Veolia had largely avoided responsibility for the lead crisis that occurred during its oversight of the Pittsburgh water system. After more than a year of closed-door arbitration over the charges, Veolia and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a joint statement concludingRead More →

Jeremy Scahill: Norman, welcome to Intercepted. Norman Finkelstein: Thank you for having me. JS: First, just your response to what’s happening right now on the ground in Palestine. NF: Well it was eminently predictable. In fact, it was predicted, the Great March of Return, as it’s been called. Began on March 30, they saidRead More →

An extremely strange episode that has engulfed official Washington over the last two weeks came to a truly bizarre conclusion on Friday night. And it revolves around a long-time, highly sketchy CIA operative, Stefan Halper. Four decades ago, Halper was responsible for a long-forgotten spying scandal involving the 1980 election, in which theRead More →

In cash-strapped school districts, where traditional public schools and charters compete over funds, schools face acute financial pressure to attract and retain students. In recent years, some charter schools have discreetly turned to a controversial recruitment strategy: offering low-income families cash stipends or other prizes in exchange for drawing newRead More →