Articles by Andrew Fishman

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“Keep It Confidential:” The Secret History of U.S. Involvement in Brazil’s Scandal-Wracked Operation Car Wash
Andrew Fishman, Natalia Viana and Maryam Saleh - The Intercept, 16 Mar 2020

12 Mar 2020 – Leaked conversations between Brazilian officials reveal the inner workings of a secretive collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice on a sprawling anti-corruption effort known as Operation Car Wash. The chats, analyzed in partnership with the Brazilian investigative news outlet Agência Pública, show that the Brazilians were extremely accommodating to their U.S. partners, going out of their way to facilitate their involvement in ways that may have violated international legal treaties and Brazilian law.

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“Their Little Show”: Brazilian Judge in Corruption Case Mocked Lula’s Defense and Secretly Directed Prosecutors’ Media Strategy During Trial
Andrew Fishman, Rafael Moro Martins, Leandro Demori, Glenn Greenwald and Amanda Audi – the Intercept, 24 Jun 2019

17 Jun 2019 – Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro, while serving as a judge in a corruption case that upended Brazilian politics, took to private chats to mock the defense of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and direct prosecutors’ media strategy, according to newly unearthed chats from an archive obtained by The Intercept Brasil.

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Meet the Team behind CNN Brasil: A Businessman Accused of Exploiting Slave Labor and an Executive from a Fox News-style Outlet
Piero Locatelli and Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 28 Jan 2019

20 Jan 2019 – CNN Brasil is poised to become “Brazil’s Fox News” — in lockstep with Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing movement.

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Jair Bolsonaro Is Elected President of Brazil. Read His Extremist, Far-Right Positions in His Own Words.
Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 29 Oct 2018

28 Oct 2018 – Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil today. The far-right candidate received more than 55 percent of valid votes. After taking aim at the media throughout his campaign, he chose to make his first statement after the election via Facebook Live, rather than a press conference. “We could not continue to flirt with socialism, communism, populism, and the extremism of the left,” he said. The broadcast was picked up by major TV networks, but repeatedly froze due to connection issues. “All of the promises made to political groups and the people will be kept,” he added.

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(Português) Enquanto a corrupção em Brasília é exposta, os legisladores tentam criminalizar a dissidência
Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 13 Jun 2016

10 Jun 2016 – O vazamento das gravações secretas envolvendo as mais poderosas figuras do Brasil causaram uma série de escândalos explosivos na atual crise política do país. Agora, os legisladores brasileiros estão tentando tornar ilegal a publicação destas gravações.

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As Brasília’s Corruption Is Exposed, Lawmakers Try to Criminalize Dissent
Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 13 Jun 2016

Leaked secret audio recordings of Brazil’s most powerful figures have sparked a series of explosive scandals. Now, lawmakers are trying to outlaw their publication.

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(Português) O Brasil Está Sendo Engolido pela Corrupção — E por Uma Perigosa Subversão da Democracia
Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Fishman and David Miranda – The Intercept, 21 Mar 2016

Tudo isso parece historicamente familiar, particularmente para a América Latina, onde governos de esquerda democraticamente eleitos tem sido repetidamente removidos do poder por meios não legais ou democráticos. A mídia internacional está apresentando os protestos de rua como uma revolta nobre e populista. Os fatos são muito mais complicados.

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Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption — and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy
Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Fishman and David Miranda – The Intercept, 21 Mar 2016

Western media are depicting street protests as a noble populist uprising. The facts are much more complicated. It all seems historically familiar, particular for Latin America, where democratically elected left-wing governments have been repeatedly removed by non-democratic, extra-legal means.

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Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation
Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 22 Feb 2016

16 Feb 2016 – The U.K. government today announced that any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face “severe penalties.” It is, needless to say, perfectly legitimate to argue against BDS and to engage in activism to defeat it. But only advocates of tyranny could support the literal outlawing of the same type of activism that ended apartheid in South Africa merely on the grounds that this time it is aimed at Israeli occupation.

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Psychologist’s Work for GCHQ Deception Unit Inflames Debate among Peers
Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 10 Aug 2015

7 Aug 2015 – A British psychologist is receiving sharp criticism from some professional peers for providing expert advice to help the U.K. surveillance agency GCHQ manipulate people online.

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Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law
Andrew Fishman and Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 29 Jun 2015

GCHQ needed to reverse engineer software to hack into computer networks — so it decided to secretly reinterpret British law. Then it abused its newfound powers, ignoring internal guidelines.

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Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks
Andrew Fishman and Morgan Marquis-Boire – The Intercept, 29 Jun 2015

To thwart and extract hacks from anti-virus software companies, the spy agencies reverse engineered software, intercepted email and spied on web traffic. Kaspersky Lab was a major target.

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Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research
Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 22 Jun 2015

22 Jun 2015 – Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group’s use of behavioral science research is emphasized as critical to its operations. That includes detailed discussions of how to foster “obedience” and “conformity.”

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